Curability has increased to about 60 per cent

The curability of cancer has increased to about 60 to 70 per cent after modern treatment procedures have come into use, Dr. Babaiah, Medical Director of American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad, has said.

Talking to reporters here on Sunday, Dr. Babaiah said that earlier, the survival rate of cancer patients was only 20 to 30 per cent in the eighties. However, the incidence of cancer is growing due to lifestyle changes.

Cervical cancer and breast cancer in women have the highest incidence in India. Smoking, tobacco consumption, alcohol and genetic factors are the leading causes of cancer in India.

The American Oncology Institute at Hyderabad was set up a year ago in collaboration with Cancer Treatment Services International, US, as its first branch outside the US.

He said the same treatment protocol and procedures in vogue in the USA were followed in the Indian centre also. He said the AOI had made available world class treatment to patients in AP.

He said the AOI acquired high precision True Beam radio therapy device and tumour tracking Calypso System which destroyed cancer cells without much damage to the healthy cells. On the relation between cancer incidence and mobile phone usage, Dr. Babaiah said the controversy was yet to be proven but as cancer experts, they could advise the public to minimise the usage of mobile phones considering the radioactivity associated with the gadget.

Executive Director Rajesh M., vice-president of CTSI Christopher Brooks, IMA Kurnool Chapter President Sankara Sarma and others were present.


  • Incidence of cancer is growing due to lifestyle changes: Dr. Babaiah

  • Cervical cancer and breast cancer in women have the highest incidence in India