An oncology nurse is a specialized nurse who cares for cancer patients. These nurses require advanced certifications and clinical experiences in oncology further than the typical baccalaureate nursing program provides. Oncology nursing care can defined as meeting the various needs of oncology patients during the time of their disease including appropriate screenings and other preventive practices, symptom management, care to retain as much normal functioning as possible, and supportive measures upon end of life.
Surgical removal of cancerous cells from the body is one of the most widely used procedures of treating cancer. Surgery is used for solid tumors unlike leukaemia or any metastatic form of cancer. Cryosurgery, Lasers, Hyperthermia and Photodynamic Therapy are a few forms that do not require any cuts and scalpels, but forms like require cutting or debulking a tumor, sometimes with the removal of nearby lymph nodes are the minimally invasive ones.
One of the major categories of cancer treatment methodologies, chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs or chemotherapeutic agents that inhibit mitosis of the cancerous cells. The intracellular poisons are infused into the body via various methods. The following session of the Cancer Therapy Conference shall involve how to enhance the methods of the chemo regime such that the side-effects can be minimized.
This strategy is generally used along with other treatments if the hormones interfere with the cancer. Also known as Endocrine therapy, its administration methods can be oral vaccination or surgical depending on the type of cancer. This session of the Cancer Therapy 2021 Conference will be about how organ removal or hormonal blockage affects people, and advancements in the scientific field about reducing its side effects.
A therapeutic strategy in which apoptosis-inducing transgenes are introduced into the cancerous cells, i.e. cell suicide is promoted into the cells that turn cancerous. Current cancer treatments create profound iatrogenic consequences. In this Cancer Therapy Conference the point to be discussed is the adverse effects of the treatments that still remain, as the serious problems that practicing physicians have to cope with in clinical practice.
Radiotherapy uses high doses of radiation to shrink tumours and kill/ reduce the growth of cancer cells but damaging their DNA. The types of radiation therapy are various and it is capable of tackling metastatic cancers as well. This specific session of the Oncology Conference shall deal with the different methods of radiotherapy; which procedure is suitable for which type of cancer, radiopharmaceuticals and many other such aspects.
A modernized version of pharmacotherapy that blocks the growth of cancer cells by interfering with specific targeted molecules needed for carcinogenesis and tumor growth, unlike conventional chemotherapy that interferes with all rapidly dividing cells. Molecular Targeted Therapy is the expected to be a more effective method therapeutically and less harmful to the normal cells in the body. This particular session of the Cancer Treatment Conference shall emphasize on the targeted therapies for various types of cancers and how its effectiveness is greater compared to the rest of the conventional treatments.
A biological therapy that enhances the immune system of the body to fight cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, adoptive cell transfer, treatment vaccines, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin or BCG are few of the major soldiers for this purpose. Methods of immunotherapy, its effects, side effects and advancements shall be the broader discussion area for this session of this Cancer Therapy Conference.
Transplantation of Stem Cells does not literally act “against” cancer; instead, they help recover the ability to produce stem cells after treatment with very high doses of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both. HCT (Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation) is considered to be a lifesaving procedure in recent times. Thus, how to improvise the method for the betterment of the patients suffering from this lethal disease is a major concern and is to be a hot topic at the Oncology Conference.