our mission

"Our mission is to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity".

Apollo Hospitals Group A mission that has touched millions

The genesis of Apollo Hospitals was the towering vision of Dr Prathap C Reddy. Widely acclaimed as the architect of the modern healthcare in India, Dr Reddy started Apollo Hospitals in 1983. The 150-bed hospital in Chennai soon became the catalyst of the private healthcare revolution in the nation. Apollo Hospitals today, is Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare provider – the group has an established presence across all the vital touch-points of healthcare delivery. The Apollo Group, recognised as a global centre of excellence in cutting-edge healthcare has touched the lives of over 65 million people from over 140 countries.



The fight against cancer has seen quite a few points of inflection and has traversed significant changes in the mindset. Once cancer was a near invincible adversary, and today cancer care is practiced with one inherent premise - cancer is conquerable! Our battle, at Apollo Hospitals, has seen several milestones too and we stand on the cusp of a very major one. Apollo has pioneered several game-changing developments and has set benchmarks in clinical and service excellence in cancer care. Cutting edge medical technology, stringent quality protocols and deep empathy have been the hallmarks of our cancer programme.

Cancer care at Apollo begins with a belief; a conviction that cancer is conquerable. This ideology paves the way for our single-minded mission in oncology – to take the fight to cancer, to vanquish it! The Apollo Cancer Institutes have been at the forefront of oncology for over two decades. A decade after the establishment of India’s first corporate hospital, Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, on 30th September 1993, Dr. Reddy launched a dedicated state-of-the-art facility for cancer care. Originally named Apollo Cancer Hospital, it commenced operations as a 45-bed unit with medical oncology and eventually other treatment modalities like surgical and radiation oncology were added to the overall cancer offering.

Apollo's Cancer Programme has been built on the bedrock of expertise and commitment. It is fuelled forward by innovation and a focus on excellence. Our credentials as India’s most trusted cancer care group stand on proven prowess across several vital parameters. The genesis of this trust lies in our internationally trained and highly skilled team of Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncologists. Dr. Reddy’s mission has been to spread the message that ‘Cancer is Conquerable’. This ethos led to the establishment of a network of dedicated Apollo Cancer Hospitals across India that offer comprehensive cancer care. The Apollo Hospitals Cancer Group have over 125 surgical and radiation cancer specialists as well as diagnostic consultants. The centre's teams of doctors examine every case jointly and decide on the best line of treatment for the patient. Apollo has made unprecedented investments in next generation infrastructure and cutting edge technology, and brings in the latest equipment in cancer care to India. As the treatment of cancer involves tremendous physical and emotional strain, the hospital provides extra support to cancer patients by counselling them to stay positive and to eat right - thereby speeding up the recovery process. Specially trained medical counsellors, speech therapists, dieticians and other professionals, appropriate to each individual case, provide support to the teams of doctors. The measurable success that the hospitals have achieved in cancer care attract thousands of national and international patients each year who come from over 120 countries.

Key Highlights of Apollo Cancer Care

  • 1,000,000 cumulative man hours of experience
  • 2,500,000 Out Patients
  • 200,000 IMRT Radiation sessions
  • 2,50,000 Onco surgeries
  • 2,500 Robotic Surgeries

Apollo Oncology Team And Tumour Boards

The Apollo Oncology Team is a handpicked forum of the finest specialists in cancer care. They represent decades of experience and expertise in cutting-edge oncology. The mission of the AOT is to take the fight against cancer to the next frontier, and redefine clinical benchmarks and outcomes. The Tumour Boards bring together the brightest minds in Surgical, Medical and Radiation Oncology, along with a host of other ancillary experts.

Robotic Cancer Surgery

The Apollo Institutes of Robotic Surgery are committed to providing patients with an exceptional experience using cutting edge treatment options. Our state-of-the-art operating theatres are equipped with the da Vinci Xi surgical system, the most advanced platform for minimally invasive surgery available today.

Integrated Digital Pathology

Apollo Hospitals has a robust pathology diagnostic reporting system that integrates text, sentinel images and molecular diagnostic data. This approach is invaluable in terms of providing integrated, coherent interpretation of data, leading to better management decisions.

Precise Diagnostics and Equipment

Radiology and imaging sciences are key facets in the delivery of high end diagnostics in cancer care. Our continuous innovation and development in these vital fields have had tremendous positive impact in the fight against cancer.

Organ Specific Cancer Screening

Apollo’s 360-degree cancer care programme has worked hard to ensure wide access to early detection through its Organ Specific Cancer Screening Clinics. Based on widespread statistical studies, the focus of the screening clinics is on the cancers which are posing the greatest threat to our nation. Screening at Apollo uses the most advanced methodology. Detailed examination, comprehensive testing, genetic evaluation and cutting-edge imaging go into each and every screening. These tests play a critical role in studying tumour susceptibility, tumour initiation and progression which help in accurate diagnosis and prognosis, in addition to guiding treatment decisions towards personalised care.

Next Generation Therapeutics

Highly specialised Molecular Profiling and Genetic Profiling have taken delivery to the next level. In Apollo's Genetic Profiling the gene mutation of the cancerous cell is checked to predict whether the patient can respond to a particular drug or not.


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