Advanced, Comprehensive Cancer, now in the Western Region

MUMBAI, September 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Apollo Cancer Care equipped with TrueBeam® STx stereotactic radiosurgery system 

- Non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery -

- Significantly reduces treatment time to 5 minutes with RapidArc® -

- Organ specific cancer care now gets the support of advanced radiation technology -

Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai in its endeavour to bring world-class cancer care to Navi Mumbai, today launched the most advanced and latest Radiation technology called TrueBeam® STx stereotactic radiosurgery system. TrueBeam® STx allows significantly faster, more precise, image-guided radiosurgery; helping to treat difficult-to-reach tumours in any part of the body. The state-of-the art machine was inaugurated by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman - Apollo Hospitals Group in the presence of Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director - Tata Memorial Centre; inspiring cancer survivor and acclaimed actress MsManisha Koirala, and Ms. Preetha Reddy, Vice-Chairperson - Apollo Hospitals Group.

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Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, with the launch of the TrueBeam® STx stereotactic radiosurgery system, brings Apollo Cancer Care with the finest radiation technology and infrastructure for comprehensive organ specific cancer care with multidisciplinary medical, surgical and radiation oncology treatments of cancer patients. The Navi Mumbai Hospital's proximity to the neighbouring cities like Ratnagiri, Raigad, Satara, Solapur and Sangli with benefit the patients with an advanced treatment to fight the battle against cancer.

Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Dr. Prathap Reddy, Chairman - Apollo Hospitals Group said, "Cancer is a leading cause of death in the country. Apollo has always believed that cancer is conquerable, with advanced technology and therapy. Hence the initiative to launch new technologies which provide patients advanced care in our home country. Apart from technology innovations, Apollo Hospitals is always on a lookout to bring newer treatment modalities. Precision Oncology is one such. It is Apollo's unique approach to diagnosing, treating and monitoring cancer that has resulted in encouraging clinical outcomes comparable to the best in the world." 

Congratulating the Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai team, Dr. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group said, "Bringing this technology to Navi Mumbai is a significant step towards our vision of bringing top-notch cancer care based on established standards to the people of Mumbai. Patient care at Apollo Cancer Care Hospitals will have the benefit of these advancements."

TrueBeam® STx imaging and flexible architecture allows doctors the ability to interface with multiple technologies for imaging and disease-specific solutions. It is highly precise with sub-millimeter accuracy and avoids healthy cells so that there are almost nil side effects.

Talking about the benefits of the TrueBeam® STx, Dr Shishir Shetty, Head - Oncology Services, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai said, "A patient has to go through a lot while undergoing cancer treatment. This technology allows doctors to minimize exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue. Average treatment time with TrueBeam® STx is also shorter, being performed in just minutes, which means that treatment is also more comfortable for the patient. The treatment system is able to rotate around the patient to deliver treatment from all angles." 

"I am delighted to be launching the Apollo cancer support group called Sarathi that will bring together patients, family members, survivors and care givers as a bonded team that makes the battle against cancer less formidable and less stressful," said Ms. Manisha Koirala, acclaimed actress & cancer survivor after launching 'Sarathi', a cancer support group program on the occasion.

Apollo Cancer Care Hospitals at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai is led by a globally acclaimed team of experts, equipped with comprehensive services across diagnosis and treatment, under one roof for oncology along with surgical and medical oncology, and the most advanced radiation oncology technology. The hospital would effectively be raising the bar for cancer care in the Western region and will follow  internationally-proven organ specific protocols and quality processes. Apollo Cancer Care offers multidisciplinary medical, surgical and radiation oncology treatments for cancer and a National Tumour Board for optimal treatment planning and execution.

About Apollo Hospitals: 

It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India's first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 170,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world's largest private cancer care provider and runs the world's leading solid organ transplant program having conducted over 1,500 solid organ transplants in 2014-15 alone.

Now, as Asia's largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 10,107 beds across 71 hospitals, 2,643 pharmacies, over 200 primary care and diagnostic clinics, 148 plus telemedicine centres and over 100 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches panning the length and breadth of the country. As an integrated healthcare service provider with health insurance services, projects consultancy services, medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global clinical trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Centre across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.

In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.

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