>Collaborating to Treat Breast Cancer
Concord International Hospital (CIH) has been collaborating with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC)
Through our collaboration with MDACC, CIH has been able to tap into the expertise and experience of the practitioners in the field of breast cancer at MDACC, to design our own Breast Radiation Therapy programme based on MDACC’s treatment protocols and practices. (Source)
MDACC has its own specialised breast cancer facility, the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center, which focuses on curing breast cancer, extending the life of breast cancer patients and maximising their quality of life.
- MDACC is devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. Their formulated treatments and therapies have a reputation of showing decreased side effects for breast cancer patients. (Source).
- MDACC has also developed a non-surgical approach for breast cancer patients who have a pathological complete response to systemic therapy. (Source)
With CIH’s collaboration with MDACC, patients at CIH can receive the same level of treatment standard as what they will receive at MDACC, without having to travel all the way to the U.S.
- MDACC reviews the history and treatment plans of all patients receiving radiation therapy at MDACC. Patients will receive quality care from both teams at CIH and MDACC, as they will work together to agree on the treatment strategy and radiation plan before implementation.
- CIH uses similar equipment and devices as MDACC to customise radiation treatment plan for each individual patient. CIH also adheres to international protocols and abide by a strict quality assurance programme for our patients.
It is CIH’s goal to help women in Asia fight breast cancer, the number one cancer diagnosed in Singaporean women (source).