US cancer specialist centre, West Clinic, opens medical centre in Singapore

Saturday, October 14, 2006
12 October 2006

United States cancer specialist centre, West Clinic, announced today a new joint venture cancer treatment centre in Singapore with Singapore's Excellence Healthcare Pte Ltd based in Camden Medical Centre. The centre aims to provide US-standard treatment for cancer patients in Southeast Asia.

To be headed by Dr Steven J Tucker, MD, the centre, named The West Clinic Excellence Cancer Center, will be staffed by physicans from the US. Dr Tucker is the former Director of the Prostate & Genitourinary Oncology Program with The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute in Santa Monica, California. He has also served as Attending Physician with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.

The centre will also collaborate with local oncology providers and major healthcare institutions in the region to build a research network through the Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network (ACORN). ACORN is a US-based network of over 150 oncology investigators offering access to a broad range of clinical trials for most major cancer types in addition to studies on quality of life and symptom management.

Address/Contact Details

The West Clinic Excellence Cancer Center
1 Orchard Boulevard,
#15-01 Camden Medical Centre,
Singapore 248649.
Tel: +65-6565-6888
Fax: +65-6565-9988