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PENCIL BEAM SCANNING PROTON THERAPY FOR TUMOR OF THE SKULL BASE

Dr Malyapa is a radiation oncologist with over 20 years of experience. He subspecialises in Central Nervous System, Head and Neck and Paediatric Radiation Oncology and is currently the Director of Proton Therapy at Proton Therapy Pte Ltd, Singapore.

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Bringing Enhanced Cancer Care to Singapore with Varian's Halcyon System

Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced that Proton Therapy Pte. Ltd. has placed an order for a Halcyon system, making them the first to bring this innovative treatment platform into Singapore, with the aim of treating the first patient by the end of the year.

Dr. Djeng Shih Kien, chairman, Proton Therapy Pte. Ltd. said: "We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing new technology into Singapore. Radiation therapy has a huge role to play in fighting the ever-growing number of cancer cases in this country and region. By harnessing the technology of Halcyon, we will be able to automate, streamline, and simplify virtually every aspect of treatment. This means we can offer more precise, efficient treatments when compared to conventional machines, while being able to improve patients' comfort by operating in a patient-centric environment."

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STAY HEALTHY DURING COVID-19

Greetings from Asia Healthpartners! We would like to make use of this opportunity to thank you for your support and hope that you are safe and healthy.

As we welcome you for health screening, vaccinations and other medical services during Phase 2 Safe Transition, we want to reassure you that we are focused on the health and safety of all patients, visitors and staff, without compromising the standard and quality of your experience and medical care.

We need to learn to live with Covid-19 for the long term. Take charge of your health in the new normal. Health Screening and Vaccinations are important to keep your body in tip-top form.

Asia Healthpartners has set up the following procedures in line with government guidelines–

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The Role of Imaging in the Diagnosis of Primary Prostate Cancer

Date & Time: 28 May 2020, 1pm
Speaker: Dr Gan Yu Unn

Multiparametric Prostate MRI (mpMRI) has taken a prominent role in the diagnostic pathway of prostate cancer management in recent years. This i due to advances in scanner technology, image sequences and quality. Imaging is utilised at the pre biopsy, pre and post treatment stages of prostate cancer management.

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Multimodality Brain Tumour Imaging: MRI & FET-PET

Date & Time: 29 May 2020, 1pm
Speakers: Dr Damian Khor Lih Kin & Dr Eric Ting

This talk will discuss on molecular imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) and the new advanced MRI techniques, which permit noninvasive tumour characterization, and a more targeted therapeutic approach, with the goal of ultimately improving prognosis. While MRI remains the mainstay technique for brain tumoursimaging, PET complements MRI in addressing those questions that remain unanswered, such as lesion grading, tumour extent delineation and treatment response evaluation, amongst the many.

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International Nurses Day

Florence Nightingale, also famously known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’, founded modern nursing at the end of the 19th century (McDonald, 2017). Thanks to Nightingale’s meticulous handwashing and hygiene practices during the Crimean War, her team reduced the death rate of wounded soldiers from 42% to 2% — leading the nursing profession as we know today (Lee, 1912). On 12th May, we recognise the important role nurses play in our lives by celebrating National Nurses Day.

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NEW RADIOLOGIST ONBOARD

Let us welcome our new radiologists onboard! We are delighted to have them in our radiology team.

Dr Choong was formerly a consultant at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging in National University Hospital and National Cancer Institute.She has a special interest in neuroimaging, head & neck, body and general oncologic imaging.

Dr Ting was awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award (2011) to subspecialise in Head and Neck radiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston. He was formerly senior consultant and Head of Neuroimaging, as well as Research Director in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the National University Hospital.

He is specialized in head & neck, neuroimaging and oncologic Imaging. He has been working closely with most head and neurosurgery doctors in Singapore and overseas


Radiology Portal

We are glad to announce Asia HealthPartners has launched its very first radiology portal – Lifetrack Medical System in Nov 2019.

With the online portal, our referral doctors will be able to access radiology reports and images ANYWHERE, ANYTIME just by logging into their accounts on Google Chrome. There is no hassle of downloading a special app.

It also benefits our patients as their records are kept in the database. Our doctors are able to keep track of their medical development with just a few clicks.


WE CARE FOR YOU Program

Together with Singapore Cancer Society, our team visited more than 20 families of cancer patients to distribute goodie bags during the Deepavali festive period. From our interaction with these cancer patients, we gain a better understanding of their daily lives and needs.

We look forward to doing more for our needy patients in the coming times ahead


Year 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone.

Our healthcare professionals are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that’s spreading rapidly worldwide. We thank them for their dedication, commitment and courage.

Special carepacks are prepared by Asia HealthPartners for the healthcare professionals to show our gratitude and appreciation.

Together, we emerge from these trying times as a stronger, more caring and more cohesive community! Together, we will overcome COVID-19!