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AOI in collaboration with Baby Memorial Hospital opens in Calicut to set new benchmark in Cancer Care for the patients of Kerala

Introducing Radiation Central Treatment Planning by Western University Standard protocols for the people of Kerala.

American Oncology Institute (AOI), South Asia’s leading chain of cancer hospitals launches its 12th state-of-the-art oncology facility at and in collaboration with Baby Memorial Hospital to set new benchmark in Cancer Care for the patients of Kerala.

India has reported over 15 lakhs new cancer cases per year and this number is expected to be around 20 lakhs by 2020. Sadly, more than 70% of these cases are reported in advanced stages, leading to poor survival rates.

The highest number of cancer cases in India is detected from Kerala, followed by Mizoram, Haryana, Delhi and Karnataka, while it is the lowest in Bihar. In 2016, cancer incidence rate in India was 106.6 per 1 lakh people, while in Kerala it is 135.3 per 1 lakh people. Even mortality and disability rates due to cancer are high in the southern state, a new study shows.

AOI along with BMH will provide complete cancer care services including advanced diagnostic techniques for cancer, latest staging and treatment modalities including Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine (PET CT), based on the international treatment guidelines in cancer care. The Cancer Super Speciality hospital will enable the population of Kerala and adjoining states get access to the best and most advanced cancer diagnostics and treatment at affordable cost.

Some differentiating features of AOI:

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  • Advanced Cancer Care as per US University Standards
  • Multi-disciplinary Team of Doctors for each case to formulate customized & precise treatment plans
  • Centralised Treatment Planning
  • Clinical Pathways & Protocols
  • International Tumor Board

On this association Dr. Jagprag Singh Gujral, Group CEO- South Asia, American Oncology Institute said, “It’s the caregivers behind the machine that matters most. We are happy to be associated with Baby Memorial Hospital in serving the people of this region. The facility comes up at a time when cancer incidences in the state of Kerala are on the rise. Traditionally, cancer has been considered a terminal ailment with uncertain prognosis. However, over the last few years technology-driven improvements in diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved survival rates. With best-in-class diagnostic modalities and treatment processes, protocols and standards, American Oncology Institute has been providing the best quality outcomes.”

Dr. Vijay Kumar Vemuri, Regional Director- South & COO- designate, American Oncology Institute said, “Over the last few years, AOI has emerged as the most preferred cancer care hospital in various regions because of its differentiated approach in diagnosing and treating cancer. A completely paperless approach, multidisciplinary team for collaborative cancer care with – Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Specialists, most advanced diagnostic & staging protocols, defined and tested treatment pathways.”

Commenting on the association, Dr. K.G. Alexander MD, Chairman & Managing Director, BMH said “Together with American Oncology Institute, our Comprehensive Cancer Care Unit will commence operations to provide world class cancer care to the people of Kerala. This partnership will bring together experience of top oncologists from across the globe, coupled with the finest infrastructure, which will help in bridging the gap in cancer care delivered in Kerala.”

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