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Bumrungrad— Asia’s Pioneer of Cited Medical Excellence

Bumrungrad Hospital has helped make Thailand one of the world’s most trusted medical tourism destinations. In 2002, Bumrungrad became the first hospital in Asia to earn Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is a kind of cancer treatment that makes use of certain drugs and substances to inhibit attack and kill specific cancer cells without considerable damage to the healthy cells of the body. 

The cells in the body undergo certain changes in the development of cancer. They undergo a process called carcinogenesis and turn into cancer cells. These in turn produce tumors or multiply throughout the body as seen in the case of leukemia. Targeted therapy targets this particular process in order to stop the growth and reach of cancerous cells. 
 
Types of drugs used for targeted therapy 

   • Enzyme inhibitors – They are drugs that inhibit enzymes that function as signals for cancerous cells to develop and grow. This makes chemotherapy more effective as the tumor or cancer is not actively growing. 

   • Apoptosis inducing drugs – Apoptosis is the scientific term for the death of cells. These drugs through certain chemical changes induce the killing of the cells in a more focused manner than chemotherapy and radiation. 

   • Angiogenesis inhibitors – Angiogenesis is the scientific term for the development of new blood vessels in the body. It is a normal and healthy process in the body while growing and is helpful in the repair of wounds. But in case of cancer, these new vessels circulate the cancerous blood and bring nutrients to encourage their growth. These drugs stop the formation of these new vessels and inhibit their growth. 

Cost of this treatment depends on the frequency and length of time for which these drugs are administered to the patients. The drugs are expensive and a treatment can cost thousands of dollars each month. Destinations like Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Japan offer the same treatments at much more affordable prices. 


Featured Targeted Therapy Providers Abroad


Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH

Berlin, Germany


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, German

The Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH, a non-profit, limited liability organization, was established as a clinical centre in 1994 from the former Chemnitz municipal hospitals. With its 1,735 beds it is one of t...

Parkside Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English

Parkside Hospital is an independent hospital located opposite Wimbledon Common, and is easily accessible from Central London and the Home Counties. The Hospital is able to offer most medical specialit...

HM Hospitales

Madrid, Spain


Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

Languages: English, Spanish

HM Hospitales was created in 1989 by Dr. Juan Abarca Campal, its current President and Chief Executive Officer, in order to bring in a new model of private health his understanding of medicine: safe a...

Clifford Hospital

Guangdong, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

Clifford Hospital is located in a vast and prosperous community that has a garden-like environment. The hospital has employed about 1,000 medical professionals, among them, more 100 are specialists, P...

Humber River Hospital

Toronto, Canada


Languages: English

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest GTA. The hospital currently operates on thre...
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