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Dr Colin Phipps Diong

Dr Colin Phipps Diong

Phone: (+65) 6836 3665

Fax: (+65) 6235 2744

Email: phipps.c@pcc.sg

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Senior Consultant
Haematology
Parkway Cancer Centre

Clinic Address(es)
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#10-11/12, Singapore 228510

Qualifications
MBBChBAO (Ireland), MRCP (United Kingdom), FRCPath (United Kingdom)

Profile
Dr Colin Phipps Diong is a Senior Consultant in Haematology specialising in lymphoma, leukaemia and other blood cancers, as well as haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland in 2002 and subsequently completed Internal Medicine residency and specialist training in Haematology at Singapore General Hospital. He obtained his MRCP (UK) and FRCPath (UK) in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He was awarded the HMDP fellowship to pursue subspecialty training in Lymphoma and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle.

Dr Phipps spent ten years with the Department of Haematology at Singapore General Hospital. He was appointed Lymphoma Director in 2012 and helped build the lymphoma program, later becoming Lymphoma Lead for the SingHealth-DUKE Blood Cancer Centre, which brought together lymphoma teams from SGH and National Cancer Centre Singapore. He has overseen the management of hundreds of patients with complex blood cancers, including resistant lymphomas and those undergoing transplantation. He also headed numerous Pharmaceutical-sponsored and Investigator-initiated Clinical Trials that have allowed patients access to many novel treatments. Through Investigator-initiated Trials, he designed treatment schema incorporating novel targeted agents and immunotherapies into current standard treatment to try overcome treatment-resistance. Some of his clinical trials are currently being conducted at multiple hospitals in Singapore. He is also heavily involved in Research Ethics and will soon Chair one of the SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Boards.

Dr Phipps has also been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training of young Doctors in Singapore, serving in many educator roles, including postgraduate mentor, Senior Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MBBS examiner, and Assistant Adjunct Professor with DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School. He has authored more than thirty papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Transplantation, Critical Reviews in Oncology-Haematology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation. His expertise in the field of lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation has led him to serve as Advisor to numerous regional and international Expert Panels and Education Programs.

 

Articles Contributed by Dr Colin Phipps Diong

New Treatments For Blood Cancers Offer Better Outcomes

Contributed by: Dr Colin Phipps Diong
11 March, 2019

A class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies can offer better outcomes than treatment from chemotherapy alone. Find out more...

New Developments in Blood Cancer Treatment (2018)

Contributed by: Dr Colin Phipps Diong
8 October, 2018

At a Continuing Medical Education (CME) talk, oncologists provided updates on the diagnosis and treatment of different kinds of leukaemia...

Immunotherapy for Treatment of Blood Cancers

Contributed by: Dr Colin Phipps Diong
1 June, 2018

Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses the patient’s own immune system, or medications made from components of the immune system,...