The Department of Surgical Oncology at Cancer Institute has a team of highly experienced surgeons.
Cancers in each part of the body vary highly from each other. The surgical treatment therefore should be
considerably different from each other. That is why at Cancer Institute, we have separated the surgical
oncologists based on the cancers they operate upon. We have highly specialized organ specific surgical oncologists
who routinely perform simple to complex surgeries. Thus if a patient has cancer in the pancreas, he'll be treated only
by a gastric onco surgeon. The Department has tertiary level support of state-of-the art operation theatres and
technology & equipment, Intensive Care Units, highly trained technicians, nursing team apart from Anesthetists,
Intensivists and other support staff. The specialists from the Department of Surgical Oncology perform surgical
procedures for the most cancers, such as:
Department of Medical Oncology at Cancer Institute provides state-of-the art services in the
management of cancer through the use of chemotherapy and allied drugs and Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
The Department is serviced by highly qualified and dedicated full-time medical oncologists. The Department has
expertise in the management of hematological malignancies such as acute and chronic leukemia, lymphomas,
multiple myelomas, all solid tumours and Germ Cell Tumours. At Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art
Blood and Marrow Transplant unit is dedicated solely to the care of transplant patients and their families. We
perform both autologous (patient's own cells) and allogeneic (matched donor cells) transplants to treat many
different types of cancer, including Hodgkin's Disease, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Testicular
cancer, Leukemia (acute and chronic) and Aplastic anemia. Our experts are actively engaged in research to find
newer avenues to treat cancer, including graft engineering and immunotherapy (using body's own immune system).
The interdisciplinary team includes medical oncologists/ hematologists, pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, social
workers, and genetic counselors.
The Department of radiation oncology houses the machine, making Cancer Institute
the most advanced radiotherapy unit anywhere in the world. The modality provides radiation therapy treatments for both adults and children in a congenial atmosphere.
External radiotherapy/ Teletherapy with TrueBeamTM STx:
- 2D convention planning
- Electron beam treatment
- 3Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
- RapidArc (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy)
- Gating technique for tumours that move with respiration
- Gated RapidArc
- Stereotactic treatment like
- Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)
- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
Interventional Oncology services
The Department of Interventional Oncology is fully equipped to fulfil all the imaging requirements for screening, early
diagnosis, accurate staging and regular assessment of disease status in cancer patients. It offers new and expanded
opportunities to investigate cancer therapies that use imaging technology to diagnose and treat localized cancers in ways
that are precisely targeted and minimal or non-invasive. The Centre's goal is localised treatment and drug delivery. And it
achieves it by use of advanced imaging technologies, including cutting-edge Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),
Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and Computed Tomography (CT) - combined with the capability to use all three
technologies simultaneously to navigate a therapeutic device through the body
Radio-embolisation delivers microscopic radioactive beads to the tumour.
Bland embolisation can block the blood supply; and chemo-embolisation combines this technique with
chemotherapeutic drug delivery.
Transarterial chemotherapy allows chemotherapeutic drugs to be delivered in high doses directly to the site of
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Head & Neck Cancer