Apollo Cancer Institutes, to host – ‘CANCER CI – 2020’, from February 13th 

Continuing its concerted efforts towards fighting cancer, Apollo Hospitals & CURE Foundation India, India’s foremost healthcare provider will be hosting 5th Edition of APOLLO CANCER CONCLAVE (ACC) and the 8th Edition of the CANCER CI 2020, an international conference aimed at improving cancer management in India and abroad. To be held from 13th to 16th February 2020, at HICC, this forum of International repute will witness participation by over 3500 delegates including 60 from overseas and over 600 faculty including 31 top-notch International Guest Speakers, eminent researchers and medical practitioners.

Dr. P Vijay Anand Reddy, Director, Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad & Chairman, Org. Committee – CANCER CI – 2020; Dr Stefan Glueck, Medical Oncology, Summit, NJ, USA; Dr Steven H. Lin, Radiation Oncology, Houston, TX, USA; Dr Sangeeta Kakoti, Nuclear Medicine, Gunma, Japan; Dr S.V.S.S. Prasad, Medical Oncology, ACI, Hyderabad; Dr M. Vamshi Krishna, Medical Oncology, ACI, Hyderabad; Dr Sayan Paul, Radiation Oncology, ACI, Hyderabad; Dr T.P.S. Bhandari, Surgical Oncology, ACI, Hyderabad; Dr Chinnababu, Surgical Oncology, ACI, Hyderabad and Dr Hemant Udayaraju, Surgical Oncology, ACI, Hyderabad; briefing media at a Press Conference here, said, the Conclave provides a platform to deliberate on cancer management through panel discussions, interactive sessions and debates, all organised with a view to encouraging a multi-modality approach in cancer care. The Conference will be inaugurated by Dr (Smt) Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ble Governor of Telangana; on February 14th, 2020 at 7.00 pm. Shri Etela Rajender, Minister for Medical & Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Telangana; Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group and Ms Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals; will be present on the occasion.

This Conclave holds special significance, as the country is witnessing rising incidence of cancer. Reports suggest that India witnesses about 1.2 to 1.5 million new cancer cases every year and this is expected to double in 20 years, which is unsettling. As per WHO guidelines, one cancer centre is required for every 1 million population. However, in a country like India, with a population of 1.25 billion, there are only 400 units. Both the private sector and the government must work together to set up more than 2000 Cancer centres to strengthen the country’s competence and capacity to manage and combat the disease. In the interim, in order to one-up the battle against the disease, updating care providers with global intelligence and adequate technology is a requisite and has gained importance.

A multidisciplinary Oncology forum and the brainchild of healthcare visionary Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals, the Apollo Cancer Conclave will bring together the best minds in oncology both from abroad and India to deliberate on the rapid advances in the fields of Surgical, Medical, Radiation Oncology, Hematology and Robotic surgery and its practical application.