Healthcare provided in Greater Petaling is variable, from basic to enhanced care. Although enhanced care is desirable, the cost of treatment can be prohibitive, and little is known about the quality of basic care in the city.
The first Malaysian Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) on the management of breast cancer, the most common cancer type in Greater Petaling, were published in 2010, and the third and latest edition was published in 2019. However little is known about implementation, reach and adherence.
Greater Petaling city is part of the Klang Valley, with maximum availability of specialised services, thus allowing for a large pool of trainers and multidisciplinary team (MDT) hosts to support peripheral single-specialty hospitals.
To improve quality through a multidisciplinary approach and standardised cancer care in Greater Petaling.
A local multidisciplinary, inter-institutional team was assembled to coordinate the development of the different project outputs, in consultation with relevant experts in the city and external experts nominated by the technical cooperation partners of City Cancer Challenge (C/Can).
The ASCO-C/Can Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course will be conducted, in collaboration with C/Can partner organisations such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the International Atomic Energy (IAEA), the Tata Memorial Hospital and the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), to provide capacity development for the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer. The final outputs will be endorsed by the relevant authorities for implementation.