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Apollo Hospitals to Host International Forum on Battling Cancer

January 28, 2014 - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Taking the battle against cancer to the next level, Apollo Hospitals, India’s foremost healthcare provider will be hosting Apollo Cancer Conclave 2014, an international conference aimed at improving cancer management not only in India but across the globe, in the City in early February. To be held between 7thand 9th February 2014 in the City, this forum, a first of its kind, will witness participation from 500 eminent pioneers, researchers and medical practitioners from India, South East Asia and Africa deliberate on cancer management through panel discussions, interactive sessions and debates, all organised with a view to encourage greater sharing of experiences, innovations, contemporary technologies and treatments.

A multidisciplinary Oncology forum and the brainchild of healthcare visionary Dr. Prathap C Reddy, 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 Robotics and its practical application.

“A new horizon for cancer care demands a concerted effort from every stakeholder, the strong support of legislation, the commitment of the entire medical fraternity in encouraging early detection and above all a promise from every adult to embrace a healthier lifestyle as almost as much as 43% of all cancer can be prevented by just being conscious, and living a life of moderation.” added Dr. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals.

A great thrust at the Conclave will be on integration of cutting edge science with emerging advances in technology such as - Proton Beam Therapy, Robotic surgery and novel therapies.  Spread across three days, the Conference will address concern areas and treatment breakthroughs   across all the major cancers including the Head & Neck, Gastrointestinal, Breast, Lung, Genitourinary, Hematological malignancies, Bone Tumor, Onco-Radiology & Onco-Pathology.
“Across the world, cancer has grown to significant proportions and its management has changed manifold. This conclave will propel cancer management for the 21st century  by urging both medical community and the broader public on the criticality of addressing cancer management with great urgency; deliberate and exchange significant advances that have been made in the field and further outline the impending changes that we should continue to expect in this area. With Apollo completing 20 glorious years in cancer care, the creation of an international forum such as this, marks the beginning of a new journey towards transcending borders in the common battle against cancer.” said Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals.
 About Apollo Hospitals

In 1983, Dr Prathap C Reddy, the architect of modern healthcare in India had launched the country’s first corporate hospital -Apollo Hospitals Chennai. Over three decades, it has emerged as Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare organizations with 61 hospitals, 1517 pharmacies and 102 diagnostic clinics. The Apollo Hospitals Group also offers health insurance services, healthcare IT services and has clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research.

With a goal to develop skilled health human resources, the Apollo Hospitals Group currently has 1 Medical college, 8 Nursing Colleges, 3 Nursing Schools, 2 Management Institutes, 1 Physiotherapy College and 15 Paramedical Programmes affiliated to State Medical Universities under its not for profit organizations - Apollo Hospitals Educational Trust, Chennai and Apollo Hospitals Educational Research Foundation, Hyderabad.
Collaborating with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation, Apollo Meds kills Ltd plans to contribute to the skilling requirements of the country by adding 4 lakh healthcare professionals to the industry by 2022.

Honouring Apollo Hospitals’ commitment to healthcare, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp, the first ever for a healthcare organization. Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group was conferred the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in recognition of his unparalleled contribution to healthcare. For 30 years, Apollo Hospitals has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation.

Source: Business Wire India


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