DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
The department has been successfully functioning from the Regional Cancer Centre from May 2009. The department is equipped with a fully functional ICU, 3 BMT beds and 25 beds in general and private wards. We register close to 2000 new cases annually with an average annual OPD attendance of 45,000 patients. Currently we train students in DM Medical Oncology, PDF in Hemato-oncology, and PDF IN Pediatric Oncology. In addition, we train PhD students involved in basic and clinical cancer research.
Research is focused on relation of molecular aspects of pathophysiology of cancers (solid and hematological) with their clinical outcomes. The department has secured extramural funding of over 3 crores for multiple projects planned to be executed over the next 3 years.
For the improvement of patient care services the department has involved social workers, special patient guides and a full time dietician. In addition, we also participate in multiple fund-raising activities for the department and patient awareness programs. We have partnered with multiple NGOs for the support of patient care. Last year, at the time of COVID pandemic, none of the services were stopped, and attempts were made to continue timely treatment for patient with curative malignancies especially hematological and pediatric cancers.Last Updated :15-Sep-2022