Fortis Hospitals launches Cancer Institute comprehensive, customised cancer care under one roof

Most advanced cancer treatment service with an holistic approach in the central part of Mumbai

Mumbai, 1st September, 2010: Fortis Hospitals Ltd -one of the leading hospital network of India today inaugurated a dedicated cancer institute at its Mulund facility bringing in comprehensive cancer care with an intergrated approach under one roof. The Fortis Cancer Institute offers comprehensive customised, cancer treatment with dedicated consultants across Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology backed by the latest in Cancer Technology.

Addressing the press conference Mr. Malvinder M Singh, Group Chairman, Fortis Healthcare Group said, “”We are bringing renewed hope to cancer patients in Mumbai by providing diagnosis and treatment expertise with a human touch. While Fortis Healthcare is an established leader in super specialty care and specifically in cardiac, orthopedics and neuro sciences, our Cancer Instuite in Mumbai will expand the spectrum of our super specialty and provide unparalleled care to cancer patients with an integrated approach. I fully expect that our comprehensive cancer program will offer the best service to our patient with umost care.”

“At Fortis Cancer Institute we will ensure that each patient receives compassionate care through the expertise of a responsive and experienced team of healthcare professionals. We are the first hospital in India to acquire the most sophisticated radiation therapy equipment -Elekta Synergy LINEAC with Volumetric Modulated ARC Therapy (VMAT) which can treat tumors and small lesions in the brain and other parts of the body quickly with precision. VMAT technology helps target the treatment area more accurately and reduces treatment time by 35-­40%. This combines with sophisticated Oncentra Treatment Planning System which reduces the treatment planning substantially hence giving a faster turnaround time to patient and benefiting the patient in quick and customized treatment. We are the first ones to invest in this technology in the country.” said Mr. Vishal Bali, CEO Fortis Hospitals Ltd.

Addressing the media at the inauguration Lisa Ray said, “Courage, fortitude and the right attitude towards life can overcome all odds. In any adverse situation people tend to give up but in my life and my fight against cancer I have learnt that by facing the challenge head on, hope can break through and win. It takes a lot of resilience to face such a situation in life but I believe nothing is impossible if we have the attitude to fight for it. I am happy to associate with Fortis Cancer Institute which has the best clinical talent and infrastructure to give patient the right care. I am also glad to associate with the group to extend my support for spreading awareness around cancer cure in our country. My motto is ‘never stop fighting’ and we will conquer cancer in our lifetime”.

Fortis Cancer Institute also announced the institutuon of a “Fortis Lisa Ray Award for Conquering Cancer.” This award would be given to that Cancer survivor who has conquered Cancer with confidence and someone who did not let the disease affect his/her zest for living. The intention of the award is to instill hope and confidence in Million other cancer patients that “Cancer is indeed curable”.