our mission

"Our mission is to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity".

Apollo Hospitals Group A mission that has touched millions

Widely acclaimed as the architect of the modern healthcare in India, Dr. Prathap .C. Reddy launched Apollo Hospitals in 1983. The 150-bed hospital in Chennai soon became the catalyst for the private healthcare revolution in the nation. Today, Apollo Hospitals is Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare provider – the group has an established presence across all the vital touch-points of healthcare delivery. The Apollo Group, recognised as a global centre of excellence in cutting-edge healthcare has touched the lives of over 65 million people from over 140 countries.

Proton Cancer Hospital



At Apollo Hospitals, our battle with cancer has seen several milestones and we stand on the cusp of a very major one. Apollo has pioneered several game-changing developments, and has set benchmarks in clinical excellence in cancer care. Cutting edge medical technology, stringent quality protocols and deep empathy have been the hallmarks of our cancer programme.

The fight against cancer has seen quite a few points of inflection, and has traversed significant changes in our mindset. Once cancer was considered a near invincible adversary, but today cancer care is practiced with one inherent premise - cancer is conquerable!

Our Journey

The Apollo Cancer Institutes have been at the forefront of Oncology for over two decades. Our journey began on 30th September 1993, when Dr. Reddy launched a dedicated state-of-the-art facility for cancer care, named Apollo Cancer Hospital. Our operations commenced with Medical Oncology in a 45-bed unit. Eventually, we grew to include other treatment modalities like Surgical and Radiation Oncology.

The reason for our growth can be found in our commitment towards expert cancer care. Apollo’s Cancer Programme is fuelled by innovation and a focus on excellence. Our credentials as India’s most trusted cancer care group stand on proven prowess across several vital parameters, one of them being our internationally trained and highly skilled team of Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncologists.

The Cancer Group at Apollo Hospitals has over 125 Surgical and Radiation Cancer specialists, along with expert diagnostic consultants. To fortify the team of doctors in this journey, we have specially trained medical counsellors, speech therapists, dieticians and other professionals, as required by each individual patient. The team of doctors and support staff examine each case, and create a treatment blueprint best suited for the patient. To relieve the patient from physical and emotional strain, the hospital provides counselling sessions to make them stay positive and eat right – thereby speeding up the recovery process.

Apollo Hospitals has made unprecedented investments in next generation infrastructure and technology, and brought in the latest equipment in cancer care to India. Our success can be measured by the thousands of national and international patients each year who come from across the world.

Key Highlights of Apollo Cancer Care

  • 1,000,000 cumulative man hours of experience
  • 2,500,000 Outpatients
  • 200,000 IMRT Radiation sessions
  • 2,50,000 Oncology surgeries
  • 2,500 Robotic Surgeries
Apollo Oncology Team

Apollo Oncology Team And Tumour Boards

The Apollo Oncology Team has the finest specialists in cancer care, handpicked to ensure our promise of excellence. These doctors bring years of experience and expertise in the field of Oncology. The Tumour Boards bring together the brightest minds in Surgical, Medical and Radiation Oncology, along with our highly trained support staff. Our teams work in unison towards our mission to redefine clinical benchmarks and Oncology outcomes.

Robotic Cancer Surgery Treatment

Robotic Cancer Surgery

The Apollo Institutes of Robotic Surgery are committed to providing patients with an exceptional experience using cutting edge treatment options. Our state-of-the-art operating theatres are equipped with the Da Vinci Xi surgical system, the most advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery available today.

Digital Pathology System

Integrated Digital Pathology

Apollo Hospitals has a robust Pathology diagnostic reporting system that integrates text, sentinel images, and molecular diagnostic data. This approach is invaluable in terms of providing integrated and coherent interpretation of data, leading to better management decisions.

Precise Diagnostics and Equipment

Radiology and Imaging sciences are key facets in the delivery of high end diagnostics in cancer care. Our continuous innovation and development in these vital fields have had tremendous positive impact in the fight against cancer.

Organ Specific Cancer Screening

Apollo’s 360-degree Cancer care programme ensures wide access to early detection through its Organ Specific Cancer Screening Clinics. Based on widespread statistical studies, the focus of the screening clinics is on those cancers which pose the greatest threat to our nation. Screening at Apollo Hospitals is undertaken with the most advanced methodology, which includes detailed examination, comprehensive testing, genetic evaluation and cutting-edge imaging. These tests play a critical role in studying tumour susceptibility, tumour initiation, and progression. These studies help in accurate diagnosis and prognosis of the cancer, in addition to guiding treatment decisions towards personalised care.

Next Generation Therapeutics

Highly specialised Molecular Profiling and Genetic Profiling have taken delivery to the next level. In Apollo's Genetic Profiling, the gene mutation of the cancerous cell is checked to predict whether the patient can respond to a drug or not.