Supported by ten cancer treatment teams within the Cancer Institute, we determine the best therapy for various cancerous growths by considering the patients’ medical records, comorbid diseases, and body condition, engaging in treatment, education, and research in chemotherapy and the latest molecular-targeted therapy We also try to offer optimal treatments using various supportive therapies in order to minimize the inconvenience cancer patients suffer and improve their quality of life.
A lot of medical professionals are engaged in an integrated treatment of fourteen cancers led by the Cancer Institute and treat outpatients. Inpatients receive treatment in three wards including the (Self) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Ward. The Department of Oncology allows patients to receive anti-cancer treatment at the Chemotherapy Infusion Room without the need of hospitalization for the convenience of patients. We also implement clinical trials using a wide range of newly-developed anticancer drugs in close cooperation with the Clinical Research Center. We spur the development of new drugs by participating in detailed assignments of AMC which is selected as the Institute for Innovative Cancer Research for basic and implementation research.
With the aim of “selecting proper treatment method” and “maximizing its effectiveness and minimizing side effects,” we will do our best to conduct clinical trials and basic studies to offer the most effective treatment by determining the right approach and method of treatment, providing counseling and education to patients and their families.
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AMC Lung Cancer Center is different. We allow patients to receive fast diagnosis and best medical services as quickly as possible. We draw up treatment plans and schedules to allow patients to get diagnosis and medical care as soon as possible through specialists’ consultations and coordinators’ counseling service.
Specialists in the fields related to stomach cancer such as stomach surgery, gastroenterology, oncology, radiology, and pathology as well as nurse practitioners always make efforts to improve the results of cancer treatment by offering accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for each patient, reporting postoperative progress, and performing additional treatment through complementary and coordinated cooperation.
AMC Colorectal Cancer Center improves the prognosis of patients through a multidisciplinary system and integrated treatment to provide best treatment by embracing various opinions of specialists from relevant departments on liver metastasis that often occurs in colorectal cancers, lung metastasis, and locally recurrent cancers such as intractable colorectal cancer.
For the last two decades, AMC Breast Cancer Center has shown excellent treatment results of breast cancer with 89.3% of five-year survival rates of patients with all-stage cancers between 1989 and 2008 while 91.9% of five-year survival rates in all patients between 2003 and 2008, which is a 20% improvement of survival rates in 15 years.
AMC Liver Cancer Center established a systematic treatment system that allows liver cancer patients to receive optimal treatment in the best medical environment by ▲improving medical treatment of liver cancer patients ▲streamlining a surgery-related process and the use of surgical skills ▲reinforcing cooperation among departments, and ▲promoting a regular meeting and study for multidisciplinary treatment, and carry out high-quality researches.
AMC Head and Neck Cancer Center runs a clinic for one-stop treatment and clinical research to provide professional consultations on surgical treatment, radiotherapy, drug therapy, how to improve lifestyles including a dietary life, and how to care for complications after surgery and radiotherapy.
AMC Gynecologic Cancer Center provides specialized diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancers that occur in the internal and external genital organs (carcinomas) and premalignant lesion, and performs the largest number of high-quality treatment and surgeries.
Around 2,000 first-visit patients with biliary tract and pancreatic cancer visit AMC and more than 800 surgeries for the cancer are performed every year. The number of outpatients has even doubled in five years.
The AMC Cancer Institute has Korea’s first integrated treatment system that determines the best and optimal treatment for each patient through cooperation among the Department of Urology that offers specialized surgical treatments depending on the type of cancer; the Department of Oncology that performs pre-/post-operative palliative chemotherapy; the Department of Radiation Oncology that implements radical, adjuvant, or palliative radiation therapy; the Department of Radiology that takes a biopsy...
AMC Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma Center has a collaboration system that allows specialists of the departments of orthopedic surgery, oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, and radiology with sufficient clinical experience and expertise to discuss together on how to decide the best treatment option for each patient.
The center provides customized treatment to each patient, including all aspects of brain tumor treatment such as skull base surgery, endoscopic operation, neuro-oncology and clinical trials, stereotactic radiosurgery, and neuroendocrinology.
At the Skin Cancer Center, a biopsy is taken on the same day when patients visit after consulting with specialists and coordinators and cooperation between specialists in dermatopathology and pathology provides the fastest and most accurate diagnosis.
To boost the treatment and research activities, the Center for Precision Cancer Medicine shares patient treatment cases through the Molecular Tumor Board that was built for the first time in Korea in 2015 in cooperation with medical professionals of the Departments of Oncology, Pathology, and Biomedical Informatics, the Clinical Trial Center, and the ASAN-CCGD. The Center for...
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is conducted performing conditioning therapy or radiation therapy, injecting hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), offering post-operative care, and treating complications. It requires effective chemotherapy, excellent technologies to collect and store HSC, thorough infection control, and quality nursing services.