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Quantum Leaps in Nuclear Oncology – Towards Precision Medicine

Over the last few years, the field of nuclear oncology has witnessed several advancements based on continued research. Progress in nuclear medicine is leading to better outcomes in treating several cancers. Especially in cases of thyroid cancer, prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumours, nuclear medicine has offered a lot of hope, said Dr. P. S. Choudhury, Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) and the Organising Chairperson of the annu... Read More

Advancements in Medical Oncology: New Hope for Cancer Patients

Cancer is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Medical oncology is an integral part of this approach, providing a range of treatment options that target cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissues.  In this article, let us explore the various components of medical oncology and its role in a multidisciplinary cancer treatment plan. What Is Medical Oncology? Read More

Medical Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cancer Treatment

Oncology is the study of cancer. Medical oncology is a subspeciality of oncology, i.e., physicians who can specialise in cancer treatment using chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and other medications. They collaborate with other specialists, such as surgeons and radiation oncologists, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. The main role of a medical oncologist is to provide systemic therapy, which involves the use of drugs that can reach cancer c... Read More

World Physiotherapy Day

Department of Physiotherapy & Onco Rehabilitation celebrated World Physiotherapy Day on 8th September 2022 at Indraprastha Hall to raise awareness about the significant contribution of the profession in keeping people well, mobile and independent. The event started by an opening remark by Dr. Sudhir Rawal, Medical Director & Chief of Genito Uro Oncology Services and welcome note by Dr. Pinky Yadav, Chief of Operations cum Medical Superintendent. There was a Health Talk on work related musculoskeletal disorders by... Read More

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

On the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, RGCIRC, Rohini, organized a full day programme on 08th October 2022. The morning session started with inaugural remarks by Mr. D. S. Negi (CEO, RGCIRC, Rohini), Dr. Sudhir Rawal (Medical Director, RGCIRC, Rohini) and Dr. Gauri Kapoor (Medical Director, RGCIRC, Niti Bagh). This was followed by scientific sessions which included talks on Introduction to Palliative care and Hospice by Dr. Kinshuki Jain, Communication Skills by Dr. Ullas Batra, Co-Di... Read More

Oncology Book Launch

On 10th September 2022, at India Habitat Centre, RGCIRC launched the Oncology book, DeVita, Hellman and Rosenberg’s Cancer - Principles and Practice of Oncology, Review, published by Wolters and Kluwer and edited by Dr. Swarupa Mitra, Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncologist, RGCIRC. The book was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Member of Parliament and Former Health Minister, Govt of India. The Dias was graced by Mr. Amod Kanth, Former IPS DGP, JAC Society and Jt. Coordinator Niti Ayog, Dr. Selva Murthy, VC Amity University, Dr. A... Read More

What Is New In 5th Edition WHO-FGT

The WHO classification of tumours are a system specific fascicles, also commonly known as WHO blue books. The fifth edition of WHO blue books are revised & updated edition, under the leadership of Dr. Ian Cree. The aim is to provide a classification and a set of international standards which underpin the diagnosis of tumour worldwide. The new classification emphasized on key molecular events that resulted in the discovery of new tumour types and in refinement to ... Read More

Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare : A Felt Need

Emotional intelligence (E.I) has been quoted as an attribute which can improve the quality of work, increase productivity and help in personal and organizational success. Interest in EI arose from Goleman’s ‘Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ’, which convened that success depended more on the ability to understand and control emotions than on IQ. One of the most appropriate definitions of E.I. is “a set of abilities (verbal and non-verbal) that enable a person to gen... Read More

Public Lecture Series of RGCIRC for Silver Jubilee Celebration

The “C” word (cancer) carries with it social stigma and taboo in many parts of our country and an aggrieved common man along with his caregivers is often perplexed with myriad questions like “why me?”, “could we have prevented it?” and “what can I/we do to alleviate the current situation?”. RGCIRC being one of the best at cancer care delivery in the country, and catering to thousands of such patients each year, decided to not only answer these queries, but also create awareness regarding... Read More

Palliative Care: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits for People?

If you have never heard of palliative care, then you are one of the lucky ones who has never gone through the struggle. However, if you have heard the word, chances are you have heard it recently. Palliative care is one of the most demanding care facilities being asked for in recent times.  After the spread of COVID-19 virus, the demand for palliative care rose and more people got educated about this option. More and more hospitals are trying to provide palliat... Read More

Congratulations – We are now 25 !

RGCIRC celebrated the completion of 25 glorious years on 1st July. However, instead of a grand celebration, a quieter ceremony marked the occasion with thanksgiving to all the medical professionals who sacrificed their comforts and lives in serving humanity through one of the toughest health emergencies ever witnessed. Besides lamp lighting and a prayer session, the silver jubilee celebration witnessed the unveiling of Silver Jubilee Logo, new state-of-t... Read More

Palliative Care and Beliefs About Dying

Patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses have a tough time dealing with their psychological health and beliefs about dying. The best way to improve their life quality both physically and mentally is to opt for palliative care. Such an approach goes a long way in relieving the suffering of patients. The Palliative Care Approach Palliative care experts identify pain, assess the condition of patients and treat them accord... Read More

Webinar with IMA Saharanpur

RGCIRC organized a webinar in association with IMA Saharanpur on Friday, 29th January 2021 though Zoom. Dr. Kundan Singh Chufal, Sr. Consultant and Chief of Breast and Thoracic Radiation Oncology delivered a lecture on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Its Role in Oncology: Can AI Help Medical Management to Be Efficient? and Dr. Manish Sharma, Consultant – Medical Oncology spoke on Two Decades of Cancer Research Progress in the said virtual meeting. The webinar was well appreciated by the gathering. Read More

Live Healthy Life with Your Loved Ones

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world and according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which said that one in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime and one in 15 will die of the disease. Cancer puts a significant amount of pressure on patients and their dear ones. Although notable progress in the field of Read More

You Should Aware About Different Types Of Cancer

  Cancer is one of those deadly diseases that spares no one. It silently comes unannounced and one cannot even begin to fathom how they got it in the first place. It is life-threatening in most of its forms and can also leave the person with permanent ailments. It not only affects the person who is diagnosed with it but also takes a big toll on the people surrounding the patient. It is of paramou... Read More

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