Fuda Cancer Hospital, Advanced Cancer Therapies.

  • 1. Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA) :

    Cryosurgery is an important ablation technique for tumors. It destroys tumors by cycles of freezing and thawing. Cryosurgery's destructive effects on tumors are due to two major mechanisms, one immediate, the other delayed. The immediate mechanism is the damaging effect of freezing and thawing the cells. The delayed mechanism is the progressive failure of microcirculation; ultimately, vascular stasis becomes operative as an important cause of tumor tissue destruction. Once the temperature falls below -40oC, ice crystals may form within the cells. Once it occurs, cell death is almost certain. During cryosurgery, progressive failure of microcirculation occurs due to a cascade of events: endothelial layer destruction causing vessel walls to become porous, interstitial edema, platelet aggregation, microthrombii, and ultimately vascular congestion and obliteration. It was theorized that during cryosurgery, the immune system of the host became sensitized to the tumor being destroyed by the cryosurgery. Any primary tumor tissue undamaged by the cryosurgery and the metastases were destroyed by the immune system after cryosurgery. This response was termed the "cryo-immunological response". Cryosurgical ablation is effective for cancer treatment but still there is no expertise in India to use these therapies on cancer patients. Learn More ....

  • 2. Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy)

    Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy) is used for cancer treatment, Seed implantation with iodine-125 or palladium-103 seeds (brachytherapy) is a highly effective treatment for patients with cancer. Brachytherapy requires no surgical incision, offers patients a shorter recovery time, and has less chance of troubling side effects. For example, for prostate cancer, brachytherapy is an outpatient procedure and most patients go home the same day as their treatment. They can also return to their normal activities a few days after treatment. Seed implantation takes only 45 minutes to 1 hour. Seed implantation with iodine-125 seed gives a lower dose rate of radiation than palladium-103. Because iodine-125 works in your body longer than palladium-103, it is ideal for treating slow growing tumors such as most prostate cancers. The 125 iodine seeds-which have a half -life of 59 days-release a short-course of gamma ray. The seeds implanted into cancerous masses and nearby tissue radiate targeted cells and ultimately destroy cancer. This prevents unnecessarily exposing the whole body to radiation. Learn More...

  • 3. Percutaneous Ablation

    Thermal injury to cells begins at 42 ? Only 8 minutes at 46 ? is needed to kill malignant cells, and 51 ? can be lethal after only 2 minutes. At temperatures above 60 ? intracellular proteins are denatured (killed) rapidly, cell membranes are destroyed through dissolution and the melting of lipid bilayers, and lastly, cell death is inevitable. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new technique for treating tumors localized to certain organs. A needle electrode is advanced into the targeted tumors via either a percutaneous, laparoscopic, or open (operation) route. The RF energy causes the tissue around the tip of the probe to heat up to a high temperature above which cells break apart and die. For eradication of all cancerous cells, the goal is to place the probes so that they destroy the entire tumor plus an adequate "rim" of non-cancerous tissue around it. Percutaneous Ablation therapy is very effective for cancer treatment but very rarely used in India on cancer patients. Learn More....

    Percutaneous Ablation for liver cancer treatment

  • 4. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is used for cancer treatment in india, it combines a drug (called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent) with a specific type of light to kill cancer cells. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), as a scientific, appropriate, noninvasive therapy, will usher in a new age in tumor therapy, just as penicillin helped to revolutionize pneumonia treatments in the 1930s. PDT is a non-thermal light chemical reaction and requires oxygen, photosensitive substance (photo-sensitizer) and laser simultaneously. The photo-sensitizer is absorbed by neoplasm tissue and accumulates in the cells for a long time. The photo-sensitizer is activated with the appropriate wavelength of light and reacts with oxygen to generate reactive single state oxygen and a hotochemical substance that are toxic to cells. This leads to apoptosis and necrosis of cancer; PDT can result in local vascular lesion of tumor. PDT can make tumor tissue ischemic necrosis and initiate immune reaction of antitumor. Learn More....



  • 5. Combined Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy is used for cancer treatment, Immunotherapy, also known as CIC-combined immunotherapy for cancer-has increasingly become the focus for cancer researchers. The past 10 years have seen an increased understanding of immuno-surveillance and appreciation of the mechanisms by which tumors escape its notice. This has led to the development of promising new strategies against cancer, such as immunotherapy, which is focused on increasing of the body’s natural immune functions against cancer cells. This treatment has had some of the most exciting and consistently successful results. Fuda Cancer Hospital has had great achievements in the field of cryosurgery for cancer. Fuda is the leading medical organization for cryosurgery in the world, and its success has been confirmed by many specialists, including the International Society of Cryosurgery. Fuda Cancer Hospital was the first to propose and implement CIC in combination with cryosurgery, and since then, the immunotherapy/cryosurgery model has been a hallmark of Fuda Cancer Hospital-Guangzhou. Learn More...

  • 6. Trans-arterial Chemoembolization (TACE)

    Trans-arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) is used for cancer treatment, Cryosurgery has been used for two decades for the treatment of many benign, malignant, and metastatic cancer [1-3]. More specifically, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been successfully treated either with cryosurgery alone or in combination with resection [4-6]. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), by itself, is not associated with improved survival when compared with that of an untreated control group[7], however, it has been proved to shrink the mass of cancer. It is shown that sequential TACE-resection might improve outcome for the patients with large HCC [8]. Therefore, combination of TACE and cryosurgery is expected to yield better therapeutic efficacy. Learn More...

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  • Dr. Xu Kecheng M.D., Founder
    Professor Xu is a world-renowned specialist in gastroenterology, hepatology and cancer treatment. He is Vice-Chairman of International Society of Cryosurgery (ISC). [...]

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  • Dr. Niu Lizhi M.D.
    Dr.Niu Lizhi graduated from the Fourth Military Medical University with a doctoral degree in Thoracic Surgery. [...]

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  • Dr. Mu Feng M.D.
    Vice-President, Thanks to his years of clinical experience, Dr. Mu has perfected his minimally invasive techniques, especially in regards to lung, esophageal, breast, and stomach cancers. [...]

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  • Dr. Li Haibo M.D.
    Dr Li was recruited to Fuda Cancer Hospital in 2008, serving as Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery department, and was promoted to vice president of Fuda Cancer Hospital in December 2011. [...]

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  • Prof. Zeng Zongyuan M.D.
    Professor Zeng Zongyuan graduated from Medical College of Sun Yat-sen University. He was the Vice president of Cancer Hospital and the deputy director of the Cancer Prevention Center of Sun Yat-sen University. [...]

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  • Prof. Li Chaolong M.D.
    Professor Li Chaolong graduated from Medical College of Sun Yat-sen University. He is a renowned specialist in general surgery. [...]

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  • Prof. Cao Bin M.D.
    Dr. Cao is the Chief Physician, Medical Director of our hospital. He graduated from the first Shanghai Medical College (now the Shanghai Fudan University School of Medicine), [...]

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