The Cancer Centre at our client hospital is a newly established structure for cancer care of adult patients. Accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Centre for Cancer Prevention and Control, the Cancer Center patients are assessed in multidisciplinary clinics and treated in accordance with disease specific internationally accepted management guidelines.
The Cancer Center consists of the following sections:
Adult Medical Oncology holds regular multidisciplinary clinics for GI/GU and gynecology, combined esophagus cancer, combined breast, combined sarcoma, and combined head and neck consultation for new patients.
Hematology has expanded services with the establishment of the Tumor Immunology Laboratory in collaboration with the Research Centre and has successfully implemented the Matched Unrelated Donor Transplantation (MUD), the Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation (UCB) and the Non-Neoplastic Hematology Programs for care of patients with congenital and acquired bleeding disorders.
Radiation Therapy remains at the cutting edge of technology offering treatment varying from conventional external beam RT to highly specialized treatments such as Total Body Irradiation, and total skin electron therapy and stereotactic RT, pediatric radiotherapy, and intracavitary brachytherapy for gynecologic malignancies.
The Centre has established one of the few interdisciplinary palliative care teams in the Middle East that provides and develops end-of-life care for those patients who have poor prognosis that is consistent with the culture of the region.
The Research Unit provides support for research projects and serves as a hospital base for cancer and bone marrow transplantation registries. the Cancer Center continues to be actively involved in institutional, national, and international research protocols with priority given to those addressing national oncology problems.
Radiation Oncology is part of the Cancer Center. The Section of Radiation Oncology is equipped with state-of-the-art Varian 2300 EX accelerator, a CT simulator, two Selectron machines for treatment with radioactive sources using remote after loading techniques, equipment for stereotactic radiation therapy and the Varis clinical information system.
There are six Consultant Radiation Oncologist physicians on staff.
There are 24 adult inpatient beds and four pediatric inpatient beds (15% of radiation therapy patients are pediatric), and therapies include:
Data for 2006 shows:
Prior to offering a permanent (1-2 years) contract, the hospital may invite doctors for a one-month locum. This provides an opportunity to visit the hospital, check out the department, and see Riyadh and Saudi Arabia. This gives you the time to decide if all your critical needs and desires such as geography, income potential, practice style, administrative agendas, and community profile line up with your long-term goals.