Dr. Choo Su Pin


A doctor who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.

Dr. Choo was the Chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology department and Deputy Head of the Medical Oncology division at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) prior to private practice. She also served as co-Director of the Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic and remains a visiting consultant at NCCS and an adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. She is the current President of the Singapore Society of Oncology and a founding member of the SSO-Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium. She is also a faculty member for the Gastrointestinal Track of the European Society of Medical Oncology.

Dr. Choo is involved in developing guidelines for the treatment of pancreatic-hepatobiliary cancers locally and internationally. She is a member of the Pan-Asia adapted European Society of Medical Oncology Guidelines on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Committee and the Asia-Pacific Liver Cancer Expert Meeting Consensus Panel. She has vast experience in running clinical trials in gastrointestinal oncology and dealing with complex gastrointestinal cancers and novel therapeutics. She sits on advisory boards of pharmaceutical companies and provides consult on drug development in gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr. Choo has published in numerous journals including the Lancet, Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Cancer Discovery, Annals of Oncology and Journal of Clinical Oncology.

  • Speciality

    Medical Oncology

  • Subspeciality

    Medical Oncology

  • Medical Qualifications


  • Areas of Expertise
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers
    • Hepatobiliary
    • Esophageal Cancers
    • Anal Cancers
    • Neuroendocrine Cancers
  • Office

    Curie Oncology, 38 Irrawaddy Rd, #08 21/29/30, Singapore 329563

Awards And Honours

Visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore and Adjunct Associate Professor, Singhealth Duke-NUS Oncology Academic Clinic Programme, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

Deputy Head of the Division of Medical Oncology from 2012 to 2018

Chief of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Department from 2012 to 2018

Participate in the AACR/ASCO Methods in Cancer Research Workshop, held in Vail in 2006

The Gold Excellent Service Award in 2010

Senior Consultant in the Division of Medical Oncology and co-Director of the Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic from 2014 till 2019

Experimental Cancer Therapeutics Unit (ECRU) at NCCS

Deputy Head of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences department of NCCSChair of the Clinical Trials Steering Committee

Member of the Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Cancer Trials Workgroup

Steering committee for the AHCC006

Local Chair of the ESMO ( European Society of Medical Oncology) Asia conference in Singapore

Co-chaired the ESMO preceptorship in Gastrointestinal Cancers in 2017 and 2018

President of the Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO) from 2018 till 2020

The Immediate Past Presidentof the Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO)

Founding member of the SSO-Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium and is the Honorary Secretary of the Chapter of Medical Oncology, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Council member of the Singapore Cancer Society ( SCS)

Member in the ESMO Women For Oncology committee

Medical Education

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at University of Nottingham Medical School, UK

Fellowship at Royal College of Physicians, UK

Fellowship at The Academy Of Medicine, Singapore

Trained at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)

University of California San Francisco

SMU-Singhealth Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership