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Department of Medical Oncology

A highly qualified, experienced and dedicated team of medical oncologists is available at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre. The team is further grouped according to the area of specialization as per disease of different organ systems. Evidence based, internationally approved Chemotherapy guidelines are followed for treatment of various solid and hematological malignancies.

Medical oncology department extends their support and services to the patients who are beyond the scope of active chemotherapy treatment by offering optimum palliation. Medical oncology OPD services are available from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 AM to 5.30 PM while emergency services are available 24×7.

The hospital’s medical oncology department includes specially trained nursing and peripheral staff that assists in the administration of Chemotherapy in Day Care as well as in indoor. Chemotherapy Drug mixing is done at a separately designated Cytotoxic Admixture lab, under laminar airflow with prescribed quality controls.

In order to make administration of chemotherapy safe and more patient friendly, use of central catheters or ports is instituted routinely in the department. The medical oncology department at the hospital is also backed by a modern and highly efficient blood bank offering facility round the clock for blood & blood components.

Medical oncology department is actively involved in research and academic activities as well, which includes a successful DNB medical Oncology program running over decade.

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