Chemotherapy

Liver Cancer
Chemotherapy usually is not used to treat liver cancer because of a low response rate. However, Harley Street Cancer Centre researchers are investigating new drugs, such as sorafenib, that target the blood vessels that keep tumors alive. Our experts also are working on new ways to give chemotherapy drugs directly into the liver, delivering higher doses of drugs than usually possible with fewer side effects. These include Chemoembolization and Hepatic artery infusion.

Lung Cancer
Harley Street Cancer Centre offers the most up-to-date and effective chemotherapy options for lung cancer. Chemotherapy is often the main treatment for small cell lung cancer or if the cancer has spread (metastasized). Harley Street Cancer Centre offers techniques to help make chemotherapy more effective, including delivery by nanoparticles. If surgery is not an option for you, your doctor may suggest chemotherapy and radiation.

Prostate Cancer
Most physicians reserve the use of chemotherapy for prostate cancer that has spread to other organs and is no longer responding to hormone therapy.

Ovarian Cancer
You may need chemotherapy after surgery to destroy ovarian cancer cells that are still in the body.

Intraperitoneal therapy (IP therapy) is a way to give chemotherapy drugs. It may be used if a small amount of tumor is left after debulking. Sometimes IP chemotherapy works better than regular chemotherapy. In IP treatment, concentrated chemotherapy is put into the abdominal cavity through a catheter (tiny tube) or implanted port. This allows it to come into contact with the cancer and the area of the body where the cancer is likely to spread. The drugs also get into the blood and travel through the body.