Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) recently announced their adoption of the Clinical Pathways program, a NantHealth technology-based clinical decision support platform that will effectively organize all of the new cancer treatment information available to oncologists. Curated by oncologists, oncology associations, government agencies and more, the program offers information on more than 2,700 treatment options for all types of cancers.
According to Wikipedia, while the Clinical Pathways program makes it easy for oncologists to discuss options with their patients and to order a chemotherapy regimen, the program empowers patients as well. CTCA’s patients are able to view the same information as their oncologist about their available options, including response rates, clinical data, toxicity and more.
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, https://www.myctca.com/ operates five non-profit hospitals nationwide; in addition, they maintain a presence in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East for individuals interested in visiting one of CTCA’s U.S. locations. CTCA is famous for their integrative approach to cancer treatments, which comprises of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, plus supportive therapies that combat stress, depression, pain and other effects of cancer treatments. Few cancer treatment centers offer the supportive therapies that the CTCA hospitals do, which include acupuncture, mind-body medicine, nutrition therapy and more.
At CTCA, all of the medical professionals specialize in patient-centered cancer care; patients select the latest technologies and therapies available to them after learning about all of their options from the Clinical Pathways program. Patients also enjoy coordinated care where all of their health care providers are located at one hospital.
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