Dr. Lynette Ngo


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.

After graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1996, she pursued a master’s degree in internal medicine, and obtained her membership of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK in 2002. She received her postgraduate diploma in palliative medicine from Edith Cowan University, Australia, and obtained her specialist accreditation in medical oncology from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. She also completed the Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment at City of Hope Hospital, California.

In pursuing her subspecialty interest in gynaecologic cancers, Dr Ngo was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme Award to spend a year at the Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), USA. Dr Ngo spent 7 years practicing at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore (NCCS) from 2005 – 2012.

Aside from being a clinical tutor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, she was also a visiting consultant to Gynaecologic Cancer Centre and Breast Centre at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, as well as to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. In addition, she spent 5 years caring for patients in hospice home cares and inpatient hospice services in the community. Dr Ngo is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Clinical Oncology, Asian Society of Gynaecologic Oncology, and Singapore Society of Oncology. She also serves on the Singapore Cancer Network guidelines committee.

In collaboration with MGH’s gynaecologic oncology team, Dr Ngo designed and conducted several investigator-initiated clinical trials, testing novel drugs and treatment strategies in subsets of gynaecologic cancers with molecularly defined pathways. She received a grant from the SingHealth Foundation for her research work and was involved in multiple clinical trials focusing on breast and gynecological cancers. She has also contributed to several publications in peer-reviewed journals, and written book chapters.

In 2013, Dr Ngo started a cancer patient support programme at a private hospital in Singapore to provide education, psychosocial and emotional support throughout the cancer journey, after recognising the challenges faced by patients, caregivers and survivors.

  • Speciality

    Medical Oncology

  • Subspeciality

    Medical Oncology

  • Medical Qualifications

    MBBS, M. Med, MRCP, Dip Palliative Med, FAMS

  • Areas of Expertise
    • Breast and gynecological cancers
    • Hereditary cancers and genetic counseling
    • Psychosocial oncology and palliative medicine
    • As well as general medical oncology
  • Office

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

Awards And Honours

Consultant, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)

Visiting Consultant to KKWCH Gynaecologic Cancer Centre and Breast Centre as well as Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Clinical Tutor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Medical Education

Clinical Tutor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Membership of Royal College of Physicians, UK

Master of Medical Education