VIVA focuses on funding and supporting scientists and doctors, as we are on a mission to find cures and save lives. These scientists and doctors are our key intermediaries to our ultimate beneficiaries – the children with cancer.

Professor Dario Campana
Professor Campana obtained his MD at the University of Torino (Italy) and his PhD at the University of Milano (Italy). He was Lecturer in Immunology at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London (UK) before moving to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. When he left for Singapore in July 2011, he was Vice Chair for Laboratory Research in the Department of Oncology, Full Member in the Departments of Oncology and Pathology, and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Tennessee.

He is currently Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and the Mrs. Lee Kong Chian Chair in Advanced Cellular Therapy. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and of the Association of American Physicians, and the recipient of a Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator award. His main research interest is immunotherapy of cancer. He has published over 300 original articles, book chapters and reviews, and holds several patents.


Associate Professor Allen Yeoh
Viva-Goh Foundation Associate Professor Allen Yeoh is a Senior Consultant and Associate Professor in Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children's Medical Institute, NUH and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. He trained in NUS and NUH and obtained his clinical and research fellowship in St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A/Prof Allen Yeoh's interest is in childhood leukaemia. He is currently the principal investigator of the multi-centre Malaysia-Singapore ALL and AML trials competitively funded by NMRC and A*STAR/Singapore Cancer Syndicate. Currently these trials have been highly successful with > 80% and >60% projected cure. He is the first Singapore doctor to receive the American Society of Haematology Merit Award for his pioneering work in gene expression profiling in leukaemia. This work was one of the highest cited article in this field for 2003.

A/Prof Yeoh is also the recipient of numerous National and International Awards including Singapore Youth Award 2002, NUS Office of Life Sciences Award 2002, Asian Innovation Award (Gold) 2003, the NMRC-BMRC Clinician Scientist Award from 2005 to date, the NUHS-Mokhtar Riady Pinnacle Award 2013 (Translational Research Innovator Award) and the National Medical Excellence Awards 2014 (National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award).


Dr Sally Blair
Sally Blair has a Medical Degree (MBBS) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sydney. Sally was training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia prior to moving to Singapore in 2007. Since then, she has been actively involved in projects and programs involving children with cancer, such as the St Jude-VIVA Forum, at a local, regional and international level.


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Dr Amos Loh
Dr Amos Loh is a Consultant at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the Duke NUS Medical School. He is also Principal Investigator of the VIVA-KKH Paediatric Solid Tumour Research Laboratory and Chairman of the VIVA-KKH Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumour Programme, and has a clinical practice and academic research focus in c.

Dr Loh obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2002. He trained subsequently in general and paediatric surgery, and was awarded the Academy of Medicine Singapore College of Surgeons Gold Medal in paediatric surgery. He pursued a paediatric surgical oncology fellowship and a research fellowship at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for which he was awarded a National Medical Research Council research training award.

His academic interests are in clinical and translational research in paediatric solid tumours, in particular, patient-derived preclinical models of paediatric solid tumors, and novel biomarker discovery for prognostication and therapeutic stratification.

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Dr Soh Shui Yen

Dr Shui-Yen Soh is the Head and Senior Consultant from the Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Service of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) in Singapore.

Dr Soh graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her Paediatric Medicine training in Singapore and also completed 1 year of Paediatric Oncology clinical fellowship at the Hospital of Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Her academic interests are in paediatric brain and solid tumours, as well as in cellular and immunotherapies in cancer.

She is currently the Chair of the Paediatric Oncology Group Singapore and a steering committee member of the VIVA-KKH Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumour Programme. She also holds teaching appointments with the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine, the National Technological University (NTU) – Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine and the SingHealth Paediatrics Residency Programme.

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Adj Assoc Prof Kenneth Chang

Adj Assoc Prof Kenneth Chang is senior consultant paediatric pathologist and Head of Department, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, and Academic Vice-Chair for Clinical Service Innovation in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Pathology Academic Clinical Programme. He is a Principal Investigator in the VIVA-KKH Paediatric Brain and Solid Tumours Programme. He is also Director of the SingHealth Tissue Repository and Advanced Molecular Pathology Laboratory, which are core research platforms in the SingHealth Academic Medical Centre.

Adj Assoc Prof Chang trained in paediatric pathology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and University of Toronto, completing a 2-year clinical fellowship from 2007 to 2009. More recently in the summer of 2015, he was a visiting fellow at the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency. Currently, he is a Council Member in the International Paediatric Pathology Association, and plays a role in outreach to paediatric pathologists in the Asia-Pacific region.

His research interests include molecular diagnostics in relation to paediatric cancers, paediatric sarcomas with a focus on BCOR-mutated sarcomas, and placental pathology. He has published more than 80 scientific articles and 5 book chapters.

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Adj Assoc Prof David Low

Adj Assoc Prof David Low a graduate from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was conferred his medical degree (MBBCh) in 2000 and returned back to Singapore for his post graduate basic surgical training. He completed his basic surgical training in 2004 where he obtained his membership in General Surgery conferred by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (MRCS Ed). During this time he also completed his Master of Medicine in Surgery (MMed) conferred by the National University of Singapore.

Adj Assoc Prof Low went on to pursue his interest in Neurosurgery and did his advanced surgical training at the National Neuroscience Institute (Singapore) where he worked at the Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He completed his neurosurgical training and was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCS). He was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) in 2010 and went for a 1 year fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in 2011.

Adj Assoc Prof Low was appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor by the Duke-NUS graduate medical school in 2012 and appointed as the Program Director for the SingHealth Neurosurgical Residency Program in 2013. He was appointed as Head of Neurosurgical Service at KKH in 2015. He has remained in the public hospital practice to train and educate our future generations of neurosurgeons.

Adj Assoc Prof Low’s subspecialty focus is in Paediatric Neurosurgery and Surgical Neuro-oncology (brain tumour surgery).

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