Dr Whang Hwee Yong


MBBS (UK), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edinburgh), FACP(USA), Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology

Dr Whang Hwee Yong is a consultant Medical Oncologist at Icon SOC Farrer Park and Mt Elizabeth. She has previously consulted as an Associate Internist/Associate Profession of Medicine with the Department of Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas, USA.

Dr Whang is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and also has been a member of the American Association of Cancer Research and American Society of Clinical Oncology since 1977. In 1984, she was elected as a fellow to the Board of American College of Physicians (ACP), and also became a member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

While a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr Yap-Whang was involved in many research activities, and was the principal investigator for Phase I/II developmental therapeutics and other research protocols for the treatment of breast cancer, brain tumours and central nervous system metastases. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and has been invited speaker at several international meetings. Throughout her tenure at MD Anderson Cancer Center her abstracts were selected for oral presentations at both ASCO and AACR meetings.

She has special interest in cancer research relating to chemotherapy and clinical pharmacology, breast, central nervous system and hepatic metastases. Dr Yap-Whang has a wide-ranging practice, with special patient care interest in both haematologic malignancies and solid tumours.