Thought Leadership

Today, cancer care has evolved by leaps and bounds but we have not gotten rid of the negative cancer terminology like palliative care, terminal disease, or Stage IV. Why can't we treat cancer like any other chronic disease? A diabetes patient is never told he is a victim of diabetes, or he is being given palliative care.
Dr. B. S. Ajaikumar

Today, cancer is fast becoming a chronic disease

  • Date: 2024-01-03 03:08:24
  • Author: Dr. BS Ajaikumar
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Today, cancer is fast becoming a chronic disease

My thoughts on the largely disregarded role of ethnicity in cancer disparities, which has an end to end bearing on the therapeutic process – from detection to diagnosis to prognosis to eventual outcomes. 

Today, cancer is fast becoming a chronic disease, and a sea change has occurred in the manner in which we stage cancer, how we adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care, and how we apply genomics and molecular diagnostics in this era of precision medicine to provide the right treatment the first time. Understanding the genomic correlation of response and resistance is helping us stratify patients and avoid the perils of under/over treatment.