According to the officials, the 'Apollo Cancer Conclave', to be held between Feb 7 to Feb 9, 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.
The conclave is the brainchild of healthcare visionary Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals.
The cancer conclave, a multidisciplinary oncology forum, will bring together the best minds, 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, officials informed.
Prathap C Reddy said, "Across the world, cancer has grown to significant proportions and its management has changed manifold."
He added, "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."
Reddy said, "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."
A greater 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, the officials asserted.
Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals said, "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 cancers can be prevented by just being conscious, and living a life of moderation."
--IBNS (Posted on 13-01-2014)