Our Upcoming Events

Journey of Care: Empowering Minds, Spirits, and Caregivers in Palliative Care

Date & Time
23 July 2024 9:30 AM
SGH Auditorium
Join us for an enlightening and compassionate event focused on the holistic approach to palliative care. Titled "Journey of Care: Empowering Minds, Spirits, and Caregivers in Palliative Care," this talk will be held on 23 July 2024, 9:30am - 11:30am at Sarawak General Hospital's Auditorium. Registration starts at 9.00am Our distinguished speakers include Dr. Frank D. Ferris, Dr. Shannon Y. Moore, and Dr. Sharon Choo Yoke Ling, each bringing extensive expertise and insights into various aspects of palliative care. (more…)
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The Voice of Cancer Patients

Five years after Malaysia introduced a nationwide indoor smoking ban, a new survey by the Society for Cancer Advocacy and Awareness Kuching (SCAN) reveals that while the policy enjoys strong public support, enforcement remains a significant challenge.
The online survey, conducted to evaluate the impact of the smoking ban since its implementation in January 2019, provides a mixed picture. While an overwhelming 97.5% of respondents are aware of the ban, many still report frequent violations.

The Society for Cancer Advocacy and Awareness Kuching (SCAN) is delighted to announce its collaboration with the Malaysian Hospice and Palliative Care Council for the revival of the biennial Congress, now returning to a physical format. Anticipated by many, this year’s Congress will take place in Sibu, Sarawak.

Event Details: Venue: Kingwood Hotel, Sibu

Date: 25th – 27th July 2024

Stand With Us

You can stand with us by becoming a member. Lend us your voice. Be a cancer advocate or join the counselling team.

If you are a medical professional, someone with good writing skills, a graphic designer, a videographer, a photographer, a homemaker or a student, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals to volunteer in our projects in all capacities.

We are always looking for partnerships with organizations, corporations and even government agencies. If your organization would be interested in hosting a cancer talk or you would like to explore other partnership ideas, see what else we can do together.

In order for us to continue to be the voice for cancer patients, financial sustainability is what we require to continue to grow. If our cause and effort have resonated with you, do consider donating to SCAN.

Articles & Videos

World Cancer Day 2024

4 February 2024

Embracing the spirit of World Cancer Day 2024, let us join hands and collectively strive to narrow the care gap in the realm of cancer. Regardless of age, gender, race, or religion, each individual is uniquely special, deserving of comprehensive and equitable care. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the National Cancer Society […]

2nd October 2022, Kuching: SCAN is pleased to announce that it is among 15 organisations worldwide to receive a grant from the Union for International Cancer Control for a year-long project aimed at increasing survival rates for women with breast cancer. While breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer globally, survival rates can be […]

People will always need healthcare. As an aspiring hub for Healthcare in Asia, Malaysia should invest more money and resources in its healthcare system. Recently we heard a pledge by Malaysia’s Health Minister, YB Khairy Jamaluddin, who advocates allocating 5% of the country’s GDP to healthcare. As the nation grows, its healthcare system should match […]


PILLS of Life

24 January 2021

Here’s a sharing of life philosophy by Nor Azrina, a young cervical cancer survivor, that is, be:POSITIVE, haveINSPIRATION, withLOTS ofLOVE, andSPIRITUAL strength. May you be inspired🌷🌈

Share With Us

How much do you know about cancer? Do you know if the following are facts or myths? Do the following survey to test your knowledge!


Kanser Paru Paru adalah kanser yang ketiga kerap di Malaysia. SCAN akan menganjurkan Webinar Awam Kanser Paru Paru pada 29 Mei 2021 2.30pm dalam Bahasa Malaysia. Dr Wong Jyi Lin, seorang Pakar Perubatan Respiratori, akan menerang apakah itu Kanser Paru Paru, simtom dan tabiat yang kita patut patuhi untuk mengurangkan risiko kanser paru paru.

Topic: SCAN Webinar Covid 19 & Cancer Part 2 : Cancer Treatment – Should I go under the knife now? Time: Apr 11, 2020 08:00 PM Kuching In the second part to our Covid-19 & Cancer series, we have Dr Adibah Ali, Breast & Endocrine Surgeon SGH, giving the talk on surgeries for cancer patients […]

Speaker: Dr Chew Lee Ping, Consultant Haematologist SGH Time: Apr 8, 2020 08:00 PM Kuching Sarawak Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the world is facing great fear. This is especially true for cancer patients who are at higher risk from complications due to the disease. The Society for Cancer Advocacy and Awareness (SCAN) Kuching and […]