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Apollo Proton Cancer Centre offers new medical technologies for paitents


BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 1st November 2022: Apollo Cancer Centres (ACC), ranked among the top super specialty hospitals, offering advanced tertiary care in Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, among others, gives a new ray of hope

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) and Ion Beam Applications (IBA), Belgium have signed an agreement to offer proton therapy training and education for clinicians in Asia and across the globe.

Apollo Hospitals has acquired IBA’s Proteus®PLUS proton therapy system and has been successfully treating cancer patients for over three years. Now, with this association, APCC will impart knowledge through its advanced training and education program on proton therapy to clinicians.

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre has performed two unique robotic assisted surgeries to save lives of two Bangladeshi patients suffering from cancer. Robot-assisted surgery integrates advanced technology with the experience of skilled surgeons to help the patient have a smoother and faster recovery from major operations, reduce instances of infections, and patient’s length of stay at the facility.

The first case to be witnessed in India in Pediatric age group was a low grade Mucoepidermoid carcinoma in the lower end of trachea in a 14-year-old boy. He presented with acute respiratory distress and was diagnosed with a tracheal tumor in Bangladesh, which was completely blocking the right main stem bronchus. At Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, under the care of Surgical Oncologist (Thoracic) & Robotic Surgeon, post evaluation with bronchoscopy, results showed residual tumor on the right anterolateral wall of the trachea about 2 cm from the carina. To treat the disease, he underwent robotic-assisted tracheal resection and reconstruction plus comprehensive mediastinal nodal dissection. Post-operatively, he recovered steadily without any complication and post-op bronchoscopy showed complete healing of the surgical site.

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