Overview – Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR is committed to providing cutting-edge care for cancer patients. Every member of their team at JFCR is fully driven to fulfill his/her respective responsibilities to meet high expectations.
The treatment of cancer is constantly evolving. Clinical research is conducted worldwide with the cooperation of many cancer patients, and better treatments are quickly adopted as the new standard. Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR always takes the latest knowledge and thinks about how to make the most of it for the patient in front of them. They invest a lot of manpower and time to lead their own clinical research ahead of the world. “To improve well-being of people worldwide by conquering cancer “ is the fundamental principle of JFCR and it is their realistic goal.
At Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR, they are dedicated to their mission to serve as many patients with cancer as possible by maximizing the use of limited personnel and facility space, and tirelessly working to improve efficiency. They are also seriously taking the importance of ensuring safety against various dangers inherent in cancer treatment.
The reputated cancer treatment of The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR is not just for Japanese patients. Patients seeking for better cancer treatment come to their hospital from all over the world. The International Services supports patients so that they can smoothly receive their high quality of treatment without language and cultural barriers.
Patient-Centered Medical Care – In their hospital, under the policy of “patient-centered medical care,” specialists in various fields, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, registered dieticians, and radiological technologists, cooperate as a team to provide diagnosis and treatment.
For cancer treatment, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy (anticancer drugs) are major treatment modalities, and each department provides the most appropriate treatment for each patient in cooperation with the Department of Surgical Operation Service, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Comprehensive Medical Oncology etc.
The hospital provides cancer screening in the Cancer Screening Center annexed to their hospital. If cancer screening detects abnormal findings related to cancer, the hospital will immediately provide a detailed examination followed by necessary treatment. The Cancer Institute Hospital closely cooperate with the Cancer Institute and Cancer Chemotherapy Center. This cooperation leads the development of advanced diagnosis and treatment and provision of advanced medical care.
Cancer Screening Center – The mission of the Cancer Screening Center of the Cancer Institute Hospital is to protect people from cancer by early detection and prevention of cancer. For this purpose, the examination menu of the center does not simply check overall health status, but focuses on the early detection of cancer, particularly gastrointestinal, lung, uterine, and breast cancers.
If detected early, cancer can be cured completely in most cases. They recommend to start undergoing cancer screening regularly when you have no subjective symptoms.
Cooperation with the Cancer Institute Hospital – After cancer screening, examinees who are suspected or found to have cancer can receive detailed examination and treatment in the Cancer Institute Hospital. Because information about the examination results are shared between the Cancer Screening Center and the hospital, examinees can smoothly receive examination and treatment.
Cancer Screening Tests Available
Compared with normal cells, cancer cells consume more glucose, which is an energy source for their proliferation. PET-CT is a test in which, by using this characteristic of cancer cells, radioactive FDG (a drug similar to glucose) is injected into the body and emitted radiation is captured and visualized by a special camera. If there is cancer anywhere in the body, FDG accumulation in the lesion will be found on images. A single PET-CT examination can detect tumors smaller than 1 cm in diameter and small lymph node metastases, which have been difficult to detect by conventional diagnostic devices. It can also differentiate between benign and malignant tumors (however, endoscopy is most effective in the early diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancers, such as esophageal, gastric, duodenal, and colorectal cancers).
Examinees feel almost no pain or discomfort except at the time of drug injection and PET-CT has almost no adverse effects. The examination takes approximately 3 hours.
*Those weighing (approximately) 100 kg or more cannot undergo PET-CT. If you weigh over 100 kg and wish to undergo PET-CT, please directly contact us for consultation.
The uterus, ovary, bladder, prostate, liver, kidney, pancreas, and gallbladder, are examined in detail.
Thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases are examined by checking the size of the thyroid gland and presence or absence of lumps.
Bone Mineral Density Measurement
Bone strength is measured to examine the risk of osteoporosis and fracture.
Breast Cancer Screening
Mammography and ultrasonography are performed. In mammography, radiography is performed to check for breast lumps and calcifications. Ultrasonography checks the presence and nature of small lumps measuring a few millimeters in diameter.
Uterine and Ovarian Cancer Screening
Ultrasonography, human papillomavirus (HPV) test, and cytology, in which uterine and ovarian cells are collected for diagnosis, are performed. Female physicians perform these examinations, and examinees can undergo the examinations without anxiety.
Upper GI Endoscopy
Lung Cancer Screening: Lung Helical CT and Sputum Cytology
The Cancer Institute Hospital is dedicated to providing a safe environment to those who use their facilities and services, conducting our operations in an efficient manner, and practicing appropriate medicine.
- Strive to develop new cancer treatments.
- Provide safe and high-quality cancer treatment.
- Conduct cancer treatment in kind and gentle ways with consideration for the patient.
- Perform multi-disciplinary treatment based on individual organ specific diagnosis.
- Strive to foster medical personnel with strong sense of humanity.
The Breast Oncology Center
The Breast Oncology Center dedicates to provide diagnosis and treatment of various diseases of the mammary glands such as breast cancer. In this center, they hold thorough discussions with doctors in various fields such as surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists. They established a second-opinion outpatient clinic for patients receiving treatment in other hospitals, and take time to provide a consultation on current treatment and diagnosis.
They also actively perform breast reconstruction in cooperation with the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in deep consideration of the quality of life of patients. In addition, they provide psychological care to patients diagnosed with breast cancer in cooperation with the Division of Psycho-Oncology. The Division of Palliative Care and Palliative Care Ward also play an important role in the treatment of breast cancer, mainly in pain management after recurrence.
Rehabilitation is provided by specialized physical therapists. In addition, swelling after breast cancer surgery is taken care of by certified breast cancer nurses and therapists in the lymphedema outpatient clinic.
Recently, they actively conducted research on hereditary breast cancer and provide diagnosis and treatment of this disease in cooperation with the Department of Clinical Genetic Oncology and Genome Center of the Cancer Institute.
They diagnose and treat the gastroenterological cancer. The study of “gastroenterology” focuses on the organs associated with the digestion and processing of food in the body, such as esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
To provide the high quality of treatment, they offer the “team medicine” by the specialists in medical oncology, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
If applicable, they choose the treatment method which does not have much burdens on the patients; operative endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery, or interventional treatment. Even for recurrent cancer, they provide the treatment based on the policy “don’t give up”.
Doctors from all specialties cooperate to diagnose and propose treatments suitable to each patient. They offer the patient-oriented treatment from early stage of the diagnosis to the follow-up after the treatment.