“I believe in the continued development of radiation oncology techniques and technology to help more cancer patients across Singapore and surrounding regions”
Dr Francis Chin Kuok Choon
Dr Francis Chin is a Radiation Oncologist with experience across both medical oncology and radiation oncology. He is an ASEAN and Chevening scholar, receiving scholarships from the Singapore and British Government and participated in an EU sponsored MSc in radiation biology with distinction. Dr Chin is the first student from Asia to attend this prestigious radiobiology course sponsored by the European Commission to produce experts in radiation biology and radiation oncology.
Before joining Icon, Dr Chin worked for over 20 years with the National Cancer Center in Singapore and continues to be a visiting consultant at KK Women and Children’s Hospital and is on the steering committee of the Viva-KKH Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumour programme.
Dr Chin also holds a number of positions across Singapore. He is Deputy Chair of the Institutional Research Boards in Oncology/ Haematology at SingHealth, with concurrent appointments with HSA/DSRB IRBs. He is also a member of the SingHealth Quality Assurance Committee who look into the Clinical Risk Management across SingHealth’s cluster hospitals. He is a member of the SingHealth NCCS Proton Therapy Implementation Committee and a lead Principal Investigator in a National Research Foundation 10 million SGD programme grant for proton therapy since 2017.
Dr Chin is passionate about the continual improvement of radiation oncology and leads several Quality Assurance Improvement projects teams, including the radiation proton development management team. He holds academic appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor, SingHealth DUKE NUS Oncology Academic Oncology Clinical Programme (ACP) and Paediatrics ACP since 2015. His radiation oncology projects have been selected internationally by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as one of the highlights at IAEA’s technical experts meeting.
He was the president-elect of the South East Asian Radiation Oncology Group (SEAROG) from 2017 to 2018; SEAROG comprises of the radiation oncology societies of South East Asian countries, including Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Since 2006 SEAROG has collaborated with ESTRO to organise local ESTRO school courses to improve the radiation expertise and training in this region. He is currently an editorial board member of the Royal College of Radiologist, UK and is also a recognised local and regional expert in radiation biology and a chapter author in the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care, (second edition) on radiation poisoning. In 2020, Dr Chin will be enrolled into Harvard Medical School as a candidate of their South-East Asia Leadership Management programme.
Dr Chin accepts referrals for all cancer types and is experienced across a range of cancers with particular interest in paediatrics, soft tissue sarcoma, gynaecological condition and gastrointestinal cancers.