Webinar Details

This webinar took place on:

Sat 5 December 2020

Total duration:

60 min


  • General insights on breast cancer surgery by Asst Prof Sim Yirong (Breast Surgeon, National Cancer Centre Singapore)

  • Presentation by Assoc Prof Benita Tan (Senior Consultant, Breast Service, Sengkang General Hospital) introducing advances in breast cancer surgery, including new techniques in breast reconstruction

  • Panel Q&A by:

    • Asst Prof Sim Yirong (Consultant, Breast Surgery, National Cancer Centre Singapore)

    • Clin Assoc Prof Benita Tan (Senior Consultant, Breast Service, Sengkang General Hospital)

    • Ms Samantha Seah (General Manager, Breast Cancer Foundation)

About this webinar

In the second installation in a series of webinars by Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) and Oncoshot, we examine breast cancer surgery and treatment options for different patient profiles. Find out about the latest and most promising advances in breast cancer surgery, as well as groundbreaking therapies that may improve your clinical outcomes and chances of survival.

Medical experts will help you to assess your landscape of options in an informed manner, as well as answer your pressing questions during a live Q&A session that will highlight support services for breast cancer patients in Singapore. The nexus of webinars is designed to equip both patients as well as those who have not gotten breast cancer with knowledge on how to detect as well as manage the condition, with resources available in Singapore.


Asst Prof Sim Yirong

Asst Prof Sim Yirong

Asst Prof Sim Yirong graduated with a medical degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2009, and obtained her fellowship with Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2016. Her focus and interests are in breast cancer research and education. She is currently a Consultant at the Division of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore.
Clin Assoc Prof Benita Tan

Clin Assoc Prof Benita Tan

Clin Assoc Prof Benita Tan obtained her Master of Medicine (Surgery), from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2000, Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003, and attained her Doctor of Philosophy at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS in 2013. As a Senior Consultant, General Surgeon, who sub-specialises in breast surgery, she is experienced in a wide range of breast procedures. She performs breast biopsies including vacuum assisted biopsies (VAB) and breast cancer surgeries, from breast conserving cancer surgery to mastectomies including skin-sparing and nipple sparing surgery for breast reconstruction.
Ms. Samantha Seah

Ms. Samantha Seah

At Breast Cancer Foundation, Ms. Samantha Seah spreads the message that breast cancer is not a woman’s issue – it affects society as a whole. Before moving to the social service sector, she spent over 20 years with global consumer brands, holding a variety of senior management roles in both domestic and regional markets such as MasterCard, Georg Jensen, and Yves St Laurent.

Panel Moderator

Dr. Huren Sivaraj

Dr. Huren Sivaraj

Dr. Huren Sivaraj is a Medical Oncologist and the Co-founder of Oncoshot - a cancer clinical trial matching tool and collaborative platform for patients, caregivers and oncologists. Dr. Huren’s research efforts are centred on developing technologies to assist patients and oncologists in Asia in navigating the complex cancer clinical trial and oncology treatment landscape.

Organized by

Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) is a social service agency with the mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. BCF is committed to raising awareness about breast cancer through talks, events and publications that advocate early detection through regular screening. BCF also supports survivors and their families through various counselling and training activities.


Oncoshot is a cancer-focused platform for patients, oncologists and cancer hospitals. It aims to solve the problems of poor access to clinical trials and inadequate specialist care options in Asia through a combination of cancer-domain expertise and deep technology applications. Oncoshot provides free access to its clinical trial matching tool and supports patients in exploring treatment options through its network of collaborating clinical partners.

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