Research is an Imperative For Us!
Cancer Medicine is a relatively nascent branch of healthcare. While William Harvey discovered the circulation of blood in 1625 and so began the quest for logical deduction of causes of illnesses, malignant disease was not major concern of doctors.The birth of cancer medicine dates back to 1949 when Sidney Farber discovered that Aminopterin can achieve remission s in acute lymphoblastic leukemia . Thereafter there has been an explosion of the disease as well as of remedies to cancer. Today, treatment of cancer is synonymous with research. As a leading cancer institute, we ask relevent questions & design suitable trials to answer them.
Our country has unique cancer patients- unique by geography, history and demography. The objectives of basic research are elucidate the characteristics of cancers in our national demography. Towards this end, we have integrated our programmes with those of the National Cancer Research Project [NCRP] Another objective of research is to create solutions in translational biology. Theclassic bench to bedside model can be practiced here , thanks to the abundance of the numbers of cancer patients we encounter. Today, we are a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) recognized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.Research
Cancer is a non-communicable disease and major cause of death around the world. Each year it affects the lives of so many people and profoundly impacts the lives of millions. One of every two men and one out of three women will get cancer in their lifetimes. Research helps to identify the causes of cancer and points the way to improved methods of early detection, prevention and treatment. Cancer research ranges from epidemiology, molecular bioscience to the performance of clinical trials to evaluate and compare applications of the various cancer treatments.
Rajiv Gandhi cancer Institute & Research Center (RGCI&RC) provides comprehensive cancer care with compassion. Research is an important focus at RGCI&RC. The Institute is recognized as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The investigations of the Institute range from clinical trials, which test the safety and efficacy of new treatments, to translational research, which acts as a bridge between discoveries made in the laboratory and those made in the clinic, to statistical and computational research focused analyzing and interpreting biomedical data.Basic Research
Basic research is defined as any experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundations of phenomenon and observable facts, without any particular or specific application or use in view.
To augment the research activities of the Institute, the Research Department was established in the year 2005 to support the scientists and the clinicians of the Institute in conducting various types of research. This research helps in the improvement of diagnosis and treatment of patients.Vision
Integrate basic, clinical and translational research for better chemoprevention, early diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of cancerObjectives
- To conduct research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and methods of cancer treatment and develop strategies.
- To develop, coordinate and stimulate translational and clinical research to improve the management of cancer and related problems.
- To uncover the underlying mechanisms of basic molecular and cell biology to underpin the identification of new strategies for cancer therapeutics.
- To undertake multidisciplinary studies involving epidemiological, behavioral, clinical, biochemical, and molecular biological aspects to understand the natural history, biological behaviour and mechanisms of carcinogenesis.