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Beacon International Specialist Centre (Beacon Hospital)

Centre history

Founded in 2005 as an outpatient treatment centre, Beacon hospital has now expanded to a multidisciplinary hospital committed in providing cutting-edge, patient-centric and affordable treatment services. We are one the first private centres in Malaysia to provide IMRT/IGRT, PET-CT (with cyclotron) since 2006 and is the first to provide Cyberknife® radiosurgery in South East Asia. Leading the way in cancer care, in June 2017, Beacon Hospital is the first in the region to treat prostate cancer with Lutetium 177 PSMA therapy. We are the only private hospital in Malaysia that provides charity chemotherapy and radiotherapy for Malaysian patients who cannot afford to pay for their treatments. 

Department profile

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Our cancer excellence centre is anchored by 1 medical oncologist, 4 clinical oncologists and 1 assistant consultant who have more than 20 years of individual experience, with many recognised as thought leaders in their own right, both nationally and internationally. The palliative care services started in 2014 and has now become a routine part of oncology patient care. There are 26 ward beds for oncology with palliative care support in the ward with 20 chemotherapy day care bed and treatment chairs. Radiotherapy department operates 5.5 days a week. 

Areas of specialisation

  • The centre delivers diagnostic, staging, treatment, palliative and symptoms management including terminal care.
  • Medical and Clinical Oncology - breast, lung, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, pancreatic, urological, gynaecological, brain cancers and head & neck cancers.
  • Radiation Oncology - Cyberknife® radiosurgery, IMRT/IGRT
  • Surgical Oncology - breast, head and neck surgery, brain, neurosurgery, colorectal surgery, urological surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Nuclear Medicine - Lu-177 PSMA, Ga-68 PET/CT scan
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Nutritional and dietary services
  • Psychological & Counselling services
  • Clinical Trials Unit

Palliative and supportive care

Palliative care service is led by an experienced palliative care physician with two palliative care nurses. The service complements oncology service delivering and monitoring symptom management, supportive care and providing end-of-life care. Palliative care form part of routine multidisciplinary in-patient care and also sees patient in the outpatient department. Palliative care links with the community hospice teams to facilitate transition from hospital to home care. We have plans to develop community palliative care as part of further expansion of our palliative care services.

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