Vision RT Partners with Apollo Hospitals India for Proton Therapy Centre

20th May 2018
Thomas Carter

LONDON May 20th 2018: Apollo Hospitals and Vision RT today jointly announced a partnership that will allow Indian proton therapy patients to benefit from Surface Guided Radiotherapy (SGRT) for the first time. Vision RT will install one of its market-leading SGRT systems at the new Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) in Chennai, in the next few months. APCC will have a 3 Room Proton Therapy solution with comprehensive cancer center

A study from Massachusetts General Hospital in the USA found that AlignRT, Vision RT’s flagship product for SGRT, can help deliver more accurate and faster proton therapy than traditional techniques[1].

Mr John Chandy, Vice President, Proton Therapy & Oncology, Apollo Proton Cancer Center said “Proton therapy requires efficient and accurate treatments for patient wellbeing and favourable long-term outcomes. SGRT was therefore a natural choice for us and given its leadership in the field, Vision RT was the right partner. This marks the start of a long-term collaboration with Vision RT to serve patients in India. We look forward to the commissioning of the Apollo Proton Cancer Center in September 2018, with patients from all over the world benefiting from the advanced combination of protons and SGRT.”

This marks another milestone in India after Vision RT began direct operations with a sales force in the country a few months ago.

Norman Smith, CEO of Vision RT, commented. “There are many Indian patients who can benefit from advanced therapies and techniques for cancer care such as proton therapy and SGRT. We are delighted that such a prestigious group as Apollo have chosen to partner with us in the long term. Their decision reinforces both the market leadership of Vision RT and the importance of SGRT to advancing cancer therapy for patients worldwide.

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 About Apollo Hospitals

It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program.

As Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes over 10,000 beds across 71 Hospitals, 2,550 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110 plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spanning the length and breadth of the Country.

[1] Batin et al. Can surface imaging improve the patient setup for proton postmastectomy chest wall irradiation? Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Feb 11.