Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body and it develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. When old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells, these extra cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor. However, some cancers, such as leukemia, do not form tumors.
The main categories are:
- Carcinomas – develop in the skin or tissues that line the internal organs.
- Sarcomas – develop in the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle or other connective tissues.
- Leukemia – Develops in the blood and bone marrow.
- Lymphomas – develop in the immune system.
- Central nervous system cancers – develop in the brain and spinal cord.
The Oncology Center at QuironSalud, the largest hospital network in Spain, believes that the most important thing is to start with the correct diagnosis of each case, so a full and effective personalized treatment plan is given to the patients. Their model is based on the idea of multidisciplinarity, which means that each case is analyzed by a highly qualified team of qualified specialists that ensure a comprehensive control program for the patient.
Precision Oncology at QuironSalud Torrevieja
Precision oncology, defined as molecular profiling of tumors to identify targetable alterations, has made progress in leaps and bounds in recent years and it is certainly revolutionizing cancer research. This treatment aims to improve prognosis and outcomes for patients.
In order to guarantee this, QuironSalud Torrevieja in Alicante, Spain, has all the next-generation diagnostic resources, such as genomics platforms, pathological anatomy, liquid biopsy, and molecular biology. Research and clinical trials are done periodically in order to understand the causes of cancer along with their biological behavior and patterns. All this to ensure that patients are treated with the latest resources available.
Treatments and Techniques that are commonly treated include Leukemia, Melanoma, Lymphoma, Bone Cancer, and Tumors, i.e. Musculoskeletal, Gynaecological, Head, and neck (otolaryngology and maxillofacial), Neurological (CNS and peripheral), Breast, Urological, Digestive, Chest, Pediatric, Brain, and other central nervous system tumors.
About Dr. Brugarolas
Dr. Brugarolas is the Head Oncologist in QuironSalud Torrevieja and he is the author and/or co-author of over 100 publications about Oncology. Twenty years ago he developed the “Oncology Platform”, an innovative project which brings together highly qualified doctors of different specialties, with the main goal of providing máximum results in the fight against Cancer.
Dr. Brugarolas specialized in Oncology in the USA at the Metropolitan Hospital and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in New York, and years later, he became the Head Oncologist at the Asturias General Hospital where he created the first oncology Facility in Spain. He is also a member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).