~The centre aims to deliver cancer care with a difference ~
07 September, Chennai: MGM Healthcare, a multi-specialty quaternary care hospital announced today its new greenfield comprehensive cancer institute dedicated to cancer care at Nelson Manickam Road, Nungambakkam in Chennai.
Unveiling the logo of the MGM Cancer Institute, Dr Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare said, “The world would be a better place if we were to waive away the fear of cancer from everyone’s mind! As the incidents of cancer grows at an alarming pace, the hope and courage must grow faster. We aim to dispel the fear of cancer with our expertise, technology, positivity, stories of hope and most importantly compassion. And we look forward to a world free from the scrouge of cancer, we begin by creating a world without the fear of cancer – from this day. The MGM Cancer Institute is founded on the altruistic vision that any patient diagnosed with cancer has to receive quality continuing care. Our new institute at Nungambakkam is a milestone to our journey in providing affordable and quality cancer care to all patients”.
The state-of-the-art facility is said to be designed to be a holistic destination for cancer treatment, the cancer institute emphasizes and banks on the continuing research and the global fight against cancer.
The MGM Cancer Institute, a 150 bedded facility at Nungambakkam is distinct and continues with MGM Healthcare’s ‘Ethos of Healing’, experienced in its flagship 400 bedded facility also located at the center of the city, to create a distinct architectural marvel. The theme resonates with the “Art of dance”, harmoniously in each of the floors aimed to kindle positivity and healing in the patients aimed at curing the fear of cancer. Remaining true to this vison, the facility introduces a few firsts in the country, like the ‘floating bunker’, among others.
Continuing the tradition, MGM Cancer Institute, implements the Multidisciplinary approach backed by the most experienced team of highly qualified Surgical, Medical and Radiation Oncologists. The team involved in active research will bring in a global outlook towards curing cancer and will execute custom case specific practice and will also focus on organ specific cancers.
The Oncology team headed by Dr. M A Raja has performed over 5000 surgeries and radiation therapies globally.
Dr. M.A. Raja, Director Oncology Services, Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, said, “With the use of latest technology and by providing personalized concierge and Support System and care continuity to help monitor medications, diet, and lifestyle while also acting as an intermediate between the doctor and the patient, we aim to provide a centre of excellence and redefine cancer care therapy. Additionally, patients will also be connected to support groups to help generate positivity and heal holistically”.
Apart from providing treatment, the team of experts at MGM Cancer Institute will also focus on cancer screening, genetics and preventive aspects of cancer.
MGM Cancer Institute will have the privilege of working with some of the renowned oncological experts. The Centre will be benefited by the services of 100+ doctors with 50+ senior consultants who have treated patients with different types of cancers and across age groups and different stages of cancer.
Scope of treatment at the MGM Cancer Institute includes Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Onco – Rehabilitation, Psycho- Oncology Sessions, Palliative Care and Home Healthcare and will be equipped to handle Onco emergencies. The center intends to break the stereotype in cancer care ddesigned to be a one-stop destination for all cancer needs, the Centre envisions in bringing value-based comprehensive management under one roof that brings CARE back to Cancer-care.
Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM HealthCare, said “MGM Cancer Institute has invested 300 crores for infrastructure. A state-of-the-art dedicated BMT (Bone Marrow Transplantation) ward with high end infrastructure and equipment dedicated entirely to cancer cure and research. The hospital is also underway in the construction of “Ethos of Healing” starts from mindful practices; the Centre looks forward to expand the health caring concept to integrated cancer cure. Every floor of the Center is optimally designed to rekindle the energy of our patients and ease their pain through the arts’