Original Publication Date: 1 February, 2016
Publication / Source: Future Oncology
Authors: Melissa Teo & Khee Chee Soo
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore, comprising almost 30% of annual deaths. The incidence and prevalence continue to rise, resulting in Singapore having the highest age-standardized rate of cancer in southeast Asia. A review of national health policies in 1992 resulted in the creation of a National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) in 1999.