DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY
scientists were the first to systematically study the effects of radiation on
both skin tumours and non-malignant conditions such as tuberculosis and lupus.
And in 1900 in Stockholm, a patient with skin cancer was cured by Thor
Stenbeck, using small doses given each day. This technique would later be
called fractionated radiotherapy. In 1903, the first case of cancer of the
cervix cured by X-rays was reported by Cleaves.
Professor & HOD
Statistics of the Department
Post Graduate Residents in Surgery
and OBG are given basic courses in the following areas
- Methodical Clinical case
- Precision RT planning &
- Chemotherapy administration
- Cancer Cell Biology & Radiobiology
- Radiotherapy Physics
- Radiotherapy safety procedures
- Research & Clinical trial
The Department has a fully
computerized treatment system for external irradiation, with Tele-Cobalt Unit
and a Oncoplan System. The department is a certified radiation oncology unit
with plans for major upgrades. The department receives in the OPD a wide
variety of common malignancies like Breast, Cervix, Head & Neck, Lymphoma,
GIT, Bladder, and Prostate to some of the rarest forms of malignancies.