Taking a shift from the regular procedures of giving chemotherapy and general drug treatment to any cancer patient, the high end therapeutic method is the next level of treating cancer with more personalised drugs. With the help of various investigations, this trend of high end therapeutics that includes various diagnostic tests, and profiling, gives an indication as to whether a particular drug will be beneficial in treating cancer for a patient and how the body of the particular patient will respond when that drug is administered. This kind of treatment is more focused and personalised and is more valuable in combating cancer and helping the patient to conquer it more effectively and efficiently.
The Oncology specialists at Apollo conduct Molecular Profiling and Genetic Profiling using high end therapeutic techniques. Under Molecular Profiling, the cancer tissue sample collected for biopsy or the patient’s blood sample undergoes molecular biology tests which predict the patient chance of responding to cancer drugs when administered for treatment. Accordingly the treatment is customised to the needs of the patient.
In Genetic Profiling the gene mutation of the cancerous cells are checked to predict whether the patient can respond to a particular drug or not. The genes of the patient will help in judging the effectiveness of a method of appropriate cancer treatment.
We use this protocol to treat the various types of cancers such as :
- Lung Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
We understand that undergoing chemotherapy is not easy for a patient, given its side effects. Chemotherapy is administered at dedicated short stay Chemotherapy wards with strict protocols of infection control and a warm and cheery ambience, as well as specially trained nursing staff.