Cancer Care

Island Hospital’s Cancer Care is internationally accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) as a Centre of Excellence, Asia’s first hospital to hold dual hospital-wide and COE recognition.

The Cancer Care services offers a spectrum of patient care services including management of various types of cancers, from breast, lungs, colon, stomach, to bones and others. This is supported by diagnostic modalities such as CT-scan, MRI, PET-CT, and treatment options of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapy, etc.


In addition to having a team of 4 clinical oncologists and 1 haemato-oncologist, Island Hospital collaborates with Icon Oncology to further enhance our delivery of cancer care and also bring in some of the most advanced clinical practices into Malaysia.


  • Cover the non-surgical aspects of oncology
  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Radiation (radiotherapy)
  • Using a state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator, Island Hospital is able to provide precise radiation therapy treatment for all cancer types.
    • HyperArc: An advanced technique that precisely targets multiple intra-cranial metastases with high doses of radiation whilst minimising doses to surrounding healthy brain tissue
    • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT): A technique that utilises advanced equipment and computer software (including MRI, CT and x-ray) to precisely target a tumour with radiation beams
    • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT):A technique that delivers high dose radiation therapy to cancerous tumours, while limiting the impact of radiation on healthy surrounding tissue
    • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy:An advanced technique that delivers pinpoint precise radiation therapy to treat small tumours with well-defined edges, including tumours that have spread from a primary cancer
    • Volumetric Modulated Radiation Therapy (VMAT):A technique that delivers radiation therapy beams in a series of arcs or angles by a rotating machine to allow for greater access to a cancerous tumour
    • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH):A technique for breast cancer patients that reduces the potential impact of radiation on the heart
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography & Computed Tomography (PET-CT)
  • Focusses on surgical management of cancer

Person-Centered Care brings together patients, family members and healthcare professionals towards the delivery of a holistic and comprehensive care plan personalized to the needs and clinical goals of each patient. The healthcare team considers all medical, physical and supportive care needs, along with other factors that may affect the patient and their family.


Our quality of cancer care is benchmarked against international standards with Patient Reported Outcomes a core value at Island Hospital.