Apollo opens first Proton Therapy Centre for Cancer in SE Asia

Sun Online Desk

30th January, 2019 02:49:20 printer

Apollo opens first Proton Therapy Centre for Cancer in SE Asia

Apollo Hospitals has launched the first ever first ever Proton Therapy Centre for Cancer in South East Asia.


The 150-bed APCC is an integrated cancer hospital in Chennai providing world-class 360-degree comprehensive cancer care and offers the most advanced site/organ-specific personalized treatment procedures.


The APCC will offer patients advanced multi-room proton therapy with cutting-edge pencil-beam scanning technology that provides the highest degree of precision.


Shri Venkaiah Naidu, hon'ble vice-president of India, said, "Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and is a major cause of mortality in India. This pioneering treatment also marks a new milestone in the medical journey of our country."


Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, "The launch of the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre puts India on the global map for the best and latest in cancer treatment and will give new hope to cancer patients not just in India,  but across South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa.”


Apollo Hospitals was established in 1983. Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavor 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 160,000 cardiac surgeries.


Apollo Hospitals is also the world's largest private cancer care provider and runs the world's leading solid organ transplant program.