Is Colorectal Cancer Now a Disease of the Young?



2020 Thu

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Webinar Registration here

This session is open to doctors and healthcare professionals only.
CME points will be awarded.

Colorectal cancer is no longer a disease of the elderly. Recently, there has been a rising proportion of young colorectal cancers. This talk examines the trends of colorectal cancer prevalence in the different age groups, and evaluates the differences between this cancer in the young and elderly.

Our Speaker

Dr. Grace Tan
General Surgeon

​Dr. Grace Tan graduated from Guy's King's and St Thomas's College of Medicine in London, UK.  She returned to complete her general surgery and surgical oncology training at Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS). She then went on to complete her subspecialty training in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) at the NHS Peritoneal Malignancy Unit in Basingstoke, UK, and Pelvic Oncology Surgery in King Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. The Basingstoke Peritoneal Malignancy Unit is a world-renowned institution for the treatment of peritoneal-based malignancies and has completed over 1200 CRS and HIPEC procedures. The King Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok is one of the largest tertiary referral hospitals in Thailand and with internationally recognised expertise in the management of advanced pelvic cancers. 

Dr. Tan is currently serving as an executive committee member for the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group and as a member of the Gastrointestinal and Sarcoma Clinical Trial Steering Committee. She is also an examiner for both the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and NUS’  School of Medicine, and continues to be a speaker in the foundation course in clinical oncology at NCCS.

Dr. Tan has co-authored over 70 research papers that were published in journals such as Journal of Surgical Research and International Journal of Clinical Oncology, and is a reviewer for The Surgeon and the International Journal of Hyperthermia.

In recognition of her exceptional contributions, Dr. Tan was awarded the RISE awards for outstanding faculty in 2014, the 2017 Editor's Award for significant contribution by an investigator in the "Clinical" category, by the International Journal of Hyperthermia, and in 2019, she was awarded the Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award.

Dr. Tan is experienced in the treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers (colorectal, stomach, oesophagus), Peritoneal and Pelvic malignancy, Melanoma and Sarcomas, and is passionate in providing the best holistic care for patients with cancer.