Cancer prevalence in India is estimated to be around 2.5 million, with over 8, 00,000 new cases and 5,50,000 deaths occurring each year due to cancer. The Oncology Centre of Excellence at Apollo Ahmedabad is the comprehensive cancer centre for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and research in Cancer and is known as one of the leading cancer centre in Gujarat. The comprehensive treatment system involves an Onco Expert Team which consists of a group of proficient medical, surgical and radiation oncologists.
The Oncology Centre of Excellence provides the treatment in the following major specialties:
- Medical Oncology
- Surgical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
Haemato-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation is one of the Apollo’s flagship departments which has shown steady growth since inception of this hospital and has been providing most advanced treatment. The department treats all adult and pediatric cancers. It deals with solid tumor malignancies as well as hemato-oncology.
Annually, over 900 new patients are given chemotherapy, both by conventional and newer protocols of chemotherapy.
Stem Cell Transplant: Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad is second in Apollo group performing regular Stem Cell Transplant/Bone Marrow Transplant for various haematological conditions. We perform at least one transplant per month with over 90% success rate with regard to hospital discharges. This is the only private hospital in Gujarat performing regular transplants for Haematological conditions.
Type of Stem Cell Transplants:
At Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad facilities are available for performing both Autologus and Allogeneic transplantation using a self separator for stem cell harvest procedures and a freezing system to cryopreserve the cells for future use.
Autologus Transplant (Stem Cells collected from one’s own body):
Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad offers Autologus transplant for following diseases:
- Hodgkin’s & Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Allogeneic Transplant (Stem Cells collected from some one else’s body):
Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad offers Allogeneic transplant for following diseases:
- Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation For Thalassemia Major
- Several other genetic disorders, especially with single gene defects
- Aplastic Anemia
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- High Risk AML & Relapsed AML
- Relapsed ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) As last resort in several advanced or refractory haematological malignancies eg. follicular lymphoma, CLL etc
First successful “Autologus Stem Cell Transplant for Acute Myeloid Leukemia” in private sector of Gujarat by Dr. Chirag Shah. He has also performed successfully maximum number of transplants in private sector in Gujarat.
Consultant – Medical Oncology
Dr. Chirag Shah
Dr. Shirish Alurkar
Complex tumor removals are skillfully performed by Apollo’s highly trained and motivated surgical oncologists. Department is supported by surgeons specializing region wise i.e. separate surgeons for cancers of head & neck region, gastrointestinal or abdominal cancers, breast cancer, gynecological cancers, genitourinary cancers, Thoracic, etc. with good support from reconstructive plastic surgery and other allied specialties. Operation theaters and other facilities are of international standards. Most surgeons are either trained abroad or in premier institutes of India.
Our Surgical Oncology Expert Team:
Consultant – Surgical Oncology
Dr. Vishal Choksi
Dr. Anagha Zope
Dr. Chirag Desai
Dr. Lakhsman Khiria
Dr. Usha Bohra
The Apollo Oncology Centre of Excellence is equipped with following which add to the accuracy and precision and help in optimizing effectiveness of radiation therapy.
Rapid Arc: Rapid Arc radiotherapy technology is a new approach to image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IGRT/IMRT) that delivers precise treatments in shorter times than conventional IMRT. Rapid Arc delivers a highly precise treatment much faster than other technologies.
Brachytherapy: It is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate, breast, and skin cancer and can also be used to treat tumors in many other body sites
IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy): IGRT is used by highly trained radiation oncologists, which involves process of frequent two and three-dimensional imaging, during a course of radiation treatment, used to direct radiation therapy utilizing the imaging coordinates.
IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy): IMRT is an advanced type of high-precision radiation that improves the ability to conform the treatment volume to concave tumor shapes.
Radiation Oncology Expert Team:
Dr Chirag Amin
Dr J P Neema
Treating Cancer in Gujarat With CBCC (USA):
To provide state of the art oncology care Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad has tied up with CBCC (USA). CBCC is a large cancer center based in California, USA, with advanced cancer care facilities. CBCC provides oncology technology and knowledge. They have established India’s first and the best Radiation Oncology facility with IGRT technology, in addition to brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and related services. This unit is supported by well trained radiation oncologists, physicists, and other skilled staff. Advance radiotherapy techniques help to minimize side effects and improve results.
Team work is the essence of oncology practice at Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad we believe in a multimodal approach and work in tandem with medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology colleagues. CBCC web address: www.cbccusa.in