Group photo at the lobby on National Cancer Institute Putrajaya
VISIT OF LECTURERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA TO THE NATIONAL CANCER REGISTRY IN PUTRAJAYA
On 27th April 2016 (Wednesday) a group of lecturer from the Department of Community Health (DCH), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) made a trip to visit to the National Cancer Institute (Institut Kanser Negara or IKN) in Putrajaya. One PhD candidate (PhD in Community Health) and two Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) students came along for the visit too. This program was organised and led by Associate Professor Dr Hejar Abdul Rahman, the Head Unit of Epidemiology in DCH FMHS UPM, as part of teaching the subject of epidemiology to postgraduate students. The main purpose of the visit was to know more about the institute, especially on the roles and responsibilities of the Cancer Registry Unit (CRU).
We were informed that CRU IKN is data collection centre for patient with cancer, where such data will be analysed and relevant reports produced. It is also the centre for National Cancer Registry (Kanser Registri Kebangsaan), the anchor point for information collection for all cancer cases in Malaysia. Data collected by this unit comes from various sources such as Pathology Department of government and private hospitals, National Registration Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara), Health Informatics Center of Malaysia Ministry of Health, and Radiotherapy and Oncology Departments of government and private hospitals. Dr Putri also gave us information on the various objectives of CRU, the different kind of services provided there and, along with Dr Renuga and Dr Nabihah binti Ali (also CRU staff) answered a lot of our questions.
Handing over of token appreciation to Dr Renuga by Assoc Prof Dr Hejar Abd Rahman
The visit ended with handing over of token of appreciation by the group leader to Dr Renuga and taking of group photo. We arrived safely at the FMHS UPM at just before noon. We would also like to thank ‘Bob’, the bus driver of FMHS UPM who transported us during our journey. The visit members were satisfied with today’s program at IKN. The trip to this organization has achieved its objective and was a fruitful one.
Prepared by Dr Titi Rahmawati Hamedon
Dean's General Office
Level 3, Administration Building,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Daruh Ehsan.