North India's first Varian Edge radiosurgery machine launched at Medanta Lucknow
Medanta Hospital Lucknow launched its Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme with the inauguration of North India’s first Varian Edge radiation machine and a Chemotherapy Daycare Centre by Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath in the presence of Mr.Pankaj Sahni (Group CEO, Medanta), Dr. Rakesh Kapoor (Medical Director, Medanta Hospital, Lucknow) and renowned cancer specialists from Medanta Gurugram. Dr. Naresh Trehan (Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta) addressed the gathering remotely, extending his best wishes on creating a world-class facility in the state.
The Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme aims to revolutionise cancer treatment in Uttar Pradesh with the use of cutting-edge technologies such as the Varian Edge, which allows doctors to plan and give radiation therapy with submillimetric precision.
The Programme follows Medanta’s holistic Tumour Board approach, which brings together doctors from all specialities to systematically assess each patient and curate an individualised, evidence-based treatment plan, in addition to offering round-the-clock specialised care for critically ill patients.
It has state-of-the-art infrastructure and is backed by one of the largest teams of cancer doctors in the state, including highly specialised and dedicated teams, comprising site-specific cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, haemato-oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, and oncology nurses committed to treating all types of cancer.
This facility is the first in Uttar Pradesh, excluding parts covered under the National Capital Region, to offer Total Body Irradiation needed for bone marrow transplant patients. Other advanced therapies offered here include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), and RapidArc Volumetric Arc Therapy