PROTON THERAPY FOR CANCER TREATMENT - APOLLO PROTON CANCER CENTRE IN KENYA

Proton Therapy Centre

PINNACLE OF
RADIATION THERAPY

A medical procedure anchored on sub-millimetre accuracy, an advanced therapy that attacks cancerous cells and spares healthy tissues, when offered by a renowned institution can be a boon for patients seeking affordable and accessible cancer care.

SOUTH EAST ASIA’S
FIRST PROTON
THERAPY

The Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) is a 150-bed integrated cancer hospital that offers state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer care. It is South East Asia’s first proton centre and is a major milestone in India’s concerted focus to battle and conquer cancer. Powered by a cutting-edge multi room Proton Centre, APCC is revolutionizing Radiation Oncology not just in India, but across the region. The hospital is a beacon of hope for over 3.5 billion people. The advanced proton therapy at APCC is complemented by a fully integrated treatment suite that offers the most advanced treatment procedures in Surgical, Radiation, Medical Oncology. Founded on the pillars of Expertise and Excellence, the Centre brings together a powerful medical team helmed by some of the experienced names in cancer care.

TAKING THE FIGHT TO CANCER

PROTON THERAPY IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST MANY FORMS OF CANCER

HERE IS WHY PROTON THERAPY IS SAFER AND MORE
EFFECTIVE:

  • In conventional therapy, the X-ray beam delivers an ‘exit dose’ along the path beam, which can damage normal tissue or organs.
  • Proton Therapy uses high-energy proton beams, instead of X-rays, to treat cancer. These high precision beams attack only the cancer cells.
  • The point where most energy is released by the proton path beam can be accurately set to conform to the shape and depth of a tumour.
  • Offered in a multi-room environment, considered as the pinnacle of Radiation Oncology.
  • Powerful cyclotrons, fully- revolving gantries and state-of-the-art delivery modes in the treatment process ensure unprecedented precision.

PROTON HERALDS
A NEW FRONTIER OF HIGH
PERFORMANCE IN CANCER CARE

THE PROTON THERAPY ADVANTAGE.
FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CANCERS

Breast

  • Conventional X-ray therapy results in an increased risk of side effects to vital organs
  • Proton therapy allows to reduce excess radiation to healthy tissue and organs. This is especially important in left-sided breast cancer, which is located close to the heart.

Paediatrics & Lymphomas

  • Paediatric Malignancies
  • Lymphomas
  • Retreatment for recurrent Cancers

Thorax

  • Non-small cell lung carcinomas
  • Early stage-medically inoperable paraspinal tumours
  • Soft tissue sarcomas

Pelvis

  • Early stage prostate carcinomas
  • Locally advanced prostate carcinomas
  • Locally advanced cervix carcinomas
  • Pelvic sarcomas
  • Bone sarcomas
  • Lymphomas
  • Retreatment for recurrent cancers
  • Ewing’s sarcomas
  • Retroperitoneal sarcomas
  • Gynaecologic carcinomas

Head & Neck

  • Paranasal sinus
  • Paranasal sinus
  • Salivary gland carcinomas
  • Nasopharynx – primary and recurrent
  • Recurrent carcinomas
  • Skull base

Central nervous system

  • Adult low and high-grade gliomas
  • Paediatric gliomas
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Recurrent or unresectable meningioma
  • Recurrent or unresectable, craniopharyngiomas
  • Chordomas and low grade
  • Chondrosarcomas
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Posterior fossa tumours

Gastrointestinal malignancies

  • Oesophageal carcinomas
  • Recurrent rectal cancer pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatocellular carcinomas
  • Esophageal carcinomas

THE BEST IN
PROTON

On par with international standards, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre is powered by PROTEUS® PLUS – a unique proton therapy solution designed to treat even the most complex tumours.

ADVANTAGES INCLUDE:

  • Enables surgeons to perform highly innovative treatment methods like
    Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT).
  • With IMPT, radiation oncologists can accurately set the precision, depth and intensity of a proton beam as per the contours of a tumour.
  • PROTEUS® PLUS combines the fine precision of the Pencil Beam Scanning(PBS) delivery mode with the accuracy of 3D Cone-Beam Computed Tomography(CBCT) imaging and the adaptive capacity of In-room CT.
  • From screening to diagnostic tests and treatment procedures, every definitive step at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre focuses on a singular goal to help cancer patients reclaim life.

ADVANCED
MULTI-NOUM PROTON THERAPY

MOST SOPHISTICATED IN THE REGION

The Apollo Proton Cancer Centre are not just the first Proton Cancer Centre, we are also the best. The Apollo Proton Cancer Centre is agame-changer in cancer care in South and South East Asia. Not only has APCC introduced proton therapy to the region, but it has ensured that patients benefit from the most advanced proton therapy available. To appreciate the true power of the APCC offering, we have to understand the dynamics that drive proton therapy.

Proton therapy can be administered through a multi-room delivery framework or a more compact single-room set up. Single room centres are what might be considered the entry-level models in proton therapy. They are effective, but the performance is undoubtedly compromised by lesser gantry space, an underpowered cyclotron, etc. Multi-room Proton Centres, on the other hand, are at the very pinnacle of Radiation Oncology currently. Powerful cyclotrons, fully revolving gantries and state-of-the-art delivery modes ensure unprecedented precision and success rates that are redefining global benchmarks.

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre offers patients the most advanced multi-room proton therapy. Powered by the trendsetting Proteus Plus, it matches the high performance of the most powerful proton centres in the world.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

WONDER DRUGS AND PEERLESS
CLINICAL ACUMEN.

A POWERFUL COMBINATION
THAT STRIKES AT THE HEART
OF CANCER

Medical Oncology is a use of powerful therapeutics to launch a sustained attack on cancer cells. Tremendous strides have been made in the crucial field. Medical Oncology has moved beyond conventional chemotherapy and new straddles new and revolutionary facets like personalized systemic treatments, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy. APCC’s multi-disciplinary approach leverages great expertise and skill in medical oncology to augment our radiation and surgical treatment so as to provide patients with a comprehensive and 360-degree treatment blueprint.

At APCC, the protocols are tailor-made to the patient’s specific type of cancer. The specialists use cutting-edge genetic sequencing to identify key genetic mutations in a patient’s tumour. These individual variations in genes allow doctors to administer very focused tumour categories and prescribe treatments to address the cancer’s individual make-up. APCC will use IBM Watson-one of the world’s best platforms for collating, sorting and analyzing data.

IMMUNOTHERAPY

Immunotherapy leverages the patient’s immune system to form an effective arsenal against cancer. The immune system is our first line of defense against cancer; immune cells patrol the body vigilantly looking out for cells that are not normal, such as bacteria, virus and cancer cells, with an aim to destroy them.

TARGETED THERAPY

APCC uses the precision medicine approach to deliver personalized and targeted cancer treatment. APCC uses therapeutics to target-specific genes or proteins
that make up cancer cells and launch an all-out attack on them to arrest the growth and spread of cancer cells.

The approach is to identify potential targets to compare the amount of individual proteins in cancer cells with those in normal cells. Proteins that are present in cancer cells but not normal cells or those that are more abundant in cancer cells would be potential targets, especially if they are known to be involved in cell growth or survival.

GENETIC PROFILING

In Genetic profiling the gene mutation of the cancerous cells are checked to predict whether the patient can respond to a particular drug or not.

PERSONALIZED THERAPY

APCC operates on the cutting edge of chemotherapy. A battery of advanced tests and profiling indicates the optimal drug for the treatment of each specific cases; this kind of treatment is more focused and personalized and is more valuable in combating cancer and helping the patient to conquer it more effectively and efficiently.

MOLECULAR PROFILING

Molecular profiling is a great catalyst to improve efficacy at systemic therapies. The team of expert pathologists and molecular biologists analyze the cancer tissue sample collected for biopsy or the patient’s blood sample and perform rigorous molecular biology testing on them. These tests predict patient’s chance of responding to cancer drugs when administered for treatment. This forms the basis for bespoke treatment plans for individual cases of cancer.

HORMONE THERAPY

Hormone therapy fights cancer by changing the amount of hormones in the body to treat certain forms of cancer that rely on these chemicals to grow and spread. The treatment modality is to use drugs to prevent hormones from making cancer cell grow and divide.

HOW PROTON WORKS

  1. Energisation of the particle

    Protons carry a charge. They have a greater mass than photons used in standard radiation therapy, that allows them to be energized

  2. Burst of energy

    As the protons travel through the body they slow down after interacting with electrons and after a sufficient slowdown, they release a burst of energy

  3. Increased precision and greater dose delivery

    By regulating the velocity of the protons, the proton therapy can be designed in such a way that this burst occurs at the precise site of the cancer, minimizing damage to healthy tissue

  4. Minimum side effects and quicker recovery

    The greater control offered by proton radiation is also what allows physicians to offer superior treatment management that leads to quicker recovery times and minimal side effects

Representation of academic / research and international oncology experts

Transparent disease committee process with representation from all departments

Track record of physicians adopting clinical content and cutting edge technology

Best clinical decision-support to help advanced cancer care practice. Efficient and cost-effective care

Experience on a clear business model with cancer programs as customers

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