Before considering any form of medical treatment, it is important for you to understand what the procedure and side effects of each treatment entail. There are a variety of drugs and treatments for cancer, these drugs include chemotherapy drugs, hormonal therapy drugs, biotherapy drugs, targeted therapy and gene therapy.
The information contained within this website will help to form a basic knowledge of each treatment, however it may not necessarily answer all the questions you have. Please feel free to discuss any questions, side effects or problems with your nurse or radiographer when you visit your Oncology Centre or alternatively with your doctor.
New treatments for cancer are continually being developed and the Alberts, Bouwer & Jordaan Inc. are involved with a large number of clinical trials which assess the effectiveness of these treatments. Research is conducted in collaboration with international pharmaceutical companies and recognised cancer research groups from both Europe and the United States of America.
All advances in Chemotherapy in the past decade are as a direct result of clinical research. We offer our patients the opportunity to participate in these clinical trials if they are relevant for the treatment of their specific cancer. This gives our patients access to new and exciting drugs that are still in development, at greatly reduced costs.
All our research is conducted in accordance with ICH (International Committee for Harmonisation) and GCP (Good Clinical Practice) guidelines. These are international guidelines, which rigorously govern the conduct of clinical research and ensure the delivery of the highest quality of patient care.
Compliance with these global standards provides the public with the assurance that the rights, safety and well being of our patients are protected and are consistent with the principles that have their origin in the Declaration of Helsinki.
This added facet of our practice helps to ensure that the standard of care delivered to our patients is comparable to that of the finest cancer institutions in the world.