It is well known that the key attribute of scientific research is presentation in conferences and/or publication in refereed journals. Singapore Cancer Society’s recent publications in International journals, peer-reviewed for scientific content and qualitative impact on the clinical community include the following:


Journal Articles


Joan Khng
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, DOI: 10.1080/02185385.2020.1859408


Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Oct 24:S0003-9993(20)31153-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.105. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33203512.
Cancer Supportive and Survivorship Care in Singapore: Current Challenges and Future Outlook  [read more
Kiley Loh WJ, Terence Ng, Choo SP, Alethea Chung PY, Khee CS, Saw HM, Mahendran R, Celia Tan, Gail Chang CY, Ong YJ, Alexandre Chan
Iris Journal of Nursing and Care, 1(1): 2018. IJNC.MS.ID.000501.
Journal of Global Oncology, Open Access, online Feb 23, 2018. DOI: 10.1200/JGO.17.00117.


Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 5, no. 4, Oct-Dec 2018: 442-443.


Foong PY, Srilatha B, Ong YJ.
Psycho-Oncology, 27, no. 2, Feb 2018: 706.



Cancer, 123, no. 3, Feb 2017: 529-530. 


Conference Papers

Regional and international conferences are clinical platforms where healthcare professionals in respective areas would discuss their latest research findings. These scientific meetings also create a learning environment for exchange of therapeutic perspectives with the international audience dedicated to the same cause. In this period, Singapore Cancer Society has been well represented in local and international scientific forums with the following research papers that show-cased the holistic outreach of cancer rehabilitation and palliative care services.

1. Srilatha B, Cheng NW, Cheong MK, Leong JC, “Holistic approach to cancer survivorship and rehabilitation in Singapore”. 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, 19-23 June 2016, National University of Singapore, Singapore


2. Srilatha B, Yang Violet GF, Ong YJ, “Determinants of women’s sexual health in the cancer journey: a case series”. Conference of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer, 6-7 April 2017, Courtyard Marriott, Sacramento UC-Davis Cancer Center - Davis, CA, USA


3. 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, July 26 – 29, 2017, Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore

i. Nga SY Rina, Srilatha B, Ong YJ, “Outcome measurement trajectory in palliative-oncology: a framework development exercise at the Singapore Cancer Society”.

ii. Cheong MK, Leong JC, Srilatha B, “Evaluating a patient ambassador training program in prostate cancer survivorship”.

iii. Chan LP Victoria, Srilatha B, “Impact of parental cancer on the psycho-emotional perspectives of adolescents and teenagers in Singapore: lessons from the Camp Rafiki”.

iv. Ong WS Philip, Leong JC, Srilatha B, Ong YJ, Yang GF Violet, “Optimising cancer care continuum through systematic needs’ assessment: a pilot study in survivorship at the Cancer Rehabilitation Centre, Singapore”.

v. Chan YW Jeanette, Srilatha B, Leong JC, “Integrating art therapy into the trajectory of cancer survivorship”.

vi. Doris Ho, Ong YJ, “Qualitative assessment of professional response to home palliative-oncology care needs”.

vii. Rachel Du Fang, Ong YJ, “Clinical Supervision for Professional Burnout in Palliative Oncology Care”.


4. 5th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference, September 6-8, 2017, Academia, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

i. Srilatha B, Yang Violet GF, Ong YJ, “Sexual health recovery in prostate cancer survivorship: the standard operating algorithm at Singapore Cancer Society rehabilitation centre” - short-listed for best poster award.

ii. Neo JE, Srilatha B, Ong YJ, “Evaluating dietary regimens for health-related quality of life in cancer continuum: a preliminary study”.

iii. Aw HZ, Bantilan JS, Lee KK, Srilatha B, “Man-power enhancement in prostate cancer survivorship through a facility-based exercise intervention program”.

iv. Lee KK, Kiran NA, Ong YJ, “Preliminary results from a community-based, cancer rehabilitation service in Singapore”.


5. 32nd International Conference on Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care, September 13-14, 2017, Holiday Inn, Singapore. Srilatha B, Key-Note Address, “Meeting sexual health requirements in the cancer journey”.


6. 18th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, June 20-22, 2018, Razi International Conference Center, Tehran, Iran. Key-Note Address, “Sexual medicine updates in pharmacotherapy”.


7. World Cancer Congress, October 1-4, 2018, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Global Village, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i. Tan CJ, Toh YL, Isabel Tan MJ, Kelvin Yeo XH, Goh WL, Eileen Poon, Mohamad Farid, Srilatha B, Alexandre Chan, “An analysis of the psychosocial, financial and emotional needs of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors (AYA CS) in Singapore through focus group discussions”.

ii. Srilatha B, Huang Q, Hafidza MS, Asarpota NK, “A descriptive review of the community-based cervical cancer screening programme at the Singapore Cancer Society”.