Fortis Cancer Summit Bengaluru Unveils Advances in Precision Oncology Care

Fortis Healthcare is delighted to declare the successful commencement of the Fortis Cancer Summit held at the Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel, Brigade Gateway. Focused on the theme 'Practice Changing Advances in Precision Oncology,' this transformative event aims to revolutionize cancer treatment by highlighting innovations throughout the entire spectrum of cancer care. The formal inauguration was attended by distinguished dignitaries, with the Honourable Health Minister of Karnataka, Sri Dinesh Gundu Rao, serving as the Chief Guest, and Dr. Prem Kumar Nair, Group CEO - IHH, honored as the Guest of Honour.

The summit is anticipated to serve as a dynamic confluence of ideas, experiences, and pioneering innovations, poised to drive a transformative shift in the realm of cancer treatment and research. The Fortis Cancer Summit has brought together a gathering of over 800 specialists and faculty members from both national and international spheres, featuring more than 250 experts specializing in various oncological disciplines. These professionals, representing Fortis Cancer Institutes and other esteemed centers, will be actively engaged over the 2-day event for collaborative sessions, delving into discussions about the latest advancements in diagnostic tools and therapeutic oncology innovations.

The summit will concentrate on exploring the cutting edge of cancer research and studies conducted throughout the year 2023, spanning a diverse range of cancer types. Discussions will revolve around the latest breakthroughs in emerging therapies, including topics such as Artificial Intelligence in Precision Oncology, Immunotherapy, Targeted Therapies, Liquid Biopsy, CAR-T Cell Therapy, and Radio Molecular Theragnostic.

It also provides a platform for young researchers and clinicians from various regions to contribute to cancer care innovation. On the inauguration, the Honourable Health Minister of Karnataka, Sri Dinesh Gundu Rao, said, “As we gather all doctors and healthcare professionals at the Fortis Cancer Summit, we foster crucial discussions on improving practices to combat the prevalent disease of cancer. Understanding its rise due to changing lifestyles affecting even the youth, we, as a government, emphasize early detection. Cancer takes a toll on individuals and families, prompting our focus on support, screening, and utilizing new technologies. Overcoming stigma in rural areas is a challenge, but advancements like AI can contribute to early detection solutions. Every life saved matters, urging stakeholders to unite in harnessing AI and technology for early detection, a crucial step in addressing various cancers beyond our current scope. The vast amount of medical data available holds immense research potential. As a government, we stand committed to supporting such endeavours in India, a knowledge hub. Congratulations to Fortis for organizing a summit that facilitates knowledge sharing, paving the way for effective solutions in the field of cancer".

Dr. Prem Kumar Nair, Group CEO - IHH, expressed, “It’s an absolute privilege to be a part of the Fortis Cancer Summit, where I am witnessing the extraordinary dedication and innovation propelling cancer care forward. This summit serves as a powerful demonstration of our collective commitment to revolutionizing cancer treatment through collaboration and cutting-edge research. I am deeply inspired by the tireless efforts of healthcare professionals and researchers gathered here, all striving to redefine the landscape of cancer care. The insights shared and collaborations formed during this event hold immense promise for the future of oncology. Together, we are paving the way for significant advancements in cancer treatment, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care and outcomes. I am deeply honoured to contribute to this transformative journey and eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will bring to cancer patients worldwide".

Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare, emphasized, “The Fortis Cancer Summit holds a special place in our hearts as it reflects our unwavering commitment to advancing cancer care through precision oncology. This summit marks a pivotal juncture in Fortis Healthcare's journey, signifying our dedication to leading advancements in cancer treatment and research. By bringing together some of the brightest minds in oncology, our aim is to cultivate an environment of innovation and collaboration, charting the course for the future of cancer care. Looking ahead, we remain steadfast in our commitment to pioneering breakthroughs and shaping the landscape of oncology to ensure a brighter and healthier future for all".