NCCS and Cancer Research

National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)

NCCS plays a pivotal role in the holistic care and multidisciplinary-based treatment of cancer patients as cancer claims 1 in 4 deaths in Singapore.

As the cancer centre for the community, NCCS sees more than 135,000 patient visits each year.

Established in 1997, NCCS sees close to 70 per cent of cancer cases in the public-sector.

NCCS is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of specialists and a pool of internationally trained doctor-scientists who carry out quality research that is applied to clinical care.

Ample philanthropic support and public understanding is much needed to help usher medical breakthroughs for the benefit of the community.

To provide much needed seeding and bridging funds for an array of translational and clinical research programmes at the NCCS, the NCC Research Fund was established in 2005 to serve as the flagship fundraising and grant-making channel.

The NCC Research Fund fulfils three objectives:

  • Seeding funds to help our scientists’ kick-start worthy and emerging research projects. By so doing, they build a track record and would be able to apply for sustainable competitive grants from government agencies.
  • Bridging funds between government grant cycles when the need arises, in order to enable our scientists to work with productive momentum.
  • Advancement funds to enhance research related infrastructural capabilities, hardware, tools and processes.

NCC Research Fund is registered under the Charities Act as an Institution of Public Character (IPC) with an independent Board of Trustees.


Visit NCCS website for more information about NCC Research Fund.


For Fund Enquiries:
Email: or Call: 6236 9464

Funding Research

  • To ensure that research funds are more effectively disbursed, the funds raised are gathered in a general pool instead of designating them directly to specific projects. The funds are disbursed from this general pool through research grant calls organised by the NCCS twice a year.
  • Research project grant applications are submitted to and carefully reviewed by a Research Committee that will recommend worthy projects to the Fund’s Board of Trustees according to project merits, relevance and benefits to patients.

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