DR GOH BOON CHER



Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS
Director, Investigational Medicine Unit, NUHS
Deputy Director, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, NUS
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Defence Medical and Epidemiology Research Institute, Singapore

Dr Goh received his undergraduate medical education at the National University of Singapore, and joined the Department of Hematology-Oncology, NUH where he completed fellowship in medical oncology, and received a National Medical Research Council fellowship in clinical pharmacology and phase I clinical trials at the University of Chicago.

He has been actively contributing to clinical research especially in clinical pharmacology and cancer drug development. He currently holds several institutional and national research portfolios. Upon his return from Chicago, he has contributed much to the development of a clinical trial research infrastructure at the NCIS, one of the largest clinical research groups in Singapore, and chaired the Cancer Therapeutics Research Group, an Asia Pacific cancer research group.

He has mentored many clinical oncology and pharmacology fellows, and has been awarded senior clinician scientist from the Biomedical Research Council and the National Medical Research Council since 2005. In addition, he has been competitive in research grants, having held several large government awarded research grants.

Beyond cancer therapeutics, he is also interested in pharmacogenetics, and has published widely in this area as well. Internationally, he has served on national grant review panels, advisory boards on several pharmaceutical companies in early drug development, and has served on editorial boards of important journals like the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Annals of Oncology.

As a responsible member of clinical research, he has also espoused principles of ethics, and served for several terms as Chairman of the Domain Specific Research Board. Currently he is Director of the Investigational Medicine Unit at the NUHS, and head of Hematology-Oncology, as well as Deputy Director of the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore.

Education and Fellowships
MBBS (S’pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Int Med), FAMS, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)

Specialty Interests
• Lung Cancer
• Head & Neck Cancer
• Phase I Clinical Trials

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