APCC Multi-Disciplinary Tumour Board

Multidisciplinary care is the hallmark of high-quality cancer management and we at the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre believe everyone deserves the best possible cancer care. Our mission dictates that we will help people who have cancer regardless of their location. APCC Multi-Disciplinary Tumour Board are meetings where specialists from surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, genetics, and pathology collaboratively review a patient's condition and determine the best treatment plan. Through this multidisciplinary approach, patients have access to a diverse team of APCC cancer experts instead of relying on a single opinion.

Patients are provided with a personalised treatment approach which is evidence based and comprehensive keeping in mind the various needs of the patient. At APCC we have site specific MDT based on our individual cancer management teams (CMT). Depending on the CMT specific MDT, representation from all or a combination of the following disciplines is required along with the primary doctor/referring oncologist:

  • Surgery/surgical oncology
  • Pathology (digital)
  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Molecular pathology
  • Research staff
  • Nurses
  • Rehabilitative staff

Schedule for Multi- Disciplinary Tumour Board

Monday 09.15 - 10.30 hrs Head & Neck CMT
Tuesday 09.15 - 10.30 hrs Neuro & Paediatric CMT
14.00 - 15.00 hrs Head & Neck, Urology, Breast & Gynaecology CMT’s.
Wednesday 09.15 - 10.30 hrs Neuro & Paediatric CMT
14.00 - 15.00 hrs Head & Neck, Urology, Breast & Gynaecology CMT’s.
Thursday 16.00 - 17.00 hrs GI CMT
Friday 09.15 - 10.30 hrs Neuro & Paediatric CMT
14.00 - 15.00 hrs Bone & Soft Tissue, Urology, Breast & Gynaecology CMT’s.
Saturday 09.15 - 10.30 hrs Thoracic & Lymphoma CMT’s.

The following are discussed in the Tumour Board

  • New cases referred to APCC for further management.
  • Cases referred for opinion regarding primary diagnosis.
  • Cases referred for second opinion regarding further management.
  • Cases referred by fellow Apollo colleagues for opinion and possible referral to APCC.
  • Cases who have completed treatment and on follow-up. Needs advice about further management.

IT platforms such as Microsoft Teams, PACS, Philips Digital Pathology are being used to securely for all MDT deliberations and to enable seamless participation of all experts including referring doctors/oncologists.

Winning over Cancer with Apollo Proton Cancer Centre

The growing burden of cancer across the globe tells an ominous tale. To counter this growing threat, Apollo Hospitals introduces Proton Beam therapy with focused cancer management teams that will provide optimal solutions like never before. We believe it is critical to redefine our purpose, to reboot our commitment on the single-minded focus to win over cancer. APCC stands as a ray of hope for millions of patients as they join us in the battle to win over cancer.