Dr Daryl Tan Chen Lung

Dr. Daryl Tan

Specialist in Blood Disorders

Dr Daryl Tan is a haematologist who was awarded the Singapore Government Human Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship to pursue postdoctoral training and clinical research in the field of lymphoma at Stanford University, USA. He is currently a board member of the Chapter of Haematologists and is appointed by the Ministry of Health as an advisor for the Residency Advisory Committee for Haematology training in Singapore. In 2011 Dr Tan helped set up a comprehensive haematology service and became the managing partner of the Raffles Cancer Centre and the Director of Research of Raffles Hospital. He integrated research with clinical practice, availing novel therapeutics for cancer patients failing standards of care.

Dr Tan continues to be an active practitioner while publishing research impacting the international community. His expertise in lymphoma and multiple myeloma was acknowledged by the publication of two lead-author review articles on their respective treatment guidelines in Lancet Oncology in 2014.  His research has also led to numerous international presentations and more than 100 publications in high impact factor scientific journals including several first-authored articles in the Lancet Oncology, Blood and the Annals of Oncology.

Dr Tan served as the clinical lead for the lymphoma and multiple myeloma services at the Singapore General Hospital and spearheaded several clinical trials examining novel approaches in treating lymphoma and multiple myeloma. He was Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and received numerous grants from the National Medical Research Council, Singapore Health Foundation and the Singapore Cancer Syndicate for his research.

More than a Clinical Practitioner


In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Tan is deeply involved in teaching and training of young haematologists. His appointment in the Residency Advisory Committee and continued affiliation with the academic hospitals allows him to contribute to post-graduate teaching, and to advise patients on participation in clinical trials for lymphoma and multiple myeloma.


Dr Tan is passionate about providing care for his patients. In recognition of his commitment to patient care, he received the Singapore Health Service Quality Service Gold Award in 2011, long service awards from the Singapore General Hospital and Raffles Hospital in 2008 and 2017 respectively, and the Courage Medal during the Singapore SARS epidemic in 2003. Dr Tan was a Major with the Singapore Armed Forces while serving national service. He held key appointments in the combat support hospital and volunteered for humanitarian missions to disaster areas in the region.

International Experience

Dr Tan was elected into the International Myeloma Working Group in 2014 and also sits on the advisory panel of the International Myeloma Foundation’s Asia Myeloma Network. He is also a member of the Asia Lymphoma Study Group, the American Society of Haematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  He has delivered more than 100 invited lectures on the treatment of lymphoma and multiple myeloma at international conferences and serves as an advisor to many expert panels on novel drugs development. He has led an international phase II study on novel treatment for T-cell lymphoma and the results are published in the Lancet Haematology. He is on the editorial board of several international peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr Tan’s work on immunotherapy in NK/T-cell lymphoma has led to its endorsement on the American NCCN cancer treatment guidelines in 2018. His scientific publications can be found here.

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