The cancer center at KAMC is one of the eminent cancer centers in KSA. It treats all kinds of adults’ cancers using the latest therapies in order to provide the highest level of medical care. Work at this center started just after the formal opening of KAMC in November 2009 (Thul-Alhijja 1431), and it is the first specialized cancer in the western region functioning under the ministry of health.

 

Our vision at the cancer center stems from the general vision of the KAMC, which is to be one of the leaders in the field of treating cancer in the world by the year 2030.

 

The cancer center is composed of four main divisions, the medical oncology, the hematology, the radiation oncology and the palliative care divisions.

 

The center is composed of 79-inpatient oncology beds, 33-outpatient chemotherapy beds, 99 different specialized clinics are running each week; the radiation oncology division is located in the cancer center in Jeddah and it has two Modern Linear Accelerators (Varian), one CT simulation machine, and one brachytherapy machine. In Makkah, there is also one Intra Operative Electron Therapy (IORT) Machine in the operation room number 7 (OR7).

- The Cancer center provides treatments for all kinds of malignancies including breast, Gastrointestinal head and neck, lung, gynecologic malignancies, Brain Tumors, Genitourinary tract, Malignant Hematology. Care is provided in a site-specific manner and after discussion of cases in tumor boards.

- The Center is provides palliative care consults, and benign hematology consults to other patients admitted at KAMC.

- We run joined meeting with other specialties (e.g. infectious disease & hematopathology to discuss the cases in weekly basis.

- The center have done many conferences, symposium and workshops in hematology and oncology and we were active partners in other conferences as well either as speakers or chairperson.

- The center have established the Medical oncology and hematology fellowship program that has been approved by Saudi commission for health specialties since 2017. The radiation oncology fellowship is expected.

- The center celebrate the Cancer awareness day in collaboration with other facility in KAMC in conjunction with World Cancer Day as well as Survivorship of cancer patient meeting.

- We were keen in the oncology center to do many motivation activities for patient in collaboration with the department of social services including lectures and courses e.g. chess championship under the supervision of Saudi federation for chess

- We started the autologous stem cell transplantation since November 2017.

- Our plan to have a tumor registry.

 

Conferences:

- Cancer during Pregnancy conference, December 6, 2018, Jeddah Oncology center

- Radiation Oncology Techniques workshop, November 8, 2018, Jeddah Oncology center

- Annual oncology/hematology conference

- Cancer day (February of each year)

 

Activities of Palliative Care:

Breaking bad news workshop Pain management courses Palliative care and home health conference Training of Rotating Residents for different specialties

Weekly Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Meeting “ Tuesday”

Weekly Education Activities “ Thursday”

Continuous educational development for Palliative consultant e.g. “external conferences, internal symposiums, etc.”

Leader of the Last Phase system module for Health Vision 2030 for, western region

;One of the Model of care first cluster for the last phase including 4 hospitals “ KAMC, IBN SINA Hospital, King FAISAL Hospital, MCH and 11 PCs” Plan to open 5 to 10 beds for each hospital

Participating in designing and facilitating the disposition of Acute, Chronic and Hospice services between the Hospitals, PCs and HHC

 

Education Program: 

Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy Scientific Day December 3, 2017, Jeddah Oncology center.

The center was active in organizing multiple educational workshops and conferences, and this culminated in hosting the prestigious “Best of ASCO” for the year 2014.

The center pays special attention to continuous medical education, and we have weekly educational lectures, we also participate in regional journal clubs, and there is monthly review of all mortality cases and special attention is paid to morbidity cases.

The center gained recognition by the Saudi Counsel for Health Specialties as a center of training for Medical oncology fellowship program in 2013 and recently Hematology fellowship program in 2017.

The center paid special attention to research and our physicians presented original research at different national and international meetings, and published papers in peer reviewed journals.

Oncology Department

Dr. Abdullah Alzahrani

Consultant; Breast\CNS cancer

Dr. Hani El Taani

Consultant; Colorectal cancer

Dr. Emad Tashkandi

Consultant; GI/GU

Dr. Ahmed Zeeneldin

Consultant; Breast, Lymphoma , Sarcoma, melanoma

Dr. Waleed Bahaj

Associate Consultant; Upper GI \ Lung cancer, \ Gyne cancer

Dr. Hani El Khatib

Consultant; Colorectal\prostate cancer, Head &neck

Dr. Faisal Albadainah

Consultant; Breast\Head &neck\ GU\NET cancer

Dr. Omima Alimam

Consultant; Breast \ Gyne cancer\ Lung cancer

Dr. Aboelkhair Al Gahmi

Consultant; Breast, Lymphoma , Sarcoma, melanoma

Dr. Zuhair AL Zobeer

Consultant; Lymphoma and Breast/GI

Dr. Amal Mustafa

Consultant; Breast/GI

Dr. Shereef Elsammany

Consultant; Breast, GI

Dr. Wael Mahmood

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Kashif Abdulmajeed

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Mohammed Khutubuddin

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Fathia Mohammed

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Assia Hussein

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Faez Babakri

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Irfan Murtaza

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Mohammed Bayamin

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Mohammed Saadedin Radi

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Mohammed Habeeb

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Khaled Adbulaziz Elnaghi

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Hatem Eletrepi

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

Dr. Mohammad Shafi

Assistant Consultant, Medical Oncology

 

 

Hematology Department

Dr. Amal Al-Abdulwahab

Consultant, Hematology Oncology & BMT

Dr. Hussein Elsayed

Consultant, Hematology Oncology & BMT

Dr. Manal AlSaqqaf

Associate Consultant, Hematology Oncology/ lymphoma

Dr. Khalofa Al Ghamdi

Consultant, Hematology Oncology &BMT

Dr. Ahlam Almasari

Consultant, Hematology Oncology &BMT

Dr. Mohammed Attiah

Associate Consultant, Hematology Oncology

Dr. Ahmed Alabbadi

Assistant Consultant, Hematology Oncology

Dr. Rozina Zeeshan

Assistant Consultant, Hematology Oncology

Dr. Mohammed Bader

Assistant Consultant, Hematology Oncology

 

Palliative Care Department

Dr. Hafez Ghanem

Consultant, Palliative Care/ \ Pain managementManagement

Dr. Rami Faraj

Consultant, Palliative Care/Pain ManagementPalliative Care \ Pain management

Dr. Emad Azhari

Consultant, Palliative Care/Pain ManagementPalliative Care \ Pain management

Dr . Mohammed SayedElsaed

Assistant Consultant, Palliative Care/Pain ManagementPalliative Care \ Pain management

Dr. Gomaa Abdulfatah

Assistant Consultant, Palliative Care/Pain ManagementPalliative Care \ Pain management

 

Radiation Oncology Department

Dr. Nasser AL-Dhaibani

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Tahani Nageeti

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Maha Al-Idrisi

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Husain Omar

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Mohammed Maghrabi

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Deena Rowihy

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Mohmmed AlEmam

Assistant Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz

Assistant Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Salwa Fathy

Assistant Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Seham Abdelkhalek

Assistant Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Mervat Omar

Assistant Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Heba Gomaa

Assistant Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Umme Salma

Assistant Consultant Radiation Oncologist

 

Residents

Dr. Omar Bagais

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Marcain Hassan

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Asaad Alhadi

Radiation Oncology