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Cancer care

Apollo Oncology Team

Cancer care today means 360 degree comprehensive care, which requires commitment, expertise and an indomitable spirit from the cancer specialists. It also demands innovation and a fresh way of thinking.We have under one roof, the best minds in Cancer to discuss and deliberate the emerging trends in this field and their impact on clinical practice. They represent decades of experience and expertise in cutting-edge oncology. The Apollo Oncology Team brings together the brightest minds in surgical, medical & radiation oncology, along with a complete range of high-end ancillary experts.

Organ-specific tumour boards and clinicians - the expertise here is as precise as the approach. Oncologists specialise in function and with organs too, making treatment yet more precise.

The largest network of Oncologists - There is an Apollo Cancer Centre in every corner of India. Making it a formidable force against cancer.

The Apollo Oncology Team is a handpicked forum of the largest network of the finest specialists in Cancer Care. They represent decades of experience and expertise in cutting-edge Precision Oncology.

Precise Diagnostics & Equipment

Radiology and imaging sciences are key facets in the delivery of high end diagnostics in cancer care. Our continuous innovation and development in these vital fields have had tremendous positive impact in the fight against cancer. Radiology has evolved from purely diagnostic devices to interventional technologies. New contrast agents in MRI, X-ray and ultrasound enable physicians to make diagnoses and plan therapies with greater precision than ever before. Be it the Philips Gemini Time-Of-Flight, the advanced PET-CT scan system or the or the 3D Mammography, we ensure that we have the latest equipment to ensure better and earlier diagnosis of cancer.

  • Liquid Biopsy - A first in India, this revolutionary test detects cancer extremely accurately with a simple blood test. Reducing the risk and limitations of traditional biopsies.
  • Tumor Tissue Analysis - Any tissue from a tumor has all the information we need to predict its ability to spread and grow. For the first time in the world, at Apollo Cancer Centre, we can test for all the 20,000 known cancer pathways.

Individualised Therapy

We aim to provide the best-in-class preventive methodology for cancer detection and diagnosis - the key aspect of locating the renegade genes and proteins, the deranged, defective, and dominating molecules that hijack communication in once-normal cells. We are well equipped for Prevention Diagnostics which identifies the inherited predisposition to develop cancer . These tests play a critical role in studying tumour susceptibility, tumour initiation and progression which help in accurate diagnosis and prognosis, in addition to guiding treatment decisions towards personalised care.

Integrated Pathology

Pathology and Radiology form the core of cancer diagnosis, both the radiologists’ and pathologists’ data are essential in making correct diagnosis and appropriate patient management and treatment decisions. The isolation of radiology and pathology workflows can be detrimental to the quality and outcomes of patient care. These detrimental effects underscore the need for pathology and radiology workflow integration and for systems that facilitate the synthesis of all data produced by both specialties. . A radiology and pathology diagnostic reporting system that integrates text, sentinel images and molecular diagnostic data is implemented at Apollo Cancer Centre for an integrated, coherent interpretation thus leading to better management decisions.

Generation Next Therapeutics

Taking a shift from the regular procedures of giving chemotherapy and general drug treatment to any cancer patient, the high end therapeutic method is the next level of treating cancer with more personalised drugs. With the help of various investigations, this trend of high end therapeutics that includes various diagnostic tests, and profiling, gives an indication as to whether a particular drug will be beneficial in treating cancer for a patient and how the body of the particular patient will respond when that drug is administered. This kind of treatment is more focused and personalised and is more valuable in combating cancer and helping the patient to conquer it more effectively and efficiently.The Oncology specialists at Apollo conduct Molecular Profiling and Genetic Profiling under high end therapeutic techniques.

Under Molecular Profiling, the cancer tissue sample collected for biopsy or the patient's blood sample undergoes molecular biology tests which predict the patient’s chance of responding to cancer drugs when administered for treatment. Accordingly the treatment is customised to the needs of the patient.

In Genetic Profiling the gene mutation of the cancerous cell are checked to predict whether the patient can respond to a particular drug or not. The genes of the patient will help in judging the effectiveness of a method of appropriate cancer treatment.

TrueBeam STX

TrueBeamSTx treats cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including cancers of the lung, breast, prostate and head and neck. With a track record of technology upgrades, Apollo Cancer Centre, has adopted TrueBeam STX to help advance the way cancer is treated.

TrueBeamSTx system offers doctors, a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Cancer specialists at Apollo Hospitals can use the Most Advanced TrueBeamSTx system which is the fastest in treatment speed, precision and simplicity to accurately target tumors of the brain, spine, lung and other areas that are typically difficult to treat surgically.

TrueBeamSTx has helped pioneer new stereotactic treatment technologies in use for the treatment of cancer and other conditions. Radiosurgery treatments take advantage of recent advances in proven technologies, including:

  • Imaging with cone - beam CT
  • Motion management
  • Precision beam delivery with RapidArc®
  • Treatment planning through Eclipse™
  • Automated patient-positioning technologies

Advantages of TrueBeamSTx :

With TrueBeamSTx's enhanced imaging and flexible open architecture, our doctors can interface with multiple technologies for imaging and disease-specific solutions.
Treatment techniques, all of which can be delivered under respiratory gated conditions, include:

  • 3D-CRT
  • Dynamic IMRT
  • Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology
  • Gated Rapid arc Treatments
  • 4D Planning & Treatments
  • Dynamic conformal arc

Applications of TrueBeamSTx

TruebeamSTx offers great flexibility to deliver high quality radiation therapy for the following cancers:

  • Benign brain tumors
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Lung
  • Esophagus

Gastro-Intestinal Oncology
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Adrenals

Genitourinary Oncology
  • Prostate
  • Kidneys