Associate Professor Ng Wai Hoe
MBBS, MBA (INSEAD), MD (NUS), FRACS (Neurosurgery), FAMS
Medical Director, National Neuroscience Institute
Academic Chair, SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience ACP
Dy Chairman Medical Board, SingHealth
The treatment for brain tumours usually focuses on the control of the disease and its spread. Whilst the active treatment and control of the disease is important, we do need to appreciate that there is a lot of fear, anxiety and confusion for patients. BTSS really fills this gap of care for our patients.
The BTSS plays many roles as advocates for brain tumour awareness, public education and even financial support for patients. Of the many roles, I believe that there is a unique role of the BTSS that no one else can fill. The BTSS members have walked a similar journey that our patients are embarking on. They are able to offer encouragement, emotional support and comfort from the heart. This source of support has been a great source of hope and strength for our patients.
I wish the BTSS every success as they continue their impactful work.
Dr David Low Chyi Yeu
MBBCh, FRCS(SN), FAMS
Head and Consultant Neurosurgeon, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Program Director, SingHealth Neurosurgical Residency
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Dr Quah Song Chiek Daniel
MBBS, FRCR (Clinical Oncology) (UK)
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Division of Radiation Oncology, Division of Palliative Medicine
Dr Soh Shui Yen
MBBS (Singapore), MRCPCH (UK)
Haematology / Oncology Service, Department of Paediatric Subspecialties
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr Miriam Santiago Kimpo
Consultant, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute
Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Consultant, Division of Paediatric Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, National University Hospital
Associate Professor Yeo Tseng Tsai
MBBS (S’pore), FRACS (Neurosurgery)
Head & Senior Consultant
Division of Neurosurgery, National University Hospital
In my years of practice, I note a gap in the emotional care of brain tumour patients that doctors may have challenges filling due to our professional roles. Hence, BTSS plays a complementary role alongside us by stepping in to provide the emotional and practical support that our patients really need. Since BTSS comprises mainly brain tumour patients and caregivers, our patients who have attended their programmes, have shared that they found much empathy, comfort and help. Beyond this core business of giving moral support, BTSS has even moved beyond to initiate welfare programmes, organise educational talks and raise awareness to empower and build a vibrant brain tumour community in Singapore. I am really proud of the meaningful work that BTSS is doing for the care of brain tumour patients and their families in Singapore.