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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EXCELLENCE

We believe that cancer is a complex adversary. Conquering it demands the coming together of the finest experts in specific aspects of cancer management. Our unique Cancer Management Teams (CMTs) best exemplify this synergized approach.

Each CMT has two layers of personnel: the specialists and the support staff. Our specialists belong to diverse disciplines like Surgical, Radiation & Medical Oncology, Pathology, Rehabilitation and several others. The second layer of each CMT includes our world-class support staff of nurses, dieticians, therapists and clinical trial coordinators. These experts play a pivotal role in drawing up the treatment blueprint based on vast experience, the unique needs of the patients and the collective expertise of the team.

GI Cancer CMT

SETTING NEW BENCHMARKS IN CINICAL CARE AND OUTCOMES IN COMBATING CANCERS OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer is a wide term that represents a group of cancers that develop in the human digestive system. GI cancer affects important parts of the body such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus. Our GI CMT at APCC is driven by the mission of providing the most innovative multidisciplinary care for patients, and advancing the clinical approaches to managing GI malignancies.

APCC combines innovative, genetically targeted therapies with leading-edge surgical techniques that work best to treat your specific cancer. Your personalized treatment plan may include a combination of therapies.

APCC’s radiation team uses state-of-the-art technologies for radiation therapy, including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) to treat tumours of the GI.


Surgery

Depending on the type and stage of cancer, surgery may be recommended to remove the cancerous part or all of the stomach and nearby lymph nodes. If the cancer is severe and pervasive, other organs will have to be removed as well.

Surgeons often try to leave behind as much of the unaffected part of the stomach as possible. However, sometimes the cancer becomes too widespread, needing the stomach to be be removed completely. Even in the case of large tumours, surgery is recommended as it helps stop any bleeding from the tumour. Surgery also prevents the stomach from being blocked by additional tumour growth. The type of surgery to be undertaken depends on where the cancerous part is located in the stomach, and how much surrounding tissue is affected by the cancer.


Radiation Therapy

External beam radiation therapy is often used to treat stomach cancer. This treatment focuses radiation on the cancer from a machine outside the body. Often, special types of external beam radiation, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) are used. These use computers and special techniques to focus the radiation on the cancer and limit the damage to nearby normal tissues.


Proton therapy

Advanced proton therapy allows high precision and high-dose radiation to the tumours and cancerous cells found in the digestive tract, and reduces the dose to surrounding healthy tissues and critical organs.


Chemotherapy and Targeted therapy

Our Medical Oncologists deploy advanced therapeutics to destroy cancer cells and control their growth. Our treatment modalities also include other targeted therapies as well, to identify and attack specific types of cancer cells, blocking their growth and spread.


Targeted Therapies

APCC experts are currently assessing the effectiveness of using targeted therapies for GI cancer. Certain agents have shown promise in blocking the development and growth of tumours. We determine which targeted therapy is best for you based on the unique characteristics of your tumour, and give these drugs in combination with chemotherapy.


Genetic counselling and testing

APCC experts are currently assessing the effectiveness of using targeted therapies for GI cancer. Certain agents have shown promise in blocking the development and growth of tumours. We determine which targeted therapy is best for you based on the unique characteristics of your tumour, and give these drugs in combination with chemotherapy.


Liver Cancer

The liver is one of the most radiosensitive organs, making radiation therapy for liver tumours extremely challenging. Historically, external beam radiotherapy has played a very limited role in the treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) due to a high incidence of toxicity in surrounding normal structures. In comparison, Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) delivers less dose to the liver than photon therapy in order to reduce toxicity, while also permitting safe dose escalation for some patients with liver tumours. After entering the body, proton beams do not leave an exit dose along the beam path. The inherent physical qualities of proton radiotherapy help in maximizing tumour control via dose escalation. At the same time, it helps avoid excessive radiation to the remaining liver, thus increasing biological effectiveness.

Many types of cancer, including those of the head and neck, colon and rectum, breast, lung, oesophagus, and pancreas, can spread to the liver. Since blood from all parts of the body must pass through the liver for filtration, cancer cells from other organs and tissues that reach the liver can lodge and grow into secondary tumours. Proton radiation therapy can successfully treat metastases to the liver and provide new hope for patients afflicted with advanced cancer.

 

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