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Clinical Oncology Department

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The Clinical Oncology Unit of UMMC is located at the first floor of Menara Timur.

It serves as a tertiary referral center for cancer treatment (ie: radiotherapy and chemotherapy), as well as a center for service in other non-surgical modalities such as hormones and biologics, teaching and research.

It occupies a floor area of 28,000 square feet with space for out-patient clinics, chemotherapy daycare area, blood-taking room, radiotherapy and treatment planning areas, a general administrative office, staff and visitors’ toilets, medical record room, store room, research room, mould room, and rooms for teaching, staff and meetings.

For radiotherapy services, the unit is equipped with 2 linear accelerators. One is fitted with 40 leaves Multi-Leaf Collimator, and has photon energies of 6 and 10 MV, as well as electron beams of 6, 9, 12, 16 and 20 MeV. At least half (50-60%) of all cases seen in this unit receive radiotherapy.

There are also tools and equipments to monitor patients’ treatment progress, to carry out machine calibration, and to network all radiotherapy and planning machines. For radiotherapy treatment planning, we have facilities for 3D and manual simulation.

The objectives of the unit are:

  • To provide curative or palliative treatment to cancer patients, using radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
  • To conduct basic, post-basic, undergraduate, and post-graduate educational programs for medical and para-medical students.
  • To provide facilities for clinical researches and education in accordance to good clinical practice.
  • To co-operate with governmental as well as non-governmental institutions locally or abroad, in service, teaching and research.

For any enquiries, please contact us at:

Contact number:
+(6)03-79492423 (Front counter)/ 2185 (Office)

Our opening hours:

Monday - Thursday 8.00 am – 1.00 pm 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Friday 8.00 am – 12.00 noon 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Saturday ,Sunday, and public holidays Closed

The Clinical Oncology Unit first started serving the public in September 1997.

There are 800-1000 new cases, or patients, seen annually in this unit. (The whole hospital probably sees more than this since not all cancer patients are referred to this unit.)

The top 9 types of cancer (primary sites) seen in this unit for the year 2005 are breast, colorectal, nasopharynx, lung, head and neck, cervix, stomach, brain and prostate.

Our vision is to be accredited internationally as one of the excellent clinical oncology centers in the Asia Pacific region, and to become a renowned clinical oncology center internationally, in its services, teaching and research.

Last Updated: 29/10/2018