The Oncology Centre (Adults)

 


KFSH&RC enjoys the recognition of having the largest cancer facility in the Gulf region where more than 2,691 new patients were treated in 2013. Established with a mission of providing excellent cancer treatment, education and research, the Oncology Centre has evolved over the years moving closer towards its vision of becoming one of the best international centers for cancer research, prevention and treatment. Accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Centre for Cancer Prevention and Control, cancer patients are assessed in multidisciplinary clinics and provided with treatment in accordance with disease-specific internationally accepted management guidelines. 


Our oncologists continue to actively address national oncology problems through their involvement in institutional, national, and international research protocols with the invaluable support of the Oncology Research Unit (ORU) which also serves as a hospital base for cancer and bone marrow transplantation registries.
Innovation/New Services:          

  1. The Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy Program 
  2. The Tomo Therapy, Cyberknife and 3 fully operational linear accelerators with a wide range of photo and electron energies and imaging techniques.

State-of-the-art Technology:    

Implementation of latest clinical practices for advancement of radiation therapy treatments that are both current and evidence based.

Technology Advancement:

Introduction of a new technique in radiation therapy - deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) is a cardiac sparing technique to treat left-sided breast cancer.

Collaboration:  

Maintaining affiliation with:                                                                                                                                     

  1. South West Oncology Group (SWOG)
  2. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
  3. Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CBMTR)
  4. European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT); and the Hospital as its main secretariat.
  5. Medical Physics IAEA conference and training.
  6. Use of Gold plaques Iodine 125 brachytherapy treatment for eye tumor in collaboration with King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital and King Abdulaziz University Hospital.
  7. King Saud University students’ orientation in radiation therapy services.
  8. Students of preparatory program in Radiological Sciences from Loma Linda University, Riyadh.