The goal of such therapy is not to cure but to improve quality of life for both the person and their family. Evidence as of 2016 supports improvement in quality of life. It focuses on providing people with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of the terminal diagnosis in life limiting diseases like Cancer. Medications and treatments are found to have a palliative effect if they relieve symptoms without having a therapeutic effect on the underlying disease or cause. Given in addition to cancer treatment, when a patient reaches a point where cure is not warranted, palliative care becomes the sole focus of care. The respective session of the Cancer Therapy Conference will deal with issues like the difference between hospice care and palliative care, pain management, psychosocial and emotional care on a spiritual level.
Surgical removal of cancerous cells from the body is one of the most widely used procedures of treating cancer. There are several types of surgeries which might be open or minimal invasive. Surgery is used for solid tumors unlike leukemia 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. The respective session of the Cancer Therapy Conference shall deal with types of surgeries, their effects and risks on a patient suffering from cancer.
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 Oncology 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. Although, non-specific cytotoxic agents constitute an effective treatment modality against cancer cells, they also tend to kill normal, quickly dividing cells. Suicide gene therapy is a new milestone in the medical world of cancer treatment that seems to have a promising future.
Radiotherapy uses high doses of radiation to shrink tumors 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.
Regenerative medicines are a branch of translational research that includes ability of growing tissues and organs in the laboratory and implanting them when the body cannot heal itself to establish normal functioning of the body. The advancements in the field are vast as extracellular matrix materials are now commercially available and are used in re-constructive surgery, treating chronic wounds as well as some orthopedic surgeries; as the reports of January 2017 clinical studies, it was under way to use them in heart surgery to repair damaged heart tissue. This session at the Cancer Therapy 2018 Conference shall be about the future prospects and vital improvisations that can be brought about for this therapeutic process.
In Japan, gastric cancer remains a crucial public pathological state. An oversized proportion of Japanese gastric cancers area unit detected at associate in nursing early stage, with a higher overall survival rate. Like Western developed countries, a modification within the social atmosphere like reduced salt use and exaggerated contemporary vegetable and fruit intake additionally as improvement of food storage could play a crucial half within the decline. Variations in Helicobacter pylori infection rates between generations presumptively have contributed to the generation connected variation within the declining trends. This form of cancer can be treated after biopsy, by of the conventional cancer treatment methods. This particular session of the Cancer Therapy conference is designed owing to the dominance (about 64% of the world gastric cancers are cases in Japan) of this specific form of cancer in Japan compared to the rest of the world.
Used as a herbal remedy for centuries now, many active biological components have been discovered in Cannabis and many yet to be found over the years. Cannabis oil has been found to cure cancer symptoms and also the side effects of cancer therapies very effectively in many case studies and has thus become a broad topic of research recently which is flourishing in the United States of America in context to which even a certain “Medical Marijuana Research Bill” has also been passed in the country proving that the scope of this particular herbal therapy is not petty. In This specific session of the Cancer Therapy Conference let us discover the truth from the experts themselves.