Emerging technologies in oncology | 2019-02-11

Emerging technologies in oncology

Scitech Report

11 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Emerging technologies in oncology

Indian healthcare giant ‘Apollo Hospitals’ has incorporated the state-of-the-art innovations of Artificial Intelligence Systems in cancer services to create individualized treatment plans.

In a news release, the authorities claimed itself as ‘pioneer’ of latest modes of cancer treatment - Proton Therapy – in South-East Asia.

The Apollo Hospital Mumbai is a home of several most advanced and recent cancer treatment technologies including - the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, TrueBeam STx, Brachytherapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, SRS and SBRT.

Besides, the hospital is also backed by highly experienced medical, surgical and radiation oncologists.

Technological innovations in the field of oncology can drastically reduce diagnosis time, as specialists said, improving treatment outcomes with improved quality of life.

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The global standard organization Joint Commission International or JCI has accredited the Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai which is considered one of the leading cancer care centres in Western India.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated a total of 9.6 million deaths globally to cancer in 2018. The major causes of cancer in today’s time has found be obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive tobacco and alcohol consumption, according to the UN agency.

Apollo Hospitals Mumbai also claimed that around 70 percent of deaths happen in low and middle income countries and globally, one in six deaths have been found to be due to cancer.

Marking the World Cancer Day, there was organized a scientific session on advancements in the treatment of cancer for the medical fraternity in Dhaka and Chattogram in participations of senior consultants from Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai. Radiation Oncologist Professor Dr Shyam Shrivastava and Surgical Oncologist Dr Sandip Bipte conducted the knowledge sharing session here. Apollo Hospital Mumbai  s Radiation Oncology Director and  Prof Shyam Shrivastava has experienced with Tata Memorial for over three decades as the Professor and Head of the Department in Radiation oncology

According to Prof Shyam the diagnosing cancer at the right time is of utmost importance and that cancer most certainly is treatable.

Apollo Hospital Mumbai’s Surgical Oncology Consultant Dr Sandip Bipte, also a specialist in breast cancer surgery who completed his training and expertise from Tata Memorial Hospital.

Dr Sandip said: The treatment for breast cancer surgery is today so advanced that cancer patients can be treated without any drastic cosmetic change to the physical appearance.

“On average he treats about 2-3 patients weekly from Bangladesh who are suffering from breast cancer at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai,”.

All services under the banner of cancer care including medical, surgical, radiation and nuclear medicine treatment provided by highly experienced doctors from Tata Memorial hospital are available at Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai.

Patients here experience optimum medical treatment with time, high-end patient care services and ‘cost effective’ treatment. For more information contact: [email protected] or [email protected]