Dr Johann Tang Radiation Oncologist In Singapore

Delivering my very best expertise with compassion and dignity.

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity”

– Hippocrates

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.

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 tissue.

  • 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 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.

Why Choose Dr Johann Tang

Dr Johann Tang is an experienced radiation oncologist in Singapore who provides quality cancer treatment using radiation therapy for patients diagnosed with various types of cancer. As the radiotherapy treatment in Singapore can be unfamiliar to patients, he will be there to provide constant encouragement and personalised care. With ethics and empathy at the core of their practice, Dr Tang and his team of capable staff strive to understand each patient’s individual needs, allowing them to provide care that is compassionate and responsive.

Experienced Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Johann Tang is a highly experienced radiation oncologist with several accolades to his name. Prior to entering private practice where he was a Senior Consultant 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

Every patient responds differently to radiotherapy, and both patients and their families desire the most optimal outcomes in treating cancer while minimising discomfort over the entire duration of treatment. As an experienced radiation oncologist in Singapore, Dr Johann Tang adopts evidence-based treatments based on each patient’s medical condition using the latest and most advanced medical technology that is highly effective in treating cancers. With a wealth of experience in treating and researching various types of cancers in Singapore and overseas, Dr Tang is well versed with current radiotherapy treatment protocols, reassuring his patients that they will receive the best and latest treatment.

Patient-centered Care

Beyond providing effective treatment as a radiation oncologist in Singapore, Dr Johann Tang and his team of experienced staff are also fully committed to patient-centric care. Dr Tang and his team will journey with every patient from diagnosis to the completion of treatment, fully reassuring patients that their clinical needs and well being are properly attended to.

"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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ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd
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

Farrer Park Hospital
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #07-14 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