"Multimodality treatment and early detection have made it possible for Oesophageal cancer to be curable."



Role of Proton Therapy in Oesophageal Cancer

Radiation is used in the treatment of locally advanced cancers along with chemotherapy, before surgery to reduce the chances of tumour coming back after surgery. Radiation and chemotherapy are also used together as a curative modality for patients whose tumours are not suitable for surgery, to begin with. Proton therapy can be used in both pre-operative and curative situations to increase the tolerability of the treatment by reducing both the immediate and late side effects caused by the radiation. Radiation therapy is also used with palliative intent to relieve local pain.

Gastro-esophageal Cancers

These cancers are treated according to their exact location and the type of histology. If they occur in the upper 2/3rds, they are treated like esophageal cancers and if they occur in the lower 1/3rd they are treated as gastric cancers. Hence the same indications of radiation and proton therapy apply in each.

Winning Over Cancer

Dr. Ashwathy Mathew, Consultant - Radiation Oncologist at APCC and our expert in Gastrointestinal oncology explains how Proton therapy is an effective treatment in Gastrointestinal cancers.


Welcoming Dr Bhawna Sirohi. Dr. Bhawna Sirohi is a leading Medical Oncologist with an exemplary experience of more than 25 years. She is a renowned senior consultant across the globe who specializes in treating Breast Oncology and Gastrointestinal Cancers.

Dr. Bhawna has worked with the top Oncology Centres & Oncologists around the world. She joins as the Lead – Medical Oncologist at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre.


Dr. Smarajit Patnaik from Bhubaneswar underwent proton therapy at Apollo proton cancer centre under the guidance of Dr. Ashwathy, Radiation Oncologist, APCC. Dr Smarajit Patnaik says "Thank you for making me feel safe & comfortable and taking utmost care during COVID-19". He also appreciated the quick action taken by the doctors & the professional & warm environment in the hospital.


Dr. Bhawna Sirohi, Lead - Medical Oncologist at APCC, who specializes in GI Cancers talks about Pancreatic Cancer in this video. She outlines the risk factors, symptoms and the way forward for testing & treatment associated with this specific disease.


Other Gastrointestinal Cancers