Dr Johann Tang Radiation Oncologist In Singapore

Delivering my very best expertise with compassion and dignity.

“The most important cancer I treat is yours.”

Dr Johann Tang

An Overview Of Radiation Oncology

Radiotherapy, also known as radiation therapy in Singapore, is an effective treatment for cancer patients. It is a treatment modality where a radiation oncologist utilises high energy X-rays or radioactive implants to kill cancer cells. External-beam radiation therapy frequently utilises X-rays to treat cancers, but protons and other types of energy beams are also utilised. An effective option across various stages of cancer treatment, radiotherapy is an essential treatment tool administered by radiation oncologists in Singapore. Dr Johann Tang’s extensive experience in treating a wide variety of cancers reassures patients that they will receive the most appropriate and personalised treatment.

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About Dr Johann Tang

Senior Consultant Radiation Oncologist
Medical Director
MBBS (Aust), FRANZCR (Radiation Oncology), FAMS

Dr Tang obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1998, and completed his house officer training at the Hunter Area Health Service in Australia. After his successful training, Dr Tang returned to Singapore to start his speciality training in Radiation Oncology at the National University Hospital (NUH). Obtaining his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Radiologist (FRANZCR) in 2006, Dr Tang underwent fellowships in breast brachytherapy at the University of Wisconsin and Arizona Breast Cancer Specialist Centre, as well as prostate brachytherapy, skin and paediatric fellowships at Peter Maccallum Cancer Institute, Australia. In 2021, Dr Tang underwent a fellowship at the New York Proton Centre with Dr Charles Simone in Head and Neck, Reirradiation, Paediatric, Prostate and Lung cancers.

Why Choose Dr Johann Tang

Dr Johann Tang is an experienced radiation oncologist who aims to deliver the highest level of care to his patients. He is dedicated to understanding each patient’s condition and provides holistic customized care that is both effective and compassionate. With ethics and empathy held at the core of our practice, we strive to understand your individual needs and provide care that is compassionate and responsive.

Experienced Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Johann Tang is a highly experienced radiation oncologist with over 20 years treating various cancers in both adults and children and several accolades to his name. Prior to entering private practice where he is currently a Senior Consultant and Medical Director. Dr Tang was at NUH for 18 years from 2001 to 2019. Dr Tang spearheaded and built up the breast brachytherapy (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation APBI), outpatient interstitial image- guided cervical brachytherapy and paediatric radiotherapy services at NUH, to provide an array of the latest and best treatment options for patients. Dr. Tang is also passionately involved in research having authored numerous peer reviewed publications, and has won several research prizes.

Evidence-based Treatments

Dr. Johann Tang and his team utilizes technology that has proven to be effective in cancer treatment. Having decades of experience in treating and researching the disease has enabled Dr Tang to remain current and on top of best practices and novel techniques, providing his patients with full assurance that they are receiving the most effective treatment available.

Patient-centered Care

Dr Johann Tang’s patients are his top priority. He journeys with them from diagnosis till the completion of treatment. With Dr Tang, all patients can be fully assured that their clinical needs and well being are attended to. Dr. Tang is also passionately involved in research having authored numerous peer reviewed publications, and has won several research prizes.

 

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"I guarantee my very best expertise delivered with compassion and dignity as we journey TOGETHER to BEAT this dreaded illness."

- Dr Johann Tang

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Radiation Treatments Available In Singapore

  • 3D Conformal External Beam Radiotherapy is one of the most common forms of external beam radiation therapy. It effectively targets cancer tumours while sparing healthy surrounding tissues.

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy [IMRT] is high precision radiation therapy that delivers high dose, modulated radiation beams to cancerous tumours, while limiting impact on healthy surrounding tissue.

  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy [VMAT] involves the use of external radiation therapy beams being directed in a series of arcs or angles to allow for greater access to tumour. VMAT allows more difficult tumours, such as the ones wrapped around other important structures, to be targeted precisely.

  • Image-guided radiation therapy [IGRT] is a radiation therapy which utilises advanced imaging equipment and computer software to accurately target tumours. This minimises the impact on surrounding healthy tissues, resulting in fewer potential side effects from treatment.

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a non-surgical type of radiotherapy that delivers high dose radiation with extreme precision. It is used to treat small, localized tumours, mainly in the brain.

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy [SBRT] is an advanced technique that delivers high dose radiation with extreme accuracy, used to treat small tumours with a well-defined edge, in the brain, spine or lung.

  • Paediatric cancers are treated mainly on a protocol basis based on the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) or International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). Based on the tumor type, our radiation oncologist will discuss with you the radiation treatment plan.

  • Brachytherapy is a special form of internal radiation therapy where a radioactive source is placed close to or inside the tumour.

  • Gynaecology brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy used to treat cervix and endometrial cancer. It is a special form of internal radiation therapy where a radioactive source is placed closed or inside the tumour, to deliver the radiation treatment.

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Medisave & Insurance Shield Plan Approved

For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents

Certain treatments are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the complexity of the procedure. For other cases, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan or Integrated Shield Plan.

Contact Dr Johann Tang

ME Novena Specialist Group
@ Mt. Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road
#08-36/7/8/9
Singapore 329563
Telephone: +65 6690 6811
Fax: +65 6690 6828
Whatsapp: +65 9641 4747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd @ Farrer Park Hospital
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #11-01 Connexion
Singapore 217562
Telephone: +65 6690 6811
Fax: +65 6690 6828
Whatsapp: +65 9641 4747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

ME Novena Specialist Group
Pte Ltd @ Proton Therapy SG
Address: Amnios Building
1 Biopolis Drive,
#01-01
Singapore 138622
Telephone: +65 6690 6811
Fax: +65 6690 6828
Whatsapp: +65 9641 4747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri:
8:30am – 5:30pm Sat:
8:30am – 1:00pm Sun & Public Holidays: Closed