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Asian Cancer Institute

The Global Expertise in Cancer Care. Filipino Heart that Comforts and Heals.

 

OVERVIEW

The Asian Cancer Institute
A New Milestone of Innovation and Excellence

The Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) has celebrated another important milestone with the full opening of its state-of-the-art Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) in July 2015.

The Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC), as a leading healthcare organization, envisions an innovative approach for cancer care in the Philippines by creating a world-class, multidisciplinary, and integrative cancer care facility where the cancer patient is totally comforted and cared for. In line with this vision to deliver global expertise and compassionate care, the AsianHospital and MedicalCenter has created its state-of-the-art Asian Cancer Institute.

The Asian Cancer Institute is unique among cancer centers in the Philippines and is a “one-stop-shop” using the innovative team approach in cancer prevention and management, with access to the most advanced cancer therapy technology. It is manned by a competent group of dedicated oncologists and allied oncology professionals who are recognized experts in their fields. The Asian Cancer Institute is designed to provide the public and patients the following:

  • State-of-the-art, innovative, and evidence-based treatment by a group of expert medical and allied cancer specialists.
  • The most advanced Radio Therapy services with its state-of-the-art, image-guided, new TomoDirect™ Tomotherapy HDA-H Series machine system that treats a full spectrum of patients without compromise and ensures the highest standards of precision and safety. In addition, it has an advanced High Dose Rate capable Brachytherapy system and MX16 Evo CT scans.
  • Great convenience, fast, and easy access to screening and diagnostic procedures.
  • Individualized yet comprehensive cancer therapy and management.
  • Compassionate care where every patient is totally cared for.
  • A healing environment that comforts and heals the body as well as the spirit.

 

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Our Vision

The Cancer Patient is totally comforted and cared for.

Our Mission

We provide a one-stop-shop, world-class, compassionate, and integrative multidisciplinary service to every cancer patient.

Our Promise

Global expertise in cancer care; Filipino heart that Comforts and Heals.

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Our Four Centers of Excellence and Facilities:

 

1.Emmanuel Center

The Emmanuel Center is an innovative, multidisciplinary, patient-centered ambulatory care facility that  provides everything that a patient needs under One Roof within the Day.  It serves the patient every step of the way :  from consultation to preventive screening, diagnostics, pre-operative care,  biopsies, treatment,  education counseling, support groups to post-operative and follow-up continuity of care.

A. WOMEN CENTER

Specializes in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of major malignancies mainly relating to Women

  • Breast Clinic

Diagnostic Procedures  :

Breast Ultrasound ,Digital Mammography

Biopsy Procedures :

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy,  Ultrasound Guided Core Needle Biopsy,

Ultrasound-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy

Reconstructive Surgery  : Breast Reconstruction

  • Simply Woman  Clinic

Cervical cancer screening, HPV cervical lesion management, colposcopy,

Transvaginal ultrasonography, LEEP, gynaecological surgeries for malignancies

B. Main Emmanuel Center

The Main Emmanuel Center offers  quality care with the highest Safety Standards given by a

team of  expert surgical, medical, and nursing specialists. It provides integrated interdisciplinary care  in a compassionate healing environment that ensures the convenience and comfort of the patients.

The Main Emmanuel Center located at the 2nd Floor, Tower 2,  has  specialty clinics  for the following   :

*Head Neck ENT

*Brain Spine Eye

*Upper Gastrointestinal Abdominal

*HepatoBiliary Pancreatic

*Lower Gastrointestinal

*Urogenital Prostate

*Skin Soft Tissue Bone

*Lung/ Thoracic

*Wound

*Stoma Ostomy

*Peri-operative scopy

*Ultrasound guided procedure

 

2. Conquer C Center

The Conquer C Center  offers  state-of-the-art radiation therapy .

A. Radiation Oncology 

*  TomoTherapy HDA – H Series  : The most advanced radiotherapy system t

Excellent Results and Great Precision

 Greater Safety and Convenience

 Optimal  Treatment Costs

ACI’s Tomotherapy Machine can be used for specialized procedures like Stereotactic Radiation Surgery (SRS ) and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)

*Brachytherapy Services – capable of High Dose Radiation (HDR)

     B. Nuclear Oncology 

  • Screening/ Diagnostic Bone Scintigraphy 
  •  Iodine-131 therapy of thyroid cancer

C. Interventional Oncology 

  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA )
  • Chemo-Embolization 

3. Chrys One Center

This Center provides Medical-Hematology-Pediatric oncology services (including an Oncology Drug Compounding Unit, Oncology Infusion Clinic and Ambulatory Blood Transfusion-Medical Infusion Clinic) the area of cancer dedicated to treating adult and pediatric patients, by using medications taken by mouth, injection, or infusion, including internal medicine and pediatric medicine interventions.  Medical and paediatrics oncologists work in a multidisciplinary setting with radiologists, pathologists, surgeons and radio-oncologists to tailor the best treatment plan possible for each cancer patient.

A. Pediatric Oncology Clinic 

The Clinic cares for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer.  Its mission is to treat and cure children with cancer diseases by understanding their special needs and providing them with comprehensive, compassionate family-centered, state-of-the-art clinical care and education through a multi-disciplinary approach from diagnosis through recovery.

B. Medical-Hematology Oncology Clinic 

Offers streamlined, efficient care by a multidisciplinary team of specialists. This coordinated approach allows offering novel, intensive and cutting-edge cancer treatments and therapies.

chemotherapy,

immuno-biological therapy

hormonotherapy

management of treatment side effects,

and management of cancer complications

C. Oncology Drug Compounding Unit

The Oncology Drug Compounding Unit provides a dedicated, on-site pharmacy ensuring that patients are receiving only the safest, most comprehensive care during chemotherapy.

D. Oncology Infusion Units

This Unit offers routine outpatient services for patients seeking treatment for cancer including anti-cancer drug treatment (cytotoxic, hormonal, biological; SC, IM, IV bolus and infusion), bisphosphonates for metastatic bone disease, G-CSF for cancer-related neutropenia, and erythropoietin for cancer-related anemia.  Intrathecal anti-cancer drug administration is done at the Oncology Procedure Room at the 4th floor Tower 2, complimenting the Infusion Unit, in collaboration with neurologists and anaesthesiologists as needed.

E. Ambulatory Blood Transfusion & Systemic Treatment Unit

The Chrys 1 Facility will also cater to non-cancer patients with rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic and   ophthalmic conditions, and other diagnoses – in terms of IV medication therapy.

For both cancer and non-cancer patients, this Unit will offer services such as ambulatory blood transfusion, IV fluid hydration, antibiotic therapy, parenteral nutrition, refill and maintenance of port pumps, venous access device irrigation, and implanted venous access device declotting..

F. Chrys Specialty Pharmacy

The Chrys Specialty Pharmacy is an outpatient pharmacy that serves the special needs of patients with complex disease conditions like cancer and other chronic ailments. It provides  a wide range of High Quality anticancer drugs and prescription drugs    related to cancer treatment at very reasonable prices.

This is in line with Asian Hospital’s goal of making special medications more accessible which can result in better compliance and more successful treatment outcomes.

Soon , the Chrys Specialty Pharmacy will be offering integrated coordination of coverage for PCSO patients and other patient assistance programs. This will ease the financial burden of cancer treatment cost for cancer patients and their families.

4. Chrys Two Center

Dedicated to providing comprehensive care of the highest quality in cancer management, Chrys 2 Center provides Integrative, Supportive and Palliative Care Services. Members of the Services (mainstream and ancillary)  work alongside the primary medical specialists & attending physicians who are administering the main modalities of cancer treatment and patient care coordination, seeking to ease distress while remaining mindful of patient and family needs, values, beliefs, culture, and economics.

A. Preventive Care Services

  • At the Chrys 2 Center

Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling

  • At the Lifestyle Medicine Center

Tobacco -Cessationessation Services /Treatments
Nutrition & Diet Counseling
Stress Management & Lifestyle Counseling
Vaccination – against HPV, HBV, Flu, Pneumoccus pneumoniae

  • At the Simply Women and Emmanuel Centers

-Breast (Breast Clinic): Clinical breast exam, screening mammogram,biopsy.

-Uterine Cervix – (Simply  Women Clinic): Pap smear, Human papilloma

-Virus, (HPV) testing, HPV lesion Treatment, colposcopy and biopsy

-Colorectum, Esophagus-Stomach-Doudenum  – (GI Scopy Clinic)FIT,   colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy  with biopsy, H pylori Treatment

sophagogastroduodenoscopy  with biopsy, H pylori Treatment

-Prostate cancer– (Emmanuel Center -Uro) PSA blood test, digital rectal exam, and prostate ultrasound  with biopsy

-Skin cancer– (Emmanuel Center -Gen)Thorough examination of the skin  and skin biopsy

-Oral cavity –( Emmanuel Center -ENT): Thorough examination of oral cavity, pre-ca lesion biopsy and treatment

 B.  Integrative Medicine Clinic

Integrative Medicine is used together with conventional medicine in a deliberate manner that is personalized, evidence-based and safe.

Nutrition,Herbs,Acupuncture,Art,Music,Laughter,Aromatherapy,Yoga,Spiritual, Care, Journaling,Nutrition Clinic .

                             Medical Social & Psycho-Oncology Clinic  – for cancer patients needing social and psychology counselling and intervention

C. Rehabilitation Oncology Clinic

Rehabilitation Oncology Clinic is a cross between Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Clinics, where massage and physical therapy, occupational therapy, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) among others can be done.

Psychosocial support

Optimization of physical functioning

Vocational counselling

Optimization of social functioning

 D.  Pain & Palliative Care Unit 

Recognizing the importance of pain control and palliative care in the management of  many  chronic and life limiting illnesses such as cancer, chronic renal disease, connective tissue disease among others, AHMC now endeavors to be at the forefront of preventing and treating the distress that commonly accompanies these such illnesses.

The Pain & Palliative Care Unit will incorporate the principles of pain control and palliative care into the treatment of patients from the time of diagnosis and not only in the setting of advanced or terminal disease.

  • Pain Clinic

The Pain Clinic will involve pain specialists along side access to a multidisciplinary team including anesthesiologists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, palliative care physicians, psychologists, PI/OT, and advance practice nurses. Based on a careful assessment by a physician, a treatment approach is tailored to the patient’s diagnosis and targeted to the patient’s specific physical and psychosocial condition. The goals are to reduce pain, improve functioning and enhance the quality of life.

Palliative Care Clinic

Palliative care is a treatment model focused on the care of patients with all types of serious illnesses, including cancer; AIDS; advanced diseases of the heart, lungs, kidney and liver; and neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. Palliative care includes a broad range of interventions that together help the patient and family maintain a good quality of life while living with the disease, and allow the patient with advanced illness to face the end of life with

Palliative Care Services include:

Psychosocial Distress Screening

Individual/Family Counseling

Pain & Symptom Control

Rehabilitation Medicine

Advanced Care Planning

Hospice Care                

Grief Counseling

 Survivorship Program                         

Patient Navigation/Care Coordination

Home Care

 Support Groups  (Cancer, Pain, Grief, Care-providers