Mesothelioma Center Review – UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the Hillman Cancer Center (HCC) offers advanced treatment options for patients with lung cancer. At HCC, experts use both conventional and experimental methods to care for patients with mesothelioma and other lung cancers. The focus of the cancer center is treating the whole patient; a care coordinator manages each case with a team of experts to ensure that each patient receives treatment that is responsive to his cancer and medical needs.
HCC relies on a multidisciplinary approach to provide the highest level of care. Pathologists and thoracic surgeons use innovative techniques to diagnose mesothelioma and perform surgical procedures, including minimally invasive biopsies. Some of the cutting-edge methods used to diagnose mesothelioma include bronchoscopic biopsy, needle biopsy, endobronchial ultrasound and radiographic evaluation. Surgeons also perform a number of specialized procedures to shrink and eliminate lung tumors including radiofrequency ablation, stereotactic radiosurgery, sublobar resection and video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy.
Clinicians may treat patients with chemotherapy and radiation therapy after or in lieu of surgery. HCC’s radiation therapy alternatives are some of the most advanced in the region. Radiation therapy treatments include 3D radiotherapy, 4D CT technology, Cyberknife and Trilogy, and image-guided radiation therapy.
Clinical trials enable patients to benefit from the advanced research being conducted at HCC. Research initiatives have led to the implementation of promising new treatments and more progressive ways to care for patients with mesothelioma. For example, HCC has conducted trials to examine various new drug regimens for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. Other clinical trials have focused on studying tissue samples of patients with malignant mesothelioma. HCC has sponsored studies to investigate the effectiveness of new mesothelioma treatments, such as tomotherapy.
Other clinical trials concentrate on the diagnosis of aggressive lung cancers. In one clinical trial, a research team analyzed how a person’s genetic makeup might increase his risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma at some point later in life. This study also looked at the role of environmental conditions, work related factors, and familial history of cancer in patients who developed mesothelioma.
In addition to the care provided by medical experts such as thoracic surgeons, oncologists and pathologists, the cancer center offers other services to improve the patient’s overall well-being. These services benefit the patient and the family, who may both experience various challenges during the diagnosis and treatment process. UPMC provides behavioral medicine and psychological services to help address the trauma of a family member’s cancer diagnosis. Pain management experts help relieve some of the symptoms of mesothelioma, and palliative care experts offer alternatives to patients who do not respond to conventional treatments any longer.
Cancer treatment at HCC is enhanced by the use of new technology applications. Smart technology systems, such as the Clinical Trial Management Application, oversee the clinical trial course from beginning to end. Clinical Pathways systems help medical professionals designate the ideal treatment plan for each patient based on that patient’s profile. Web-based educational platforms provide information to patients and families about their loved one’s diagnosis, treatment protocols, and available services.
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