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Dr. Gauri Kapoor


Medical Director RGCIRC, Nitibagh Director Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Sector - 5, Rohini, Delhi - 110 085
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

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Dr. Gauri Kapoor is an alumnus of Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. She earned her PhD in Molecular Oncology from University of Delhi (ACBR).

Dr. Gauri Kapoor is a leading Pediatric Oncologist of National stature, she carries an experience of 30 years in Pediatric (Medical) Oncology. She has worked in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA. She is a recipient of Heinz fellowship by Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London.

Currently, she is Director and Head of Department of Pediatric Hematology - Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre. She joined RGCI&RC in May 1997 and developed the Department of Pediatrics to its current premier status. National Board of Examination recognizes the Department for fellowship training of 2 post graduates in the subspecialty every year since 2008.

Dr Kapoor has donned many hats and chaired many committees with her dynamic leadership. She has been the chairperson of the Pediatric Hematology Oncology chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Chair InPOG Late effects committee of IAPs and chairperson of Infection Control Committee, RGCI&RC. In recognition of her administrative skills she holds the additional responsibility of Medical Director of our Institute's Nitibagh facility in South Delhi. Her interest in academics and research is well known and she has more than 75 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Her areas of interest include pediatric leukemias, molecular oncology, stem cell transplant, survivorship and awareness programs for childhood cancer for general public as well as practitioners.



  • Cytotoxic unit -From May 2012 to present have streamlined the unit in terms of quality of mixing, staff training, supervision and asepsis
  • Chair Pharmaco Therapeutic committee, RGCI&RC 2016-2017
  • Chairperson of the Pediatric Hematology Oncology chapter of IAP 2017-2018
  • Chair InPOG Late effects committee of IAP 2015-2017
  • Chairperson of Infection Control Committee, RGCI&RC (current)
  • Chemotherapy protocols standardized for nurses to reduce errors
  • Development of ACT clinic (after completion of therapy clinic )
  • Organised RGCON 2011 with theme of Pediatric Malignancies
  • ICMR guidelines committee for management protocols for childhood cancers


  • Fellowship in survivorship program (2016) at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
  • Best Research Paper RGCON 2014, International Conference
  • Heinz fellowship by Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London.
  • Awarded Gulati Foundation Fellowship (USA), for training in stem cells lab at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, 1996 (4 weeks)


  • Verma P, Jain S, Kapoor G, Tripathi R, Sharma P, Doval DC.   IAP Chemotherapy Regimen Is a Viable and Cost-effective Option in Children and Adolescents With Osteosarcoma: A Comparative Analysis With MAP Regimen on Toxicity and Survival. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2021 May 1; 43(4):e466-e471. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001946. PMID: 32925402.
  • Malhotra P, Kapoor G, Jain S, Jain S, Sharma A. Indian Pediatr. Obesity and Sarcopenia in Survivors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 2021 May 15; 58(5):436-440. doi: 10.1007/s13312-021-2213-7. Epub 2021 Jan 2. PMID: 33408276; PMCID: PMC8139219.
  • Teotia N, Jain S, Kapoor G, Koneru S.Olanzapine for the Treatment of Breakthrough Vomiting in Children Receiving Moderate and High Emetogenic Chemotherapy. Indian Pediatr. 2020 Nov 15; 57(11):1069-1070. PMID: 33231177.
  • Kapoor G, Goswami M, Sharma S, Mehta A, Dhillon JK. Assessment of oral health status of children with Leukemia: A cross-sectional study. Spec Care Dentist. 2019 Nov; 39(6):564-571. doi: 10.1111/scd.12419. Epub 2019 Sep 17. PMID: 31529729.
  • Jain, S., Kapoor, G., Koneru, S. et al. A randomized, open-label non-inferiority study to compare palonosetron and ondansetron for prevention of acute chemotherapy-induced vomiting in children with cancer receiving moderate or high emetogenic chemotherapy. Jain S, Kapoor G, Koneru S, Vishwakarma G. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Sep; 26(9):3091-3097. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4158-5. Epub 2018 Mar 22. PMID: 29564625.
  • Vyas C, Jain S, Kapoor G, Mehta A, Takkar Chugh P.  Experience with generic pegylated L-asparaginase in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and monitoring of serum asparaginase activity. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 Aug-Sep; 35(5-6):331-340. doi: 10.1080/08880018.2018.1538277. Epub 2018 Nov 29. PMID: 30488741.
  • Jain S, Mehta A, Kapoor G, Bhurani D, Jain S, Agrawal N, Ahmed R, Kumar D. Evaluating New Markers for Minimal Residual Disease Analysis by Flow Cytometry in Precursor B Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2018 Jan; 34(1):48-53. doi: 10.1007/s12288-017-0845-5. Epub 2017 Jul 3. PMID: 29398799; PMCID: PMC5786637.
  • Kapoor G, Singh N. Role of apoptotic markers in paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Indian J Med Res. 2018 Mar; 147(3):225-227. doi: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_906_17. PMID: 29923509; PMCID: PMC6022391.
  • MALHOTRA P, KAPOOR G,  JAIN S, et al.  Incidence and Risk Factors For Hypertension During Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy .
  • Koneru S, Jain S, Kapoor G. A rare case of Acute Megakaryoblastic leukemia with orbital chloroma in a non Down syndrome child  Asian journal of oncology journal : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-83
  • Jain S, Jain S, Kapoor G*, Virmani A, Bajpai R.No impact of disease and its treatment on bone mineral density in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Apr;64(4). doi: 10.1002/pbc.26271. Epub 2016 Sep 26.
  • Radhakrishnan V, Kapoor G*, Arora B, Bansal D, Vora T, Prasad M, Chinnaswamy G, Laskar S, Agarwala S, Kaur T, Rath GK, Bakhshi S. Management of Hodgkins Lymphoma: ICMR Consensus Document. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 May;84(5):371-381. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2304-6. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
  • Bhethanabhotla S, Jain S, Kapoor G, Mahajan A, Chopra A, Vishnubhatla S, Bakhshi S. Outcome of pediatric advanced Hodgkin lymphoma treated with ABVD and predictors of inferior survival: a multicenter study of 186 patients. Leuk Lymphoma. 2017 Jul;58(7):1617-1623. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2016.1262951. Epub 2016 Dec 6.
  • Panda SP, Chinnaswamy G, Vora T, Prasad M, Bansal D, Kapoor G, Radhakrishnan V, Agarwala S, Laskar S, Arora B, Kaur T, Rath GK, Bakhshi S. Diagnosis and Management of Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children and Adolescents: ICMR Consensus Document. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 May;84(5):393-402. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2315-3. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
  • Thacker N, Bakhshi S, Chinnaswamy G, Vora T, Prasad M, Bansal D, Agarwala S, Kapoor G, Radhakrishnan V, Laskar S, Kaur T, Rath GK, Dhaliwal RS, Arora B. Management of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: ICMR Consensus Document. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 May;84(5):382-392. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2318-0. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
  • Bansal D, Totadri S, Chinnaswamy G, Agarwala S, Vora T, Arora B, Prasad M, Kapoor G, Radhakrishnan V, Laskar S, Kaur T, Rath GK, Bakhshi S. Management of Neuroblastoma: ICMR Consensus Document. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;84(6):446-455. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2298-0. Epub 2017 Apr 3.
  • Prasad M, Vora T, Agarwala S, Laskar S, Arora B, Bansal D, Kapoor G, Chinnaswamy G, Radhakrishnan V, Kaur T, Rath GK, Bakhshi S. Management of Wilms Tumor: ICMR Consensus Document. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;84(6):437-445. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2305-5. Epub 2017 Apr 3.
  • Agarwala S, Mitra A, Bansal D, Kapoor G, Vora T, Prasad M, Chinnaswamy G, Arora B, Radhakrishnan V, Laskar S, Kaur T, Dhaliwal RS, Rath GK, Bakhshi S. Management of Pediatric Malignant Germ Cell Tumors: ICMR Consensus Document. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;84(6):465-472. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2308-2. Epub 2017 Apr 1.
  • Agarwala S, Gupta A, Bansal D, Vora T, Prasad M, Arora B, Kapoor G, Chinnaswamy G, Radhakrishnan V, Laskar S, Kaur T, Dhaliwal RS, Rath GK, Bakhshi S. Management of Hepatoblastoma: ICMR Consensus Document. Indian J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;84(6):456-464. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2301-9. Epub 2017 Mar 29.
  • Jain S, Mehta A, Kapoor G, Bhurani D, Jain S et al Evaluating New Markers for Minimal Residual Disease Analysis by Flow Cytometry in Precursor B Lymphoblastic Leukemia J Hematol Blood Transfus (2017). doi:10.1007/s12288-017-0845-5.
  • Vyas, C., Jain, S., Kapoor, G. Therapy Related AML/MDS Following Treatment for Childhood Cancer: Experience from a Tertiary Care Centre in North India J Hematol Blood Transfus (2017). doi:10.1007/s12288-017-0845-5.
  • Jain S, Kapoor G*, Bajpai R. ABVD-Based Therapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children and Adolescents: Lessons Learnt in a Tertiary Care Oncology Center in a Developing Country. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jun;63(6):1024-30. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25935. Epub 2016 Feb 8.
  • Verma P, Jain S, Kapoor G. Complete response to crizotinib in chemotherapy refractory neuroblastoma. South Asian J Cancer. 2016.
  • Jain S, Kapoor G. Chemotherapy in Osteosarcoma: Current Strategies (Review). Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors (JBST). 2016 Jan-April;2(1):27-32.
  • M Payal, Jain S, Kapoor G. Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis with Occlusion of Internal Carotid Artery in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatric Neurology. 2015 Dec;53(6):541-2. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.08.017. Epub 2015 Sep 4.
  • Kumar, M. K. Panigrahi, K. K. Saikia, G. Kapoor, A. Mehta in Molecular Biology (2015).Molecular analysis of childhood B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Identification and prognosis of rare breakpoints.Molecular Biology (2015). November 2015, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp 843–847
  • Gupta A, Kapoor G, Jain S, Bajpai R. Absolute Lymphocyte Count Recovery Independently Predicts Outcome in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Experience From a Tertiary Care Cancer Center of a Developing Country. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Volume 37, Number 3, April 2015, pp. e143-e149(7).
  • Jain S, Kapoor G. Invasive aspergillosis in children with acute leukemia at a resource limited oncology center. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Jain S, Jain Sandeep, Kapoor G. Imatinib-associated massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and hepatic encephalopathy in a child with Philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A case report and review of the literature. South Asian J Cancer. 2014 Oct-Dec; 3(4): 234–235. doi: 4103/2278-330X.142997
  • Kapoor G, Sachdeva N, Jain S Epidemiology of bacterial isolates among pediatric cancer patients from a tertiary care oncology centre in North India : Indian journal of cancer 2014;51 (4):420-424.
  • Dhamija M, Kapoor G, Juneja A .Infusional Chemotherapy and Medication Errors in a Tertiary Care Pediatric Cancer Unit in a Resource-limited Setting. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol.2013 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24136029.
  • Jain S, Kapoor G. How to treat relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia: transplant vs. conventional chemotherapy. Indian J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;80(10):846-52. doi: 10.1007/s12098-013-1036-5. Epub 2013 Apr 30.
  • Kapoor G, Sinha R, Abedin S. Experience with high dose methotrexate therapy in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a tertiary care cancer centre of a developing country. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Sep;59(3):448-53. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24081. Epub 2012 Jan 23.
  • Kapoor G. Commentary(editorial) Environmental exposures and childhood cancer. Indian Pediatrics Feb 2012. Vol 49(2),page 101-102.
  • Das K, Jain S, Chichra A, Gupta H, Kapoor G. Non-Hematological tumors of head and neck region in the pediatric age group in a tertiary care cancer centre. Pediatric Surgery Int.  2011 Sep;27(9):919-23.DOI: 10.1007/s00383-011-2916-2.
  • Kapoor G, Das K. Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Children. Indian J Pediatrics 2012 Jul;79(7):936-42. doi: 10.1007/s12098-011-0560-4. Epub 2011 Sep 21.
  • Kapoor G, Rupal Sinha, Rahul Naithani, Meenal Chandgothia. Thiopurine Smethyltransferase gene polymorphism and 6-mercaptopurine dose intensity in Indian children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia Research 2010;34(8),1023-36
  • Yadav SP, Kharya G, Mohan N, Sehgal A, Bhat S, Jain S, Kapoor G, Sachdeva A. Langerhans cell histiocytosis with digestive tract involvement. Pediatr Blood Cancer.2010 Oct;55(4):748-53.
  • Jain S, Kapoor G.Severe life threatening neurotoxicity in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia receiving posaconazole and vincristine. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 May;54(5):783.
  • Saha R, Jain S, Naithani R, Kapoor G. Chemotherapy-induced palmoplantar erythrodysesthesia in a child with Burkitt lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Oct;53(4):682.
  • Jain S, Naithani R, Kapoor G, Nath T. L-asparaginase induced severe hypertriglyceridemia in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with 11q23abnormality. Leuk Res.2009 Nov;33(11):e194.
  • Jain S, Kapoor G. Chemotherapy in Ewing’s sarcoma. Indian J Orthop. 2010 Oct–Dec; 44(4): 369–377.
  • Akshay Tiwari, Himesh Gupta, Sandeep Jain, Gauri Kapoor. Outcome of multimodality treatment of Ewing's sarcoma of the extremities. Indian J Orthop. 2010 Oct–Dec; 44(4): 378-383.
  • Kapoor G, Maitra A, Somlata, Brahmachari V. Application of SNaPshot for analysis of thiopurine methyltransferase gene polymorphism. Indian J Med Res May;2009.500-505.
  • Kaicker Shipra, Kapoor Gauri. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children with special reference to Indian scenario. Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics 2009;11(2)140-152 2.
  • Arora RS, Eden TO, Kapoor G. Epidemiology of childhood cancer in India.Indian J Cancer. 2009 Oct-Dec;46(4):264-73. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.55546
  • Abedin S, Kapoor G. Peripherally inserted central venous catheters are a good option for prolonged venous access in children with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Aug;51(2):251-5.
  • Sarfraz Abedin, Vijay Gupta, P.S. Choudhury, Gauri Kapoor, A.K. Dewan. Thyroid carcinoma as second malignant neoplasm after Hodgkin’s lymphoma (case report). Indian J Med Pediatr Oncol 2007; 28(1);39-41.
  • Kapoor G. How I treat Relapsed ALL in children. Indian J Med Pediatr Oncol 2003;24(3)34-38.
  • Pavithran K, Kapoor G. Acute Myeloid leukemia in a child with Goldenhar syndrome. Medical and Pediatric Oncology 2002,38;6:451-452.
  • Shearer P, Kapoor G etal. Secondary AML in Wilms tumor. American Journal of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology,2001 Feb;23(2):109-111.
  • Kapoor G. Solid Tumors in Children: Neuroblastoma. Pediatric Clinics of India,33(3):10-19,1998.
  • Kapoor G, Kadam P, Chogule A, et al. Secondary ANLL with t(11;19) following etoposide and cisplatin for ovarian germ cell tumor. Indian J Chemotherapy 1997; 34(2):84-7.
  • Kapoor G, Albrecht R, Craver R, et al. Diffuse large cell lymphoma presenting as inflammatory bowel disease in an adolescent with ataxia telangiectasia. Leukemia Research 20:997-998,1996.
  • Kapoor G, Yu LC. Essential thrombocythemia. American Journal of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 18:381-383,1996
  • Kapoor G, Raje N, Vaidya SJ, et al. Rhabdomyosarcoma in children: clinical features and results of an aggressive chemotherapy regimen.  Ind J Med Ped Oncol 17:32-39, 1996.
  • Kapoor G, Kurkure PK, Chinoy R, et al. Interpretation of serum alpha fetoprotein in an infant with hepatomegaly.  Indian Pediatrics 33:65-69, 1996.
  • Raje NS, Vaidya SJ, Kapoor G , et al. Low incidence of CNS relapse with cranial radiotherapy and intrathecal methotrexate in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Indian Pediatrics 33:556-560, 1996.
  • Kapoor G, Bajpai S, Nair CN, et al. Calla positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia following etoposide based chemotherapy for Ewing's sarcoma. Leukemia Research,19(10):771-772, 1995.
  • Kapoor G, Advani SH, Nair CN, et al. Pediatric germ cell tumor: An experience with BEP. Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 17(4):318-324, 1995.
  • Kapoor G, Advani SH, Dinshaw KA, et al. Treatment results of Hodgkin's disease in Indian Children. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 12(6):559-569, 1995.
  • Nair R, Kapoor G, Saikia TK, et al. Recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor after aggressive chemotherapy for relapsed and resistant germ cell tumor.  Indian Journal of Medicine Pediatric Oncology 15(1):9, 1994.
  • Kapoor G, Advani SH. Long term sequelae of Hodgkin's disease in children.  Ind J Med Ped Oncol 16:8-14, 1995.
  • Kapoor G, Parikh PM, Pai SK, et al. Current concepts in adjuvant chemotherapy.  Ind J Med Ped Oncol 16:2-7, 1995.
  • Kapoor G, Parikh PM. Treatment of low  grade lymphomas.  Indian Journal of  Hematology Blood Transfusion 12(3):157, 1994.
  • Kapoor G, Vaidya SJ, Nair CN, et al. An unusual case of Burkitt's lymphoma.  Indian Journal of Hematology Blood Transfusion 12(3):194, 1994.
  • Advani SH, Kapoor G, Badwar R. Chemotherapy in bone tumors.  Clinical Orthopedics, India, 9, 1994.
  • Kapoor G, Badhwar R, Advani S H.Paediatric Oncology: A Dark Cloud with A Silver Lining. Asian J. Surgery 17: 253-261, 1994. 23.
  • Kapoor G, Aneja S. Anemia and other nutritional disorders in adolescent girls.  Indian Pediatrics  29:969, 1992.
  • Kapoor G, Chandra J, Mandal R, et al. Renal osteodystrophy with multiple lytic lesions in the skull.  Indian Pediatrics 30:1407, 1992.
  • Kapoor G, Aneja S, Kumari S, Mehta SC. Triceps skinfold thickness in adolescents.  Indian Journal of Medical Research 94(B):281, 1991.

Specialized Areas

  • Pediatric leukemias
  • Molecular oncology
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Childhood cancer survivorship
  • Awareness programs for childhood cancer

Educational Background

  • MRCPCH June 2001, London.
  • PhD Ph.D. under supervision of Prof. Vani Brahmachari (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, Delhi University) Molecular Biology of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • MD (Pediatrics) Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
  • MBBS Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India


  • International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
  • Children's Oncology Group (COG)
  • American Society of Haematology (ASH)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  • Paediatric Hematology Oncology chapter of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (PHO)

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