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To be become the premier center for healing cancer in the Asia and Pacific region and to provide effective and compassionate clinical care that improves the lives of patients with cancer and their families.


To ensure a leadership in providing medical services in oncology by delivering friendly equitable and quality services nationwide and to translate new knowledge into better prevention and cancer treatment.



1961-1982 State Radiotherapy Hospital 
1982-2006 State Cancer Center
From2006 National Cancer Center
1934 Introduction of surgical procedures for cancer patients in some organs located closer to the surface of body with assistance of the former Soviet Union experts.
1940 Oncologic surgery advanced by operating on deep organs.
1953 First gastrectomy was successfully performed on patient with stomach cancer.
1953 First application of nuclear isotope Ra226 from the former Soviet Union to cervical cancer.
1958 Foundation of radiotherapy by opening X-ray treatment cabinet with two ROUM-7 and ROUM11 apparatus at hospital #1.
1958 Partial esophagectomy, gastrectomy with their reattachment were performed successfully without thoracotomy. Esophagus was reconstructed by jejunum.
1960 First complete removal of cancerous lung.
1961 State Radiation Hospital was established.
1968 Mobile oncologic brigade was established.
1971 Nationwide cancer morbidity and mortality registration commenced.
1981 State Radiation hospital was expanded to State Oncology Center.
1982 New complex building for the State Oncology Center was completed.
1982 The Center started to function as a base for clinical research and training as research activities as well as pre and post graduate training were added into the National Medical University curriculum.
1982 Job description and duty regulation for oncology departments and cabinets at the provincial, municipal as well as district level were approved by the order of the Health Minister.
1990 Computer tomography apparatus was established.
1991 An X-ray machine with many variables and TV system, portable and console ultrasound machines, computed stereographic machine as well as cardio monitor for perioperative usage were introduced into diagnosing and treatment of cancer.
1992 Department of Head and Neck Surgery was established.
1999 Department of Nursing was established.
2002 Department of Palliative Care was established. 
2003 Department of research, training and information/statistics was established.
2006 Oncology Center was expanded and renamed as National Cancer Center.
2007 Provision of modern diagnostic and treatment equipment’s took place as a result of equipment renovation and technology innovation program implementation. 
2009 National Cancer Center of Mongolia was named after Namkhai-Ochir Nyamdavaa.
2016 Reconstruction and expansion of NCC complex.
2016 Department of early detection and cancer registration and was established. 
2016 Latest computed tomography apparatus was installed.
2018 Living donor liver transplantation was successfully introduced.
2018 Introduction of Three-dimensional image-guided therapy 
2019 Introduction of linear accelerator into radiation treatment for cancer patients.







Name:Rehabilitation therapy / psychologist, physical therapist/
Organization Type : Clinical Department
Name:Endoscopy / esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy/
Organization Type : Clinical Department
Name:General surgery / gastric and intestinal surgery, urology surgery
Name:Gynecological surgery
Name:Hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery
Name:Thoracic surgery / esophageal , breast, lung surgery
Name:Head and neck surgery / plastic and reconstruction surgery
Name:Intensive care unit / hemodialysis
Name:Anesthesiology and pain control
Name:Palliative care therapy
Name:Radiology / X-ray, Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Mammography/
Name:Clinical laboratory
Name:Emergency care unit / cardiologist

Key Activities

In the Cancer-Registry Surveillance field;
  • Cancer registry and mortality report
  • Cancer controlling report
  • Software development
  • Epidemiological analyses
  • Research
In the cancer screening and call-recall field;
  • Screening report
  • Software development
  • Professional methodology
  • Continuing training
Cancer-Registry Surveillance and Early Detection 
Early Detection and Screening  Early Detection Department 
Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Department 
Radiation therapy  Radiation therapy Department

Key Research


Cancer Profile

Total Population 2,796,000
Income Group Lower Middle
Total Deaths 19,000
Life Expectancy at birth Total 67
Male 64
Female 72
Cancer Mortality Profile
Age-Standardized Cancer Mortality Trends
Cancer Incidence
Adult Risk Factors Current tobacco smoking (2011 Data) Males 48.4%
Females 6.2%
Total 26.8%
Total alcohol per capita consumption, in litres of pure alcohol (2010 Data) Males 11.7
Females 2.2
Total 6.9
Physical inactivity (2010 Data) Males 17.5%
Females 21.7%
Total 19.6%
Obesity (2014 Data) Males 13.7%
Females 17.7%
Totals 15.7%
Household solid fuel use (2012 Data) Males NA
Females NA
Total 70%
Cancer Plans, Monitoring, and Surveillance Has an operational cancer policy/strategy/action plan Yes
Has a cancer registry    
Scope Hospital-based
Coverage National
Last Year of Data 2012
Cancer Primary Prevention Policies Tobacco Control Has an operational policy, strategy or action plan to reduce the burden of tobacco use Yes
Smoke-free legislation All public places completely smoke-free (or at least 90% of the population covered by complete subnational smoke-free legislation)*
Tobacco dependence treatment NRT and/or some cessation services (neither cost-covered)
Warning labels Large warning with all appropriate characteristics*
Bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship Ban on national television, radio and print media as well as on some but not all other forms of direct and/or indirect advertising
Tobacco taxes 26-50% of retail price is tax
Overweight and obesity prevention and control Has an operational policy, strategy or action plan for reducing overweight/obesity Yes
Physical inactivity prevention and control Has an operational policy, strategy or action plan to reduce physical inactivity and/or promote physical activity Yes
Harmful use of alcohol prevention and control Has an operational policy, strategy or action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol Yes
National Immunization Human Papillomavirus vaccination schedule NA
Hepatitis B vaccination schedule Birth
Hepatitis B vaccination coverage, infants 98%
Cancer Screening and Early Detection Cervical Cancer Cervical cytology (PAP) Generally available at the public primary health care level
Acetic Acid Vizualization (VIA) Not generally available at the public primary health care level
Breast Cancer Breast palpation / clinical breast exam (CBE) Generally available at the public primary health care level
Mammogram Generally available at the public primary health care level
Colorectal Cancer Faecal occult blood test or faecal immunological test Not generally available at the public primary health care level
Bowel cancer screening by exam or colonoscopy Not generally available at the public primary health care level
Cancer Treatment and Palliative Care Radiotherapy Generally available in the public health system
Total high energy teletherapy units / million inhabitants 1
Number of radiotherapy centres 1
Number of radiation oncologists 8
Chemotherapy (medicines not specified) Generally available in the public health system
Oral morphine (formulation not specified) Generally available in the public health system
Non-methadone morphine equivalent consumption per cancer death (mg) NA
Community/home care for people with advanced stage cancer and other NCDs Generally available
REMARKS * Indicates highest possible level of achievement
SOURCE Extracted from: WHO Cancer Country Profiles 2014 (https://www.who.int/cancer/country-profiles/mng_en.pdf?ua=1) as of 2019/05/30

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