1. DR CR BEENA DEVI MBBS DMRT MD DIP MED MMed (Palliative Care) - 23 Feb, 2014


Dr. Beena Devi is a Senior Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology and Palliative Care, Sarawak General Hospital since 1992. She obtained her MD Degree in Clinical Oncology in 1987 and her Masters degree in Palliative Care in 2000. Over a decade, the results of the two programs that she pioneered on early detection and palliative care were published in Annals of Oncology and included in the WHO programs as models of cancer care.


Her keen interest in research led to the landmark finding on NPC, resulting in a

collaborative research on Genetic Epidemiology of NPC with IARC, France. In 2009, she won a competitive two-year international research grant for research on breast cancer. Most importantly, her clinical and research work led to the department being accredited as one of the very few ESMO accredited centres in this region.


To date, her research work has been published in many peer reviewed international journals. She is a reviewer for many peer reviewed international journals and the guest editor for AMJ (Australasian Medical Journal).

2. DR TIENG-SWEE TANG PhD - 23 Feb, 2014


Dr. Tieng-Swee Tang completed his Ph.D in Medical Physics from the University of London in 1984.  He has been with the Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology and Palliative Care, Sarawak General Hospital since 1984.  He has been instrumental in improving the standard of physics and bringing it to par with international standards.


He has contributed vastly from the very beginning when the department began its service, not only for physics but also in other areas in Quality Control and Assurance. Until 2014 he was the project leader for Forum for Nuclear Co-operation in Asia. He was involved in most IAEA training programs and hence was able to contribute to updating the physics service in the department. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, cancer-down staging and palliative care.  He has co-authored more than ten papers in peer review journals and is the Chairman of Sarawak Hospice Society.



DrShamir Chandran has decided to pursue his professional career outside of Malaysia in April, 2013. We thank him for his contributions since 2008.




Dr. Rajiv Choudary completed his master’s degree from Manipal. He underwent further training in Dept of Radiation oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. He has been working with MOH Malaysia (DRO, Hospital Umum Sarawak) since end of 2009.


In addition to being involved in international clinical trials in the department, he has keen interest in basic science research in cancer of nasopharyngeal, colon and cervix. He is involved in community awareness education on cancer in Sarawak.