Leading cancer surgeon explains how to obtain better treatment options. Precision medicine era. 9
What rectal cancer treatment methods will be available to patients in the future? What are most important trends in cancer treatment today? How patients can influence their cancer treatment options today? Leading rectal cancer surgeon discusses diagnosis and surgical treatment of cancer. Better educated patients will demand the best treatment methods from their surgeons and oncologists. Minimally invasive rectal cancer surgery becomes standard of care. Leading Swedish cancer surgeon. “We now live in personalized medicine era. Cancer patients are getting more aware of how cancer should be treated. Cancer patients are on the internet, they read a lot. In the future patients would be much more aware, much more educated.” Cancer treatment. Advanced cancer surgery. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Best treatment for cancer. Medical second opinion confirms that cancer diagnosis is correct and complete. Medical second opinion also confirms that cancer surgery is required. Medical second opinion helps to choose the best personalized treatment for cancer. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Get medical second opinion on cancer and be confident that your precision medicine treatment is the best. Best cancer treatment center and cancer surgeon. Video interview with leading expert in cancer treatment surgery and minimally invasive cancer treatment. Precision medicine for each cancer patient. Dr. Torbjorn Holm, MD (Rectal Cancer surgeon, Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm). I think we’re living in time where we have more and more focus on personalized medicine. That means that rectal cancer treatment must be tailored to the individual patient. I think rectal cancer patients are getting more and more aware of how cancer should be treated. Rectal cancer patients are on the internet, they read a lot. We also have cancer patients’ registries in many countries. There is quality scoring of the hospitals. So many rectal cancer patients will seek treatment in hospitals that are highly ranked for good skills. So I think that is one important future trend in rectal cancer treatment. The patient will demand high quality treatment much more than today. I mean today or previously patients had just gone to the local hospital they have met their doctor and they have trusted that doctor. Dr. Torbjorn Holm, MD (Rectal Cancer surgeon, Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm). In the future patients would be much more aware, much more educated. Patients would seek the treatment in the hospital for the best results, I am sure. Also for the individual rectal cancer patients we will have molecular markers in the near future. Tumor markers will predict rectal cancer prognosis with high accuracy. So in the near future we will predict prognosis for rectal cancer patient from biopsies. We will see what kind of genetic pattern the rectal cancer tumor has. We will be able to tailor the treatment for rectal cancer much better. Some rectal cancer patients may not benefit from radiation therapy. Some rectal cancer patients may not benefit from chemotherapy. Some patients with rectal cancer have a very low risk of metastasis. Other rectal cancer patients have high risk of metastases. We will predict that much better just by multiple molecular markers in the future. Also I think minimally invasive procedures for rectal cancer treatment will be much more common than they are today. We can already see that minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer treatment is increasing very rapidly. Now with the new robotic surgery more patients have minimally invasive surgery to treat rectal cancer. Leading cancer surgeon: “We live in personalized medicine era. Patients must demand better treatments”. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Cancer treatment should be personalized for each patient.
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