Dr Tang Siau-Wei

Senior Consultant & Breast Surgeon
BMedSci (Hons), BMBS (UK), M Med (Surgery), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin)

Dr Tang is our Senior Consultant and Breast Surgeon who specialises in breast surgery. Prior to joining Solis, she was practicing in National University Hospital, where she is well versed in the care of benign and malignant breast conditions, and provides comprehensive and holistic care for her patients.

Training and Qualifications

She obtained her BMedSci (Hons) and medical degree from the University of Nottingham (UK), and did her initial surgical training in the Trent Deanery in the United Kingdom.

Dr Tang subsequently moved to Singapore and completed her advanced specialist training in General Surgery at National University Hospital and obtained the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK [FRCS (Edin)] in General Surgery. Having travelled to Korea and Japan to learn advanced surgical techniques on breast conservation and partial reconstruction, she helps her patients lead a fulfilling life and maintain their femininity through breast conservation surgery.


In 2012, Dr Tang was awarded the Best Oral Presentation on the topic of ‘Fertility among male cancer patients, a population-based study’ at the Asian Oncology Summit. She went on to win the NUHS Teaching Excellence Award in 2019, the NUS Medicine Fortitude Award in 2020 as well as the 5 and 10 years long service award at NUH. Dr Tang was also heavily involved in the teaching and training of medical students and junior doctors, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at National University Singapore. She was the deputy undergraduate medical director at the National University of Singapore, where she coordinated teaching and attachments for medical students, and was associate programme director for the National Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) programme at NUH, providing supervision, training and pastoral support to new junior doctors in NUH.

Research Interests

With a clinical and research interest in the subspecialty of breast surgery, treating breast cancer and the quality of life in breast cancer survivors, Dr Tang has published various clinical and research articles in peer-reviewed international journals. In 2015, she was successful in obtaining a research grant by the NCIS Centre Seed Funding Program to evaluate the Quality of Life and Body lmage in Women with Breast Cancer in Singapore. This allowed her to better empathise and aid patients on their journey to recovery while maximising their quality of life. Dr Tang also has a research interest in breast cancer in older women, and how best to optimise their breast cancer treatment whilst taking into consideration their other chronic illnesses.

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Medical Publications By Dr Tang Siau-Wei

Immunohistochemistry study of tumor vascular normalization and anti-angiogenic effects of sunitinib versus bevacizumab prior to dose-dense doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide chemotherapy in HER2-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 192, 131–142 (2022)
Tang Siau-Wei, Kritika Yadav, Joline Lim, Joan Choo, Samuel Guan Wei Ow, Andrea Wong, Matilda Lee, Chan Ching Wan, Mikeal Hartman, Lim Siew Eng, Natalie Ngoi, Yvonne Ang, Gloria Chan, Chong Wan Qin, Tan Hon Lyn, Tan Sing Huang, Goh Boon Cher, Lee Soo Chin

DNA methylation and breast cancer-associated variants. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, Aug;188(3):713-727. (2021)
Tang Siau-Wei, Ho Peh Joo, Rajkumar Dorajoo, Ivna Ivankovic, Ong Seeu Si, Alexis Khng, Benita Tan, Veronique Tan, Lim Swee Ho, Tan Ern Yu, Tan Su-Ming, Tan Qing Ting, Yan Zhiyan, Joanne Ngeow, Sim Yirong, Patrick Chan, Juliana Chen, Chan Ching Wan, Mikeal Hartman, Li Jingmei

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography in Assessment of Breast Tumor Margins During Breast-Conserving Surgery: A First-in-human Case Study. Clin Breast Cancer. 18(6):e1247-e1250. (2018)
Tang SW, Goh Y, Balasundaram G, Moothanchery M, Attia A, Li X, Lim HQ, Burton N, Qiu Y, Putti TC, Chan CW, Iau P, Ng CWQ, Pool FJ, Pillay P, Chua W, Sterling E, Quek ST, Olivo M.

A rare case report of recurrent metastatic breast cancer mimicking primary pancreatic cancer. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 77, 446-449. (2020)
Tang, S. W
, S Prakash, P., Lee, J. W. K. & Iau, P. T. C.

Birth rates among male cancer survivors and mortality rates among their offspring: a population-based study from Sweden. BMC Cancer. 16:196. (2016)
Tang Siau-Wei, Jenny Liu, Lester Juay, Kamila Czene, Hui Miao, Agus Salim, Helena M Verkooijen & Mikeal Hartman

The potential value of comprehensive geriatric assessment in evaluating older women with primary operable breast cancer undergoing surgery or non-operative treatment — A pilot study. J Geriatr Oncol. 6(1):46-51. (2015)
Tang Siau-Wei, Ruth M. Parks, Louise Hall, Penny Howard, Radhika Lakshmanan, Linda Winterbottom, David A. Morgan, Davina Porock, Karen Cox, Kwok-Leung Cheung

Additional assessments of older women with primary operable breast cancer – a pilot study. In FUTURE ONCOLOGY Vol. 11 (pp. 12). FUTURE MEDICINE LTD (2015)
Tang Siau-Wei, Ruth M. Parks, Louise Hall, Penny Howard, Radhika Lakshmanan, Linda Winterbottom, DAL Morgan, A Hurria, K Cox & KL Cheung

Early primary breast cancer in the elderly – Pattern of presentation and treatment. Surg Oncology 20:7-12 (2011)
SW Tang, H Parker, L Winterbottom, K Hassell, IO Ellis, DAL Morgan, KL Cheung

Optimising the care of primary breast cancer in older women – potential for a dedicated service. Journal of Geriatric Oncology 1:103-108 (2010)
SW Tang, DAL Morgan, L Winterbottom, H Kennedy, D Porock, KL Cheung

Breast cancer: is surgery always indicated in older women with breast cancer? Minerva Chir 65:555-68. PMID: 21081867 (2010)
SW Tang, A Hurria, DAL Morgan, KL Cheung