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


Distress among cancer patients attending rehabilitation in the community [read more]  [read more

Kuo A.

Support Care Cancer. 2022;30(1):279-287. doi:10.1007/s00520-021-06422-3



Prevalence and associations of axillary web syndrome in Asian women after breast cancer surgery undergoing a community-based cancer rehabilitation program.   [read more

Tay MRJ, Wong CJ, Aw HZ.

BMC Cancer. 2021;21(1):1019. Published 2021 Sep 14. doi:10.1186/s12885-021-08762-z

Breast Cancer Information Behaviours and Needs among Singapore Women: A Qualitative Study.  [read more

Lin L, Koh WL, Huang Q, Lee JK.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2021;22(6):1767-1774. Published 2021 Jun 1. doi:10.31557/APJCP.2021.22.6.1767



Managing the impact of COVID-19 on cancer survivors in Singapore  [read more]

Joan Khng

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

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Adhesive Capsulitis in Asian Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing an Outpatient Community Cancer Rehabilitation Program  [read more

Wong CJ, Tay MRJ, Aw HZ.

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.

Conquering the enigmatic fear of recurrence in the breast cancer care continuum  [read more

Srilatha B, Joan Khng NW.

Journal of Global Oncology, Open Access, online Feb 23, 2018. DOI: 10.1200/JGO.17.00117.

Measures for sexual health recovery in breast cancer survivorship  [read more

Srilatha B.

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

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients  [read more]

Foong PY, Srilatha B, Ong YJ.

Psycho-Oncology, 27, no. 2, Feb 2018: 706.



Sexual quality of life in the cancer continuum  [

Srilatha B, J C Leong and Y J Ong.

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


Conference Papers

Regional and international conferences are 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 showcased the holistic outreach of cancer care services.



Assessment of fatigue and its relationship to distress among cancer survivors (Best scientific poster award in cancer rehabilitation)

Kuo A.

98th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA

Prevalence of axillary web syndrome and adhesive capsulitis in breast cancer: a retrospective study


10th International Lymphedema Framework Conference 2021, Denmark



Distress in cancer patients attending rehabilitation in the community

Kuo A.

6th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference, Singapore



An analysis of the psychosocial, financial and emotional needs of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors (AYA CS) in Singapore through focus group discussions

Tan CJ, Toh YL, Isabel Tan MJ, Kelvin Yeo XH, Goh WL, Eileen Poon, Mohamad Farid, Srilatha B, Alexandre Chan.

World Cancer Congress 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A descriptive review of the community-based cervical cancer screening programme at the Singapore Cancer Society

Srilatha B, Huang Q, Hafidza MS, Asarpota NK.

World Cancer Congress 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sexual medicine updates in pharmacotherapy (Key-Note Address)

Srilatha B.

18th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, Tehran, Iran



Determinants of women’s sexual health in the cancer journey: a case series

Srilatha B, Yang Violet GF, Ong YJ.

Conference of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer, Davis, CA, USA

Outcome measurement trajectory in palliative-oncology: a framework development exercise at the Singapore Cancer Society

Nga SY Rina, Srilatha B, Ong YJ.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Singapore

Evaluating a patient ambassador training program in prostate cancer survivorship

Cheong MK, Leong JC, Srilatha B.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Singapore

Impact of parental cancer on the psycho-emotional perspectives of adolescents and teenagers in Singapore: lessons from the Camp Rafiki

Chan LP Victoria, Srilatha B.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Singapore

Optimising cancer care continuum through systematic needs’ assessment: a pilot study in survivorship at the Cancer Rehabilitation Centre, Singapore

Ong WS Philip, Leong JC, Srilatha B, Ong YJ, Yang GF Violet.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Singapore

Integrating art therapy into the trajectory of cancer survivorship

Chan YW Jeanette, Srilatha B, Leong JC.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Singapore

Qualitative assessment of professional response to home palliative-oncology care needs

Doris Ho, Ong YJ.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Singapore

Clinical Supervision for Professional Burnout in Palliative Oncology Care

Rachel Du Fang, Ong YJ.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Singapore

Sexual health recovery in prostate cancer survivorship: the standard operating algorithm at Singapore Cancer Society rehabilitation centre

Srilatha B, Yang Violet GF, Ong YJ.

5th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference, Singapore

Evaluating dietary regimens for health-related quality of life in cancer continuum: a preliminary study

Neo JE, Srilatha B, Ong YJ.

5th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference, Singapore

Man-power enhancement in prostate cancer survivorship through a facility-based exercise intervention program

Aw HZ, Bantilan JS, Lee KK, Srilatha B.

5th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference, Singapore

Preliminary results from a community-based, cancer rehabilitation service in Singapore

Lee KK, Kiran NA, Ong YJ.

5th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference, Singapore