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IHH Healthcare Strengthens Regional Cancer Care With New Proton Therapy Centre in Singapore

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IHH Healthcare, a world-leading integrated healthcare provider, has reinforced its position as Asia’s leading cancer care provider with the official opening of the Mount Elizabeth Proton Therapy Centre in Singapore. Located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, the centre makes IHH the first private healthcare provider in the region and in Singapore to offer proton therapy, providing patients with unprecedented access to this advanced and highly specialized cancer treatment.

Since commencing operations in May last year, the centre has treated more than 100 patients from 16 countries, ranging from Singapore and Southeast Asia to as far as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Patients treated at the facility have ranged in age from 18 months to 85 years.

Dr. Prem Kumar Nair, Group Chief Executive Officer of IHH Healthcare, stated, “Adding proton therapy to IHH’s comprehensive suite of cancer treatment in Singapore solidifies our standing as a Centre Of Excellence for oncology in Asia. Demand has already surpassed our expectations, and we are ramping up further to provide this cutting-edge treatment option to more patients across the region, as part of our purpose to touch lives and transform care.”

Dr. Peter Chow, Chief Executive Officer of IHH Healthcare Singapore, emphasized the significance of this investment, saying, “Cancer patients are not alone in their fight against cancer. IHH Healthcare Singapore’s investment in proton therapy demonstrates our unwavering resolve to provide our patients with the best care. Up to half of all oncology patients require some form of radiation treatment, but the side effects of treatment can be as debilitating as the cancer itself. Patients that are suited to undergo proton therapy will benefit from fewer side effects and less damage to surrounding tissues due to the targeted nature of the proton beam.”

Proton therapy possesses unique properties that enable it to kill cancerous cells without causing as much damage to neighboring tissue and organs. This means patients can better preserve function and enjoy higher long-term quality of life, which is especially critical and life-changing for younger patients.

With this new facility, IHH Healthcare aims to solidify its position as a leading provider of comprehensive cancer care in the region, offering patients access to advanced and specialized treatment options while prioritizing their overall well-being and quality of life.

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