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Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia
Date:7/10/2014

present at the Summit include Deepak Khuntia, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Varian Medical Systems, USA; Professor Carlo Greco, MD, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; John R Adler, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and Vice President and Chief of New Clinical Applications, Varian Medical Systems; Avinash U. Sonawane, PhD, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Government of India; SK Shrivastava, MD, Professor and Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Ajai Kumar, MD, founder-chairman and CEO of HealthCare Global Enterprise (HCG) and Professor Ramesh S. Bilimagga, President, Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI). Over 300 oncologists, physicists and radiotherapy practitioners from across India are attending the Summit to share their experiences.

John R Adler, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and Vice President and Chief of New Clinical Applications, Varian Medical Systems said "Advances in radiation oncology are changing the way cancer is treated around the world. Modern medical devices have ushered in a period of personalized medicine, enabling doctors to target tumors non-invasively, with high precision. For instance, SABR (stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy) is a form of therapy which differs from traditional radiotherapy where higher doses are given over a shorter number of treatments. It is an emerging treatment for prostate cancer and a viable alternative, in some cases, to more invasive surgical procedures."

"New techniques are offering patients efficient, minimally invasive alternatives to invasive surgical ap
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