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Dr Dent Rebecca ALEXANDRA


Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology,
National Cancer Centre Singapore


• Speaker, Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium, 21 Sep 2018


Dr Rebecca Dent is Senior Consultant in the Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore and is Chief of the Breast Medical Oncology Service. She is also an Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Dr Dent received her medical degree in 2000 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and she obtained her Master of Science degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Toronto, Canada. She received her internal medicine and medical oncology training at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr Dent’s primary research interest is in the field of breast cancer, focusing on locally advanced breast cancer and triple-negative/basal-like breast cancers. She served as Chair of the Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Programme and was Head of the Breast Cancer Clinical Trials at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center, Toronto, in 2007-2011. She is principal investigator for several clinical trials for the treatment of preoperative and advanced breast cancer, and is a steering committee member for a number of large international trials. She serves on a number of scientific committees at ASCO, ESMO and ESMO Asia.