Dr Karmen Wong is regarded as one of Asia’s foremost oncologists with close to 20 years of clinical practice. She pioneered the first multi-disciplinary breast cancer treatment in Singapore some 15 years ago. This involved establishing a platform for treatment in other cancers with different disciplines of doctors. Dr Wong also initiated the bone marrow transplant programme in solid tumour in Singapore in 1997. She spearheaded the multi-disciplinary tumour board and Breast Cancer Clinic in Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Wong presented the 1st Asian study in attitudes of cancer treatment among Asian patients in the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 1999. She has also written peer review articles and published chapters in textbooks. Dr Wong is also on various committees, including the Singapore Oncology Society, National Council of Cancer Service and the Singapore Breast Cancer Workshop. She is also part of the Specialist Training Committee at the Ministry of Health, the Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as on the Board of Visitors to Changi Prison in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Dr. Wong’s sub-specialty interests are in cancer chemotherapy in breast, gastro-intestinal, lung and HIV related cancers.