The Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) is located within Duke NUS, in Singapore. Our vision is to become a premier palliative care research and education centre in Asia.


The Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) was founded in 2008. The Lien Foundation's decision to fund the development of an academic centre to support palliative care education and research was a timely and strategic decision because Palliative Medicine was recognized the previous year as a medical subspecialty in Singapore. This paved the way for palliative care research and local training of Palliative Medicine specialists.

LCPC was formed through a collaboration of 4 parties: the Lien Foundation as the philanthropic donor, the Duke-NUS Medical School as the academic home for the Centre, the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) which provided the policy guidance and support for education and research, and Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) which provided policy guidance and support at the cluster level.


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