Chulabhorn Hospital has been established for specialized oncology medical services since October 29, 2009 by Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana's resurrection to help Thai people who have suffered from all kinds of cancer. This provides most advanced diagnostic and cancer therapeutic services for the national population. In 2015, moreover, Chulabhorn Hospital was extended to be general medical services to relieve other medical conditions of cancer patients and will become a 400-bed super tertiary university hospital in 2022.
Oncology Medical Center provides comprehensive oncology services from risk assessment screening, diagnosis, staging, treatment to palliative care. The 100-bed cancer center has specialized physicians including a pathologist, various oncology physicians with multidisciplinary support teams to make decisions on optimal cancer treatment and planning efficiently for individualized cancer patient to enable them to receive proper treatment under the concept of patient-centered care. In addition, to get the most out of our healthcare resources, we also make collaborations with other regions for resource sharing and set programs for cancer specialist training according to Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana's resurrection to facilitate Thailand to be ASEAN oncology medical hub in the future.
Oncology Medical Center of Chulabhorn Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care services with international diagnostic and treatment technology with a multidisciplinary medical professional team that all cancer patients are able to access all services.
Our medical services care for cancer patients include
- Diagnostic radiology investigation and intervention
- PET scan investigation
- Molecular cancer diagnosis
- Oncological surgery
- Chemotherapy, hormonal treatment, targeted therapy and immunotherapy
- Radiation oncology treatment
- Nuclear medicine investigation and treatment
- Planning for cancer treatment by multidisciplinary team (Tumor board conference)
- Cancer rehabilitation (preventive before treatment and recovery after treatment period)
- Integrative oncology care and palliative treatment
Palliative and Supportive Care
Our Palliative Care Team works in multidisciplinary fashion to provide the best supportive care to prevent and relieve sufferings for patients and their families which consists of two psychiatrists, three medical oncologists, one anesthesiologist, two radiation oncologists, five palliative care nurses, one pharmacist, four social workers and three physical therapists. After receiving the consultation from the primary oncologists, the problems, goals, and solutions are discussed for each patient in weekly conference.
Once the palliative nurses as case manager observe any problems or severe symptoms, they will coordinate with the primary oncologist to jointly come up with the best alternative care and treatment. If patients still have complicated issues, there will be a discussion in weekly rounds in coordination with other related physicians and supporting staffs holistically.
The team also does home visits after discharge for continuation of care with the team networks in health centers. For referral patients who receive a treatment in OPD and IPD, making a follow-up call with re-assessment is done regularly until the end of life. Our team has good relationships with patients and their families. For some cases where patients don't live in Bangkok and peripheral areas that we cannot visit by ourselves, communicating with the healthcare team of the Ministry of Public Health for home visits would be connected promptly.
Last update: August 2021