At SQCCCRC, developing our workforce is of utmost importance. The Education and Training Department is planning and implementing a wealth of training and development opportunities to all staff categories. We strive to enable our staff to realize their full potential by providing them with opportunities to enrich their skills, develop their capabilities and achieve their personal and professional targets. Our training opportunities include instructor-led and e-learning courses. Moreover, we recognize and utilize the talents and skills we have in the center’s workforce by encouraging them to be in-house trainers and train their colleagues. Furthermore, the department aims to identify and assess the employees’ training needs and design training programs to achieve individual and institution goals.
Education Department Role and Services Provided:
The department’s role revolves around pushing the wheel of development and quality in the center by offering a specific mechanism for training requests and discussing it with the committee as per the training policy. The department offers and provide (but not limited) the below listed services;
- External training programs
- Staff clinical and non-clinical training attachment
- Mandatory and non-mandatory in-house courses and training activities
- OMSB Accreditation for educational activities
- Placement / non -clinical internship for non-staff
- Educational software
- Machine / equipment training
Head of department: Abeer Al Sayegh
Coordinator: Reem ALRahbi
To apply for Placement / non -clinical Internship for non-staff, please fill in the below registration form and send it by email:
Training request Form
The SQCCCRC research laboratory is an important element of cancer care and management at the Centre. The laboratory was established to attain the highest standards and techniques employed in international cancer research laboratories, and will play a vital role in achieving high quality research in cancer management within the Sultanate and beyond.
In order to let researchers, conduct research and apply their findings in new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients benefits, we provide our research laboratory with an optimal infrastructure and an effective and stimulating working environment. We also aim to play a key role in strengthening the partnerships with research institutions inside and outside the Sultanate.
The research laboratory includes 6 units that work in an integrated manner:
Molecular Analysis Unit:
Using next generation sequencing technique and other diagnostic tests to identify the molecular bases of all cancer diseases and their genetic causes. This process is vital in ensuring accurate diagnosis, and patient management in terms of clinical response to prescribed treatment and early detection of disease recurrence or progression to facilitate early further treatment and management.
Next Generation Sequencer
Real Time PCR
Hamilton Nimbus Presto for nucleic acid extraction
Agilent 4200 TapeStation
Studying the proteins profiling in cancer patients in order to find new biomarkers which will help the researchers in diagnosis and follow-up of disease development by using highly sensitive mass spectrometry approaches (LC/MS/MS).
Flow Cytometry Unit:
Studying the chemical and physical properties of proteins inside or outside the cell and facilitates the process of sorting these cells and isolating specific groups for further analysis.
BD Melody Cell Sorter
Tissue Culture Unit:
Cultivating living tissues or cells, whether they are normal or cancerous, to identify their characteristics, visualize them microscopically, and to analyze them using specialized programs.
Thunder Imager 3D Cell Culture Microscope
Laser Capture Microdissection
Analyzing big data coming from molecular analysis and proteomics units by using internationally recognized databases and advanced computer applications.
Is unique in the Sultanate for preserving and storing tissue samples, tumor cells, DNA and RNA for future use in various projects and research.
Head of department: Shoaib Al Zadjali
Coordinator: Samiah Al Sulaimi
Extension : 22774316
The Clinical Trials Department (CTD) is composed of experienced Health Care Providers who support patients enrolled in clinical trials and research studies. The team is committed to supporting researchers in clinical trials and it works in accordance with international standards that protects patient’s wellbeing and safety.
Clinical trials are one of the ways to develop new treatments for cancer. They are conducted in order to study new approaches to better treat cancer beyond current standard therapies and to study the effect of new treatments that have not yet been approved. These studies include: new treatments in radiology, surgeries, herbal remedies, vitamins,.etc.
Clinical Trials Participation
Head of department: Dr Munjid Al Harthy
Clinical Research Nurse: Aydah AlKndi
Extension : 22774247