Proton Therapy in Singapore
Cancer is a leading cause of death, both globally and in Singapore. To meet the increased need for state-of-the-art cancer treatment, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital has launched the first Proton Therapy Centre in Singapore. Ulink Assist brings you the latest update in our monthly bulletin.
What is proton therapy?
Proton therapy is a more precise form of radiation therapy, utilising proton beams to treat cancer with extreme precision, making it suitable to treat complex tumours located in sensitive areas such as the brain or eye. While conventional radiotherapy uses X-rays to deliver radiation to the tumour and everything in its path, proton beams are able to spare the surrounding organs and healthy tissues as they have less entry dose and no exit dose, thus allowing specialists to safely deliver higher doses of radiation to tumours.
Also, while conventional radiotherapy may not be ideal for children, proton therapy is a breakthrough cancer treatment for children’s cancers. By targeting the affected region specifically, proton therapy can kill cancer cells while minimising damage to surrounding healthy tissues and nearby organs, thus reducing the side effects from cancer treatment leading to a significant improvement in patient quality of life and cancer prognosis.
Proton Therapy Services with
With the opening of the new Proton Therapy Centre (PTC) at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MNH) on May 10, 2023, we expect an increase in patients seeking advanced cancer treatment, not available in other countries in Southeast Asia.
Dr Daniel has obtained multiple professional certifications such as: MBBS (SIN), FRCR (CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, UK), FAMS (RADIATION ONCOLOGY), MBA (Healthcare Management) is Director and Senior Consultant Radiation Oncologist at Asian Alliance Radiation & Oncology (AARO) and is dual trained in Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.
Common medical conditions
• Sensitive tissues & childhood cancers
• Brain cancer
• Head & neck cancer
• Liver cancer
• Oesophageal cancer
• Prostate cancer
• Spinal & soft tissue sarcomas