Medical Oncology is the use of drugs to destroy rapidly growing cancer cells. Some kinds of chemotherapy may slow the growth of cancer cells, and keep them from spreading to other parts of the body. It may be used with radiation to help shrink the tumour before surgery. It may also be used after surgery or radiation to destroy remnant cancer cells. The medical oncology team has expertise in the use of systemic treatment including chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, as well as the latest biological and targeted treatments for solid tumors.
Medical Oncology involves treating cancer using the following drugs :
These are drugs which kill cancer cells or stop their growth .
These drugs target cancer cells specifically, sparing normal cells, thus limiting side effects .
This involves use of hormonal agents for prevention and treatment of certain cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer .
Dedicated adult and paediatric medical oncology services
Chemotherapy for solid tumors
Chemotherapy for hematological malignancies
Personalized targeted therapy for various cancers