Parkway Cancer Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#05-43,05-50 to 55,
MA, MBBChir, PhD (Cambridge)
M.Med (Internal Medicine)
MRCP (United Kingdom)
FAMS (Medical Oncology)
Dr Tan Wu Meng is a Consultant and Medical Oncologist at Parkway Cancer Centre. He was previously Specialist in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, and lead medical oncologist for Lung Cancer at the NCCS Clinic @ Changi General Hospital.
His sub-specialty interests include lung, head & neck, breast and gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr Tan trained at Trinity College, University of Cambridge graduating with Distinctions in Medicine and Pathology. He also received the Rashbass Prize in Physiology. He was awarded a university MBBChir-PhD programme scholarship to pursue a PhD in the Molecular Biology of DNA repair, at the Cambridge MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Dr Tan's research was also recognised with an A*STAR International Fellowship.
Dr Tan subsequently trained in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the Singapore General Hospital and National Cancer Centre Singapore.
During his previous public sector career, Dr Tan held multiple key administrative leadership appointments including Director of Outpatient Care for the Division of Medical Oncology. He was Pro-Tem Committee Member for the Sengkang Hospital Project, and served on the SingHealth Specialist Outpatient Clinic Task Force.
Dr Tan's clinical excellence has been recognised with the SingHealth Quality Service Award and the NCCS Cares Special Mention Award. He was part of the Singapore Cancer Society's Cancer Care Task Force which developed SCS' 50th Anniversary Jubilee guide for patients newly diagnosed with cancer – "No One Walks Alone".
An avid educator of medical students, junior doctors and trainee specialists, Dr Tan was also Physician Faculty for the SingHealth Medical Oncology Residency Program.
Dr Tan is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Singapore Society of Oncology and the Singapore Medical Association. He sat on the Editorial Board of the SMA News from 2005 to 2010, and served on the executive committee of the Singapore Society of Oncology from 2012 to 2014. In his spare time he writes as a public intellectual on healthcare, public policy and international affairs.