On World Cancer Day, American Oncology Institute (AOI) at Nangia Specialty Hospital in Nagpur Launches Varian Halcyon E, Advanced Radiotherapy Machine, First of Its Kind in Vidarbha Region

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  • Inaugurated by Honorable Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways
Nagpur, Feb 05, 2024 – In alignment with the theme of World Cancer Day – “Close the Care Gap”, American Oncology Institute (AOI) at Nangia Specialty Hospital proudly introduces the Varian Halcyon E, the first of its kind in the Vidarbha region, an advanced radiotherapy machine for comprehensive Cancer Care. Today marks a significant milestone in cancer treatment as Honorable Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates the Halycon E radiation therapy machine, with the first cancer patient receiving treatment, signifying the official launch of operations for the machine. The launch embodies AOI’s comprehensive approach to combating cancer, aligning seamlessly with their primary campaign, #VoiceOfVictory,
The Halcyon Machine known for its precision and efficiency in Radiation Therapy, signifies a paradigm shift in cancer treatment technology. Its innovative features promise enhanced patient comfort, reduced treatment times, and superior treatment outcomes. It further simplifies critical techniques such as craniospinal irradiation (CSI) for patients with central nervous system malignancies. The facility optimises image-guided radiotherapies such as cone-beam CT imaging within 17 seconds and helps in speeding up the treatment process.
Honorable Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, expressed his optimism about the impact of this technological advancement in the fight against cancer. He stated, “On World Cancer Day, we must unite to Close the Care Gap and ensure access to advanced treatments for all. The introduction of the Varian Halcyon E at American Oncology Institute signifies a significant step forward in our collective fight against cancer. This initiative aligns perfectly with the theme of the day, emphasizing the importance of innovative solutions in enhancing patient care and outcomes. This endeavor reflects the spirit of progress and compassion that defines our healthcare landscape.”
Harish Trivedi, CEO, CTSI-South Asia, emphasized the significance of this breakthrough, stating, “Under the banner of #VoiceOfVictory, AOI aims to unveil and celebrate stories that propel individuals toward triumphs, emphasizing the transformative power of resilience and a positive mindset. The Varian Halcyon E represents a cornerstone in our efforts to provide cutting-edge cancer care, offering enhanced precision, efficiency, and comfort for patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment. This technology epitomizes the relentless pursuit of excellence in healthcare and sets a new standard for oncological care in the Vidarbha region.”
Dr Amit Dhawan, Regional Chief Operating Officer (RCOO), AOI Nagpur emphasized the significance of the Halcyon Machine in advancing cancer treatment standards. He remarked, “The machine delivers highly targeted cancer treatments with extreme precision and accuracy at a speed up to four times the standard technology. At AOI, we continuously strive to integrate the latest advancements in oncology to provide our patients with the best possible care. The introduction of the Halcyon Machine reinforces our commitment to delivering precise, efficient, and patient-centric treatment modalities. With its advanced capabilities of this machine, we will revolutionize cancer treatment, offering patients access to state-of-the-art therapies close to home.”
Mahesh Nangia, Promoter, Nangia Specialty Hospital, expressed, “We are delighted to join hands with American Oncology Institute in introducing the Varian Halcyon E, an advanced radiotherapy machine that marks a significant leap in Cancer Care for the Vidarbha region. This collaboration embodies our shared commitment to providing state-of-the-art healthcare solutions, ensuring that our community has access to the latest advancements in cancer treatment, right here in Nagpur.”
The system is well suited to treat cancer patients, offering advanced treatments for lung, prostate, breast, head & neck, and many other forms of cancer. The introduction of the Halcyon Machine at AOI’s Nangia Specialty Hospital underscores its leadership in advancing Cancer Care in the region. With a commitment to innovation, compassion, and excellence, AOI continues to redefine the standards of oncological care, offering hope and healing to patients and their families.

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