Apollo Proton Cancer Centre provides comprehensive, cutting edge care for children, and adolescents affected with paediatric tumours/cancers thereby resulting in excellent clinical outcomes. All patients are handled by paediatric specialists including paediatric hemato-oncologists, paediatric surgeons, paediatric radiation oncologists, paediatric nurses, paediatric counsellors and other specialists such as endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, infectious disease specialists, intensivists, orthopaedic surgeons, psychologists, physiotherapists, etc.
APCC also is equipped with South Asia and the Middle East’s first and only proton beam therapy facility. The centre has dedicated areas which have been made child friendly, so as to enable safe and seamless treatments. The centre also has a dedicated paediatric anaesthesia team for safe delivery of short sedation to enable imaging, radiation/proton therapy and surgeries.
Every child’s clinical condition is discussed in the multidisciplinary tumour board consisting of all the relevant specialists. A decision regarding the best combination of treatment to achieve the best possible outcomes is taken in an unbiased way and communicated with parents. MDT approach has been shown to improve decision making as well as improve outcomes in challenging clinical scenarios. MDT’s also take into account the patient/family’s preferences in the overall treatment decisions.