Welcome to the Cancer Treatment Center of Juntendo University Nerima Hospital. Our Cancer Treatment Center was established in 2005 and our doctors, nurses, and staff are dedicated to healing patients. We aim to deliver the best possible care to patients for outpatient chemotherapy and other support services. Our hospital was accredited as a "Tokyo-designated Cancer Treatment Hospital" in 2010 (advanced information 1).
The Cancer Treatment Center supports the care of cancer patients with outpatient chemotherapy, palliative care, and other support services. We manage an outpatient chemotherapy room, which has 9 chairs and 3 beds. We seek to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy so that treatments can be continued with fewer delays or interruptions. We help those who have undergone chemotherapy with comfort. Our palliative care team improves the quality of life of patients through early supportive care. We provide therapies such as nutrition, pain management, and rehabilitation throughout chemotherapy. The Cancer Treatment Center has a support section (Ganchiryo-renkeisitu & Kanja-sodansitu) for patients and their families. Patients can consult with a palliative care nurse and a clinical psychologist of this section. Appointments can be made by the phone.
We hold gatherings for patients and their families nearly once a month on Saturday afternoon. We provide advice on nutrition, palliative care, rehabilitation, cosmetic support, finance, and other topics that are beneficial.
Our hospital has participated in the Hospital-based Cancer Registry in Japan (Innai-gantoroku) since 2011, and the Population-based Cancer Registry in Tokyo (Tiiki-gantoroku) since 2012 (advanced information 2).
Diagnosis and treatment policy
We listen to the questions of patients, review their health histories and provide the best treatment for them and their families. With recent advances in the development of new anticancer drugs, chemotherapy for cancers has been established as the standard therapy in the guidelines. We obtain information on the effects of these treatment approaches in order to ensure that the patient receives the best cancer chemotherapy. Our goal is not just to fight cancer, but also to ensure that the patient is comfortable during their treatment. The palliative care team-approach means a patient's support team includes not only the attending doctors and nurses, but cancer specialists in psychology, social work, nutrition, finance, and other areas.
We support cancer patients and their families.
We administer chemotherapy to approximately 300 outpatients, perform palliative care for approximately 10 inpatients, and have consultations with approximately 80 patients and families at the support section (Ganchiryo-renkeisitu & Kanja-sodansitu) every month.
1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government website
2. National Cancer Center Research Institute Japan (Annual Report 2007)
Hospital-based Cancer Registries (Innai-gantoroku)
Since a hospital-based cancer registry is essential for evaluating cancer care in each hospital and achieving the high completeness of population-based cancer registries, it needs to be established urgently in an earlier phase of the 10-year program. The Division plays the important role of the driving force for the standardization of and quality improvements in hospital-based cancer registries, which were achieved at 286 designated regional cancer care hospitals, treatment centers, and over 100 other hospitals in 2007.
In collaboration with other relevant parties, the Division develops data standards for hospital-based cancer registration, modifies datasets every year, and distributes the standardized hospital-based cancer registry software “Hos-CanR”, which is used at approximately 250 hospitals.
It also devised an education program for cancer registrars, holds week-long workshops at Tokyo twice a year, and 2-day workshops twice a year at 8 cities in which approximately 800 registrars participated.
Furthermore, the Division has managed the National Cancer Center Hospital Cancer Registry since 2004, registering more than 8000 records a year.
Equalizing cancer care quality is one of the main topics in cancer control. In order to evaluate the achievement of equalization, the development of measures for the quality of cancer care is necessary. In this context, a quality indicator is currently under development for 5 major sites of cancer and palliative care.
Population-based Cancer Registries (Tiiki-gantoroku)
The establishment of a reliable cancer surveillance system in Japan is stated as a key element in the Cancer Control Act and one of the main objectives in the third term comprehensive 10-year program for Cancer Control. The standardization of and quality improvements in a population-based cancer registry is essential for obtaining accurate information on the incidence and survival of cancer patients at the national level.