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SCS Cancer Research Grant 2017


Since 1973, SCS has been supporting local cancer research projects across a wide spectrum of subjects, with the objectives of improving the quality of life, quality of care and quality of treatment for cancer patients. The Society would also like to underscore the importance of the psychosocial aspects of cancer on the patients as well as their caregivers. We are inviting grants proposals for projects in the following categories:

  • Cancer prevention and screening (e.g. risk factors; nutrition & dietetics; development and evaluation of screening test; cost-effectiveness analysis of screening program)
  • Psychosocial and spiritual aspects related to cancer (e.g. effects of cancer on patients, family members & caregivers; spirituality in cancer care; developing long-term solutions for cancer ‘epidemic’)
  • Health communication (e.g. communication strategy to inform cancer patients and caregivers)
  • Cancer survivorship (e.g. Cancer support programs, cancer rehabilitation)
  • Palliative care (e.g. behavioral and psychological supportive care, symptom management)
  • Health service program (e.g. identifying critical gaps in evaluating and improving quality of cancer care)
  • Clinical research (e.g. medical/surgical/radiation oncology, clinical pharmacology)

This grant call aims at delivering holistic patient care and hence the invitation is open to all researchers from various cancer related disciplines, healthcare institutions and organizations in Singapore; from the public, private and voluntary sectors, which are involved in cancer care and/or research.

The maximum amount of grant funding that applicants may apply for each proposal submission is S$200,000. The grant call 2017 will open on Monday, 24 July 2017, 9.00AM. 


Please submit both hard copies and soft copies (not exceeding 10MB) of the completed application documents to Singapore Cancer Society by Friday, 4 August 2017, 6.00PM. We will not entertain any late submissions or submissions with any incomplete information required.


Attention:     Dr Huang Qing

Specialist, Research & Advocacy

Community Health

Singapore Cancer Society 

Address:      15 Enggor Street

#04-01 Realty Centre

Singapore 079716 

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Successful applicants will be notified by email. The results of grant call will also be published on SCS website in December 2017. 

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Successful Applications for SCS Cancer Research Grant

Year 2016

Successful Applications for SCS Cancer Research Grant Call 2016

In 2016, SCS reached out to the cancer research community in Singapore and received a good response from the cancer research community in Singapore. We received 48 research proposals from 15 institutions. We are deeply heartened by the community’s desire to Minimise Cancer and Maximise Life in Singapore.

Following a thorough process of evaluation and deliberation, funding was awarded to these 4 projects:


Research Project Title Host Institution Principal Investigator
Feasibility and efficacy study of multidisciplinary breast cancer rehabilitation during chemotherapy

National University Hospital

Dr Effie Chew
Evaluating the role of a Geriatric Oncology service: how it can impact upon the quality of life in the older adult with cancer and aid in the reduction of caregiver distress

National University Hospital

Dr Angela Pang
A Study of Family Caregivers' Needs, Burden of Care and Quality of Life over the Course of a Cancer Illness National University of Singapore

Dr Rathi Mahendran

The Impact of Surgical Treatment on Physical Functions and Quality of Life in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Prospective Cohort  Study National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dr Tan Hiang Khoon


We congratulate all grant award recipients.