TRILOGY – First Time In India
A Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
Mumbai May 9, 2009: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute announces the launch of TRILOGY – The most advanced radiation therapy for cancer, now available for the FIRST TIME in India.
The power of 'Trilogy' yields treatment times that are shorter, making the experience more comfortable for our patient.
The precision of 'Trilogy' allows us to spare healthy tissues to an extent that was unimaginable only a few years ago.
The versatility of 'Trilogy' enables treatment of a wide variety of patients using a single machine.
These capabilities enable our doctors to take a giant step toward the goal of delivering exactly the right dose, in the right place, at the right time—right now.
By using up-to-date image data to adapt a patient's treatment based on constantly-evolving information about changes in tumor (cancer) shape, size, and position, our clinicians can personalize cancer care.
TINA AMBANI, CHAIRPERSON, KOKILABEN HOSPITAL SAID:
"My vision for Indian healthcare and the opportunity to dramatically improve healthcare access, for all, is today strengthened. Our endeavor is to bridge existing gaps in medical technology that have, for ever so long, compromised medical care standards in India. I believe that by using appropriate newer medical technologies and by constantly upgrading technologies, wherever necessary, we can significantly impact patient care, reduce cost and improve outcomes. The Kokilaben Hospital is a first step to in filling some of these gaps in the city of Mumbai and she hopes to be able to fill such gaps across India in the days ahead".
ROLF STAEHELIN, DIRECTOR, VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEM SAID:
"The vision of Kokilaben Hospital to set newer standards of patient care, has brought a best-in-class technology to India that we believe will change the way cancer is treated forever. It is a great honor for us to be associated with the Kokilaben Hospital in this endeavor, and we hope to strengthen this relationship in the days ahead. We thank the Kokilaben Hospital for their TRUST and FAITH in Varian Medical Systems."
Cancer Burden: Global Statistics on Cancer:
2.4 crore people worldwide are living with cancer at any given time
1.1 crore new cancer cases diagnosed annually worldwide
By the year 2020 expected annual incidence (new cases): 1.5 crore
Cancer of Prostate followed by Lung are the two most common cancers in men
Cancer of breast is the most common cancer in women
Cancer Burden In India:
Every year about 10 Lac new cancer cases are diagnosed in India
Resulting in over 6 Lac cancer related death every year
By the year 2020 the incidence of new cases annually is expected to grow to 15 Lac
In males - Oral, Lung and Stomach cancers are the three most common cancers
In females – Cervical (cervix), Breast and Oral cancers are the three most common cancers. While cancer of the Cervix is the largest killer in women.
**NOTE: India has the highest number (incidence) of oral (mouth) and throat cancer cases in the world. Tobacco chewing and smoking are leading factors contributing to increased incidence of such cancers.
TRILOGY - Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) SYSTEM
Powerful Precise Versatile
The Trilogy system is the first in a new generation of cancer care systems. It is a versatile system optimized for multiple forms of treatment, from radiation therapy to radio-surgery to certain types of neuro-surgical treatment.
Types of CANCER where 'TRILOGY' is most often used, in treatment:
Radiation therapy may be used to treat various types of solid tumors (cancers), including cancer of the head & neck, brain, breast, cervix, lung, prostate, spine, uterus, soft tissue sarcomas and various other cancers. TRILOGY can also be used as a part of treatment protocol of leukemia (blood cancer) and lymphoma (cancers of the Lymphatic system).
To help address the issue of tumor movement (often as a result of normal breathing), during treatment, TRILOGY has pioneered a technology and developed fully integrated, customizable solutions designed to help our doctors raise the quality of patient care at the KOKILABEN HOSPITAL. This precision of Trilogy allows our doctors to spare healthy tissues to an extent that was unimaginable in the recent past.
Benefits associated with TRILOGY:
Highest dose rate for shorter sessions; benefits patient and ensure compliance.
Targets the smallest lesions (sites) of cancer growth.
Rapid on-board imaging, reposition patients quickly and accurately sparing healthy tissue.
Cone-Beam CT Scan (in-built in the machine), fine tunes the treatment delivering greater precision.
Highlights of Trilogy (Radiation Therapy) treatment at the Kokilaben Hospital:
Radiation therapy by Trilogy at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is a competitively priced treatment and runs a 6-day week service from 9 am to 7 pm.
Varian Medical Systems is the company which manufactures TRILOGY. They are industry leaders in Radiotherapy.
The Main Treatment Modalities of Cancer:
The Principle behind 'Radiation Therapy:
The principle of radiation therapy is to deliver the maximum possible dose of radiation (high dose x-rays) to cancer cells and minimal possible dose to surrounding normal cells, respecting the tolerance of each critical body organ and to minimize any long-term impact to normal healthy cells.
Radiation Therapy is often given alongside other treatment modalities i.e. Chemotherapy and Surgery:
Radiation therapy can be offered as a primary radical treatment with curable intent, treatment following surgery, treatment prior to surgery to reduce the tumour (cancer) bulk and make it operable, along with chemotherapy as concurrent modality and as a palliative treatment option for symptom relief.
Radiation Therapy Evolved Over The Last Few Years:
Developments in technology and software with better understanding of cellular biology has seen a paradigm shift in radiation-therapy that has placed the importance of radiation therapy as a modality for treatment of cancer even higher as compared to before.
To summarize TRILOGY IGRT system is a marvel if used judiciously as image guidance is the future of radiotherapy for the simple reason that we do not like walking in the dark, we need light.
For More Information Contact:
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital