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.
Message from the Director
Welcome to the Oncology Centre. We are the Centre of Excellence at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre dedicated to providing state of the art cancer treatment, specialized post graduate training and advanced clinical research. KFCC has four major clinical sections which include Adult Hematology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT), Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Palliative Care. The Cancer Centre offers a broad range of oncologic services coordinated with other clinical services, and are performed by an expert staff of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. Comprehensive nursing care, including nutrition, health education and social services, is an important part of every patient’s care. Our medical oncology team provides comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical services and consultations in accordance with disease-specific, internationally accepted management guidelines. We are the largest bone marrow transplant center in the region.
Radiation Oncology offers the latest high energy linear accelerator with external beam, intracavitary therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, 3D-CRT, IMRT and IGRT to treat different tumors. The Research Unit consists of dynamic staff of clinical research coordinators, tumor registrars, progenitor stem cell transplant registry staff and statistician that lends support for sponsored clinical research as well as helps maintain one of the world’s largest cancer registries.
The King Abdullah Centre for Cancer and Liver Diseases (KACCLD) set to be part of an integrated medical services facility in KFSH&RC is the most modern facility for diagnostic and therapeutic areas of cancers and liver diseases. The new cancer center consists of 23 floors and is built on an area of 83,250 sq. meters. The center encompasses inpatient services, ICUs, operation rooms, medical endoscopy rooms, daily treatment units, and one-day procedural units in addition to highly advanced and comprehensive diagnostic facilities.
We are strong advocates for a continued commitment to fundamental research in cancer biology and stem cell transplantation. We actively encourage and promote translational research to increase knowledge of basic science principles to enhance clinical applicability of research findings. Our underlying rationale is that the knowledge of the processes that cause cancer can only be achieved by providing optimum multidisciplinary patient care, education and research.
I am sure you will find the following pages describing the latest information on our center’s initiatives and cancer care activities interesting, informative and easy to navigate.
Mohammad Al Shabanah, MD
Director, Oncology Centre
The Oncology Centre-Adult has experienced a number of successes such as :
Education and Training Courses