Sheikha Badriya Alsabah Medical Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Centre
ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care
|Contact person||Dr Salem H Alshemmari|
Sabah Health Area, Shuwaikh 70653
|Contact||+965 24836179 - salem(at)hsc(dot)edu(dot)kw|
|Web||Sheikha Badriya Alsabah Medical Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Centre|
Shiekha Badriya Alsabah Medical Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Centre is a leading oncological centre providing oncological and palliative care services for cancer patients. The centre treats over 2000 new cancer patients each year from Kuwait and the region. It is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and services.
Since 2010, the centre has partnered with The University Health Network (UHN) to provide clinical expertise and strengthen cancer service delivery at the centre. The University Health Network is a teaching and academic health science centre and one of the largest medical research centres in Canada. Through this collaboration, the centre offers the citizens of Kuwait access to the best internationally-certified cancer services, while ensuring continuous improvement of cancer research both in Kuwait and Canada. There is also a focus on improving nursing and physician education, health administration and information technology.
The centre provides the full panel of oncological care including medical oncology, haemato-oncology, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, palliative care including pain management, nutrition support, physiotherapy, spiritual care and psycho-social support. We exert every effort to provide our patients with the best quality care whenever they need it.
- Medical oncology including early detection and screening, chemotherapy administration, outpatient and inpatient care
- Haemato-oncology including bone marrow and stem cell transplantation
- Clinical research
- Palliative care services
- Pain management
- Clinical nutrition
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
- Psycho-social support
- Laboratory and diagnostic radiology
Supportive and Palliative Medicine
We believe that availability of a high-quality palliative care service is the right of every cancer patient. The centre provides regular assessments for the need for all aspects of palliative care including pain management, nutrition support, physiotherapy, spiritual care and psycho-social support. When those needs are identified, the palliative care team ensures the delivery of the best available services to patients. Multidisciplinary meeting are held for better decision making and to provide patients with the best treatment options.