Having a multidisciplinary team in your corner means having more treatment options, for the most personalized action plan and very best outcomes. You’ll be able to meet with an expert in each of the areas proscribed for your treatment, in addition to your surgical oncologist.
A medical oncologist treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medications. Your surgical oncologist helps to place these infusion pumps allowing for continuous home delivery of chemotherapy.
A radiation oncologist will define a plan to use precise high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells.
Our colleagues in interventional radiology are now able to provide "directed therapy." Hepatic artery chemoembolization is a viable option for both hepatocellular carcinoma as well as metastatic disease to the liver.
Your team may recommend a clinical trial of a new drug or procedure for your best treatment. As a group, we are involved in evaluating and carrying out protocols from our own center as well as those from national cooperative groups such as cancer and Leukemia Group B. We are combining efforts with Brown University Cancer Center Clinical Oncology Group of Rhode Island in investigating new chemotherapy and radiotherapy strategies for diseases of these organ systems.
Our integrative therapy team includes nutrition, massage and Reiki to complement your traditional treatments to help you feel your best.