In Cancer Care, It’s the path that defines the destination. At Asiri AOI, we are taking comprehensive cancer care to the next level for our patients. We recognize that cancer treatment is complex from a multi modality clinical treatment to the intense emotional support for patients. We pledge to stand beside each of our patients and their families. We partner them at every step, addressing every single detail and delivering appropriate cancer treatment that is personalized and compassionate. Asiri AOI’s precision-driven cancer treatment regime is based on collaborative protocols with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, one of the leading providers of oncology treatment in the United States. At Asiri AOI we have a model of integrated care delivery that is individualized for each patient.
Our Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre offers the best in class care across Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology backed by high end radio-diagnosis PET services and pathology services. So, be it diagnosis or treatment, we have the expertise to handle every challenge in Cancer Care. With a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified Clinical specialists, supported by trained and compassionate nursing staff, we are at the forefront of delivering excellence in Cancer Care.
In recent times Sri Lanka has seen a colossal increase in the incidence of cancer due to factors such as urbanization, industrialization, lifestyle changes and population growth.
An estimated 82.1 out of 100,000 people are diagnosed each year with cancer in Sri Lanka. However, the actual incidence rate may be higher due to under-reporting or inadequate screening. This leads to poor survival and high mortality rates. Numbers aside, the impact of cancer is far greater due to the immense emotional trauma associated with its diagnosis.
Despite growing awareness of possible causes and symptoms, cancer is a disease that has seen increased prevalence in recent decades. It is a medical condition in which abnormal cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. Often this condition goes unnoticed with patients choosing to ignore the early warning signs. In Cancer Care time is of the essence. The cancerous cells are able to aggressively invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissues and organs.
To many, cancer is seen as a single disease. The fact however is that 200 distinct types of cancer exist and each can be diagnosed at an early or late stage. What is required for effective cancer care is a collaborative multidisciplinary approach, wherein the Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist and the Surgeons, collaborate together to decide on the best protocol for management of each case. At most times cancer patients require a treatment protocol that incorporates all these three areas. It is also very important that treatment is based on standardized clinical protocols and regimens. These protocols are developed using evidence gathered form treating thousands of cancer patients across the globe including South Asia.
At Asiri AOI we have launched a new generation Radiation Therapy Linear Accelerator, the most advanced in Sri Lanka and amongst a few in South Asia. Our tumour board consists of leading cancer specialists from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, the only Cancer Centre in the country to offer this expertise.
Our team of Oncologists & Surgeons lead the field in terms of experience and qualifications. More importantly our nurses and paramedical technicians are dedicated to support every cancer patient and their family.
American Oncology Institute (AOI)
American Oncology Institute (AOI) is a leading provider of Oncology services in South Asia. It operates a chain of cancer hospitals in multiple cities across India and South Asia. AOI was founded in 2006 by a group of leading Oncologists with decades of experience at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), with a vision to bring US treatment protocols in Cancer Care to the Asian sub continent. UPMC Cancer Centers, established in the late-1990's are now organized in a hub and spoke format in over 40 regional sites where over 200 oncologists provide care to nearly 75,000 cancer patients per year, including 25,000 new patients. Read More