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Apollo Cancer Centre: Beyond and Shaping the Future of Cancer Care in India

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Chennai: Celebrating three decades in the battle against cancer, Apollo Cancer Centres (ACCs) continues to push the boundaries with advanced cancer treatment. Apollo Cancer Centres is dedicated to transforming cancer care by helping patients overcome cancer through advanced screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Driven by the aim of transforming cancer care, ACCs has always focused on building hope and winning over cancer. It has been driven by relentless dedication, compassion, and a vision to provide exceptional care while prioritizing patient well-being. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (AHEL), ACCs has achieved numerous milestones that have redefined cancer care in India over the last three decades.

Extending the momentous occasion of its 30th Anniversary today, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (AHEL), Dr. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson of AHEL, and Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director of AHEL, unveiled a film citing the 30-year transformative journey of ACCs in redefining cancer care. The thought-provoking film illuminates ACCs’ five pillars, which highlight the innovative approach to redefining cancer care and the unwavering focus to transform the way cancer is screened, diagnosed, and treated to win over cancer.

ACC, Chennai, also felicitated the oncology team, staff, clinicians and nurses who offered extensive support over the past three decades.

ACC stands as the only cancer care centres in India to provide a comprehensive range of cutting-edge technologies under one roof. This includes state-of-the-art advancements and path-breaking cancer diagnostic technology such as Digital Pathology with AI, Digital PET CT for precise scanning, CyberKnife® S7™ FIM Robotic Radio Surgery, the Da Vinci (4th generation) robotic surgical system, and the ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation Platform for Spine. These innovations not only transform ACCs’ approach to cancer treatment but also enable the centre to provide the best possible care to patients. ACCs is also at the forefront of incorporating Theranostics in cancer treatment protocol, which is a revolutionary approach combining therapy and diagnostics, allowing more precise and effective treatment, with the added advantage of minimal side effects compared to conventional treatment strategies. In recognition of its steadfast commitment to quality and innovation, ACC, Chennai, was the first to introduce Cobalt Therapy in India in 1993. This form of radiation therapy destroys cancer cells with high-energy radiation, marking yet another milestone in Apollo’s innovative strides.

Dr Prathap C Reddy, Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, said, “When I envisioned Apollo Cancer Centres (ACC), it was with the dream of creating a world-class cancer centre capable of delivering compassionate, cutting-edge care, empowering patients to win over cancer and lead a high-quality life. Today, as we commemorate three decades of ACC, it fills me with immense pride to witness the transformation of this vision into reality. ACC has consistently led the charge in embracing state-of-the-art technologies to revolutionize cancer diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. Our unwavering commitment to technology, research, and patient-centric care solidifies ACC as a trailblazer in the field of cancer care, offering hope, strength, and healing to patients and their families.”

 Dr Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd, said, “Apollo Cancer Centre in Chennai is today amongst the foremost cancer centres in the world and the only one in India, offering a comprehensive array of cutting-edge cancer care technologies under a single roof. This underscores our unwavering commitment to providing patients with the most advanced and effective treatment options available. As we commemorate three decades of excellence, our resolve remains steadfast in our mission to conquer cancer. We will continue to keep harnessing the power of innovation, the latest advancements, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and strengthen our resolve to deliver care with compassion. Our legacy is forged through an unyielding pursuit of excellence in the battle against cancer, all in honour of the trust bestowed upon us by our patients.”

Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, said, “As we reflect on the past three decades, Apollo Cancer Centres stands as a beacon of transformation in the landscape of cancer care in India. Our journey has been one of continuous evolution, and we pledge to persist in our efforts to ensure that our patients receive the global best in cancer care. Further, in the years to come, we are dedicated to investing in the latest technologies, fostering meaningful collaborations, and fortifying our multidisciplinary approach. Looking forward, our goal will continue to be to extend exceptional care and support to every individual who entrusts us with their well-being, and we do so with deep empathy and compassion as our guiding principles.”

Into the future, Apollo Cancer Centres will continue working towards further innovation and expansion. Looking ahead, Apollo also plans to launch multiple Precision Oncology Centres across key locations, ensuring ease of access for patients and strengthening regional cancer care landscapes.


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