Adriene Kinnaird, MBA
The care of cancer patients necessitates providing a wide array of modalities, all of which contribute to the overall treatment program. Cancer treatment has been perceived by many individuals to be made up of combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The term “advances in treatment” is most often used to signify new surgical techniques, new drugs or drug combinations and radiation treatments that enhance the duration of survival.
At the Cancer Center, we have placed considerable emphasis on providing the most effective and most innovative treatments for patients with cancer.Gathered under the auspices of the GCCE are a wide range of specialists in Medical Oncology, GYN/Oncol- ogy, Surgical and Radiation Oncology.
Cancer care for those at the Cancer Center is more than just treatment with a new technology or drugs. It begins with the potential to offer the patient the most appropriate therapy and is enhanced with the use of multi-disciplinary consultation and collaborative care.
We are placing needed emphasis on other areas that can dramatically influence a patient’s outcome. Education is a critical component of cancer treatment because an informed patient and family can more effectively make decisions relevant to the patient’s disease. Maintaining self-image is crucial to the mental well-being of the patients, and our image recovery program is integrated into the treatment planning for most patients. Our departments of social work, pathology, and rehabilitation are critical and integral to the treatment of the patient. They contribute as part of a multi-disciplinary team to enhance the lives of the patients who have entrusted their well-being to the staff at the GCCE.