Technology for cancer treatment has been no exception!

I have always been passionate about the development of medical technology, and technology for cancer treatment has been no exception. Why I always have been passionate about the research of diseases and the treatment of these various diseases – the answer is much more simpler than it may seem for many people. For me the answer, as to why I day after day wake up and decide to devote the majority of my awaken time, and some may even claim “devoting my life” (as people tend to express their joice of work), to the field of medical research and specifically the research of medical treatment – is very simple. For me: there exists a problem, many of them even. For these problems a solution must exist. However when it comes to diseases and diagnoses the solutions is not regularly easy to find. Diseases are smart, and we must find ways to outsmart them. This, is why I decide to dedicate my working hours, and more there also, to the life-long search for these solutions. –


Because I will not be content until we have not only found solutions, treatments, for sick people, but actually have found the best, most effective and purposeful treatments. The reason as to why I’ve taken special interest, let’s say, in cancer of its differing forms is because for me cancer is the perfect example. There exists conventional treatments presently, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy, but these are arguably flawed in more ways than one. Especially, the side effects and long-lasting effects after a treatment can be overwhelming for patients.


Of course, these treatments would not be used had there existed much better and safer treatments as a simple option. But we are luckily moving in the right way with modulations of these treatments and trying to improve the treatments with amended and enhanced implementations and forms for a safer treatment. A good well known example is tomotherapy.


During my years of working within the field, the value of advanced and efficient treatment methods grew more and more obvious to me. Another interesting therapy that I would like to bring forward is proton therapy, and the sophisticated proton therapy planning developed alongside it. Because not only is the technology behind the treatments complex and advanced, also so has the implementation of it be. Here the importance of planning systems and information systems grows more and more pronounced.


On the branch of information system the most straightforward may be information system for oncology. Reasons as to why the importance is so heavy may well be superfluous, nonetheless being overly clear is one of my most prominent features. The development of an advanced and sophisticated oncology information system is demanded for a well integrated care, not least for long-term care of sick patients.