Airlangga University Hospital’s partnership with Singapore’s Icon Cancer Centre aims to revolutionize cancer care in Indonesia, with a focus on providing high-quality cancer care, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and reducing the need for Indonesians to travel abroad for follow-up care

THE partnership between Airlangga University Hospital (RSUA – Rumah Sakit Universitas Airlangga) and Icon Cancer Centre has the potential to revolutionize cancer care in Indonesia. With this agreement, RSUA aims to become a leading destination for health tourism in the country, especially for cancer treatment. This move supports the Indonesian government’s efforts to promote medical tourism and reduce the need for Indonesians to travel abroad for quality healthcare services. By providing high-quality cancer care, RSUA hopes to improve the quality of life for cancer patients in Indonesia and increase their life expectancy.

As Prof. Nasronudin, the director of Airlangga University Hospital, stated, “We hope that this agreement will be the start of a real exchange between Indonesia and Singapore in cancer care and treatment. And in accordance with the government’s program, this cooperation will continue to be built.” The statement highlights the hospital’s vision of building a sustainable partnership with Icon Cancer Centre that benefits patients in both countries. Through this collaboration, doctors from both institutions can establish relationships, learn from each other, and develop integrated services for cancer treatment. RSUA aims to provide a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment that involves oncology, internal medicine, surgery, and palliative care.

Serena Wee Hui Yan, the CEO of Icon Cancer Centre, expressed her optimism about the collaboration, citing RSUA’s undoubted quality as the reason for selecting the hospital as their partner in Indonesia. “As we can both increase our competencies, I think this collaboration will go very well,” added Ms. Wee. This statement highlights the potential for the partnership to improve cancer care and treatment not only in Indonesia but also in Singapore. By collaborating with RSUA, Icon Cancer Centre can expand its reach and provide cancer patients with access to high-quality care in both countries.

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