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Apollo Cancer Hospitals Hosts International Cancer Conclave in Hyderabad

The 2nd Apollo Cancer Conclave (ACC) 2015, being hosted by Apollo Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad, was formally inaugurated by Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group; Dr Victor Asare Bampoa, Hon’ble Health Minister, Ghana; Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Hon’ble Health Minister, Uganda; Prof Prabhakar Tripuraneni, Division Head, Radiation Oncology, Scripps Clinic, California; Dr P. Vijay Anand Reddy, Director, Apollo Cancer Hospital; Dr Mike Kosty, Director, Cancer Center, Scripps Clinic, USA; Dr Dennis Hallahan, Chairman, Radiation Oncology, Washington Univ., USA; Dr Jeff Michalski, Vicechair, Radiation Oncology, Washington Univ., USA; Dr SVSS Prasad, Sr. Consultant Medical Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Hospital; Dr G. Srinivas Chakravarthy,  Sr. Consultant Medical Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Hospital and Dr T.P.S. Bhandari, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Hospital. 

This conference of international repute, aimed at sharing the rapidly evolving knowledge in the arena of cancer treatment, will be held from 6th to 8th February 2015.  Around 3200 delegates including who's who of Global Cancer Care, eminent researchers and 315 top faculty from across the globe are attending the Conclave. It serves as an apt platform to deliberate on cancer management through panel discussions, interactive sessions and debates, all organised with a view to encourage a multi-modality approach towards raising the bar in cancer care.

A multidisciplinary Oncology forum and the brainchild of healthcare visionary Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals, the Apollo Cancer Conclave will bring together the best minds in oncology both from India and overseas to deliberate on the rapid advances in the fields of Surgical, Medical, Radiation Oncology, Hematology and Robotic surgery and its practical application.

While clinicians, physicians, doctors and others are working round the clock to find a cure, it is unfortunate that cancer too has grown in significant proportions. In fact, reports suggest that India witnesses about one million new cancer cases every year and this is expected to double in 20 years, which is unsettling.  As per the World Health Organisation guidelines, one cancer centre is required for every 1 million population. However, in a country like India, with a population of 1.25 billion, there are only 400 units. This means, both the private sector and the government must work together to set up more than 2000 centres if we have to strengthen the country’s competency and capacity to manage the disease. In the interim, in order to one up the battle against the disease updating care providers with global intelligence and adequate technology requisite in treatment and managing cancer has gained importance.

The conference is hosting a unique Panel Discussion on 'Cancer Care - A Global Perspective' on Saturday 7th February. Eminent panellists comprise of Health ministers & Ambassadors of various countries, Health care providers, Ms Sangita Reddy and Ms Preeta Reddy. Dr Hariprasad, CEO, Apollo Hospitals (Central Region), will moderate the discussion.  

“Ensuring that we keep pace with the changing dynamics of healthcare management without breaching the authenticities of traditional healthcare service is a task that needs able guidance and support. Today, many environmental changes coupled with our own habits and chosen lifestyle have seen debilitating conditions such as cancer get the better of us. Even after years of research and development, there is still some amount of morbidity associated with cancer that can only be eradicated with complete co-operation from everyone involved in the healthcare fraternity. In this context, care providers, faculty members, social workers and other normative bodies must come together and devise new strategies to ensure that people are well-informed about the disease and engage in proactive screening and diagnosis” urged Ms Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals

Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy, Director, Apollo Cancer Hospitals and Chairman, Organising committee, ACC added “Innovations, especially those that can redefine the healthcare fraternity’s approach towards conquering cancer must be shared to minimise fatalities and speed up the curative process with minimal discomfort to patients. A platform such as this conclave of international standards aims at facilitating this much needed knowledge sharing that can play a vital role in overcoming the nuances of cancer management such as diversity in manifestation across ethnic groups and socio-economic Strata.”

About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital - 

Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Now, as Asia largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 8,488 beds across 51 Hospitals, 1,586 Pharmacies, 92 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 100 Telemedicine units across 10 countries. Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research and the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia.

In a rare honor, 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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