Taking a step ahead in its ongoing mission against cancer, Apollo Hospitals recently announced that renowned senior oncologist Dr Anil K D’Cruz had joined the group as Director (Oncology), Apollo Hospitals, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
An internationally renowned clinician, researcher and teacher of head and neck oncology, Dr Anil K D’Cruz has over 33 years of experience in the field of cancer.
Dr D’Cruz will drive Apollo Hospitals’ efforts in the fight against cancer, focussing on providing and overseeing care and treatment for patients suffering from head and neck cancer, oral and laryngeal cancer and cancer affecting the thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands.
Dr D’Cruz has undergone special training for head and neck surgery at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, laser surgery at Vanderbilt University, US, and speech rehabilitation at Indianapolis, US.
About Dr Anil K D’Cruz
Awarded an honorary FRCS by the Royal College of Surgeons, London, Dr D’Cruz is the first Indian to hold the prestigious post of President-Elect (2018-2020) and President (2020-2022) of the Union International for Cancer Control, Geneva, Switzerland, which is the largest organisation globally committed to the cause of cancer control.
Before joining Apollo Hospitals, Dr D’Cruz was Director and Chief of Head-Neck Services at Tata Memorial Hospital. He has held leadership positions and is on the board of numerous professional organisations, universities, research organisations and cancer institutions across the country and abroad.
- His landmark contribution to management of neck nodes in oral cancer was awarded the prestigious plenary at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 2015
- With over 250 peer-reviewed publications and chapters to his name, Dr D’Cruz is on the editorial board of many reputed national and international journals
to be on board’
‘I’m extremely happy to come on board Apollo Hospitals and lead the group’s oncology programme. Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of bringing the latest, cutting-edge medical technology to the country for the benefit of cancer patients and I’m pleased to join hands with Apollo in their mission against cancer. While I’ll be primarily based out of Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai, I shall be working across Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi to take forward our Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy’s healing mission’
— Dr Anil K D’Cruz, Director, Oncology, Apollo Hospitals
‘Our goal at Apollo Hospitals is to offer world-class health-care that is accessible and affordable. Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, offers comprehensive precision technology for treatment of cancer by offering experienced multi-disciplinary consultants with organ specific protocols. The prevailing JCI accreditation ensures that best clinical practices and medical outcomes are sustained. We’re pleased to welcome Dr Anil D’Cruz to our team of experienced clinicians and are sure that cancer patients at Apollo Hospitals will benefit from his experience and expertise and receive the best cancer care services’
— Santosh Marathe, COO, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai