Launched in 1966 by YAB Tun Abdul Razak, NCSM was founded and led by Dato’ Dr S.K. Dharmalingam for 40 years. The Society sponsored medical training and education of doctors, physicists, radiographers and support staff in cancer care and treatment. It also opened the 1st cytology screening centre for early detection of cervical cancer.
NCSM initiated and set up the National Cancer Registry, which was later handed over to the Ministry of Health.
The current building, “Bangunan Persatuan Cegah Barah” was built and officiated at Jln Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, KL.
NCSM started public education programmes and counseling of cancer patients.
NCSM opened the 1st Mammography Screening Centre in South East Asia for early detection of breast cancer.
The Cancer Treatment Centre was opened.
NCSM Children’s Home of Hope was opened to cater to outstation underprivileged children undergoing cancer treatment at General Hospital.
The Women’s Cancer Detection & Breast Clinic (now known as the Women’s Cancer Detection Centre) was launched.
NCSM’s Nuclear Medicine Centre was also launched this year, being the 1st non-governmental center for nuclear medicine and radiotherapeutic services.
The Resource & Wellness Centre was open to be the one-stop information centre on cancer.