APCC Multi-Disciplinary Tumour Board

Multidisciplinary care is the hallmark of high-quality cancer management and we at the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre believe everyone deserves the best possible cancer care. Our mission dictates that we will help people who have cancer regardless of their location. APCC Multi-Disciplinary Tumour Board are meetings where specialists from surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, genetics, and pathology collaboratively review a patient's condition and determine the best treatment plan. Through this multidisciplinary approach, patients have access to a diverse team of APCC cancer experts instead of relying on a single opinion.

Patients are provided with a personalised treatment approach which is evidence based and comprehensive keeping in mind the various needs of the patient. At APCC we have site specific MDT based on our individual cancer management teams (CMT). Depending on the CMT specific MDT, representation from all or a combination of the following disciplines is required along with the primary doctor/referring oncologist:

  • Surgery/surgical oncology
  • Pathology (digital)
  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Molecular pathology
  • Research staff
  • Nurses
  • Rehabilitative staff

Schedule for Multi- Disciplinary Tumour Board

Tuesday 09.15 - 10.00 hrs Neuro CMT
10.00 - 11.00 hrs Head & Neck, Breast, GI, Gynae and Thoracic CMT
14.00 - 15.00 hrs Pediatric CMT
Wednesday 09.15 - 10.00 hrs Neuro CMT
10.00 - 11.00 hrs Head & Neck, Breast, GI, Gynae and Thoracic CMT
Thursday 13.30 - 15.00 hrs GU CMT
Friday 09.15 - 10.00 hrs Neuro CMT
10.00 - 11.00 hrs Head & Neck, Breast, GI and BST CMT
14.00 - 15.00 hrs Pediatric CMT
17.00 - 18.00 hrs Molecular tumour board

The following are discussed in the Tumour Board

  • New cases referred to APCC for further management.
  • Cases referred for opinion regarding primary diagnosis.
  • Cases referred for second opinion regarding further management.
  • Cases referred by fellow Apollo colleagues for opinion and possible referral to APCC.
  • Cases who have completed treatment and on follow-up. Needs advice about further management.

IT platforms such as Microsoft Teams, PACS, Philips Digital Pathology are being used to securely for all MDT deliberations and to enable seamless participation of all experts including referring doctors/oncologists.

Due to the prevailing Covid situation, all meetings are available on Teams/ zoom platform for participation by consultants virtually.

The referring consultants/outside doctors who want to participate may write to Dr. Pankaj- Senior research officer for inclusion in email list. You can connect with him by mailing to pankajkumar_p@apollohospitals.com

Winning over Cancer with Apollo Proton Cancer Centre

A breakthrough in Cancer Care! The global growing cancer burden tells an ominous tale. To counter this growing threat, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre provides a complete and comprehensive solution. As cancer care has become one of the fastest-growing healthcare imperatives across the world, we believe it is critical to redefine our purpose, to reboot our commitment on the single-minded focus - to battle cancer, to conquer cancer! APCC stands as a ray of hope for millions, infusing them with the courage to stand and stare cancer down.