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Medical Oncology

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The Department of Medical Oncology and Haematology provides medical expertise for the treatment and prevention of solid tumours and haematological neoplasms in adults and children. Facilities are available to undertake outpatient chemotherapies in a specialised day care unit. Specialised methods of administering chemotherapy include the use of indwelling catheters and chemo ports.

Services offered

  • Chemotherapy (Out-patient and In-patient).
  • Blood and Marrow [Stem Cell] Transplantation.
  • Blood and Component Transfusion.
  • Paracentesis.
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy.
  • Lumbar Puncture.
  • Psycho-Oncology Clinic.
  • Bio-Safety Cabinet for preparation of chemo drugs.
  • Dedicated service for dispensing chemotherapy drugs.

Quality Improvement Program

  • Bio safety cabinet for preparing cytotoxic drugs.
  • For patients’ convenience and safety, we have introduced a new system for procuring and preparing chemotherapy drugs before administration. All drugs will be reconstituted in a controlled environment to protect health care providers as well as the patients and ensure safety.
  • Weekly meeting to discuss all new cases and references.
  • Daily morning and evening rounds.
  • Multidisciplinary tumour board meetings in various disciplines.

Psycho Oncology Services

A specific clinical service to address the psychosocial issues of patients and their family attending the Department of Oncology. Palliative care is available.

Disorders Treated

  • Leukemia; Lymphoma.
  • Myeloma.
  • Tumours of brain and spinal cord.
  • Tumours of the lung.
  • Tumours of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Tumours of the genitourinary tract.
  • Tumours of the gynaecological type.
  • Tumours of reproductive organs.
  • Sarcoma.
  • Paediatric malignancies.
  • Coagulation disorders.
  • Platelets disorders.
  • Haemoglobinopathies.
  • Anaemia.

Multidisciplinary Tumour Boards

The availability of all associated departments under a roof makes the management of most malignancies easier for the patient and physician. There is a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary approach to treat the patient with tumor board meetings being held regularly to discuss the cases and decide the best management options for the patient.

Clinic

Day

Details

Leukemia and Lymphoma Tumour Board

Monday

The doctors from Pathology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology involve in this tumour board and the cases are discussed for management with the best outcome.

Neuro Oncology Multidisciplinary meeting

Tuesday

A team of neuro surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists discuss all brain tumour cases. The clinical information and scans and other investigation results are reviewed and the best treatment strategy for each patient is formulated through these combined discussions.

Urology Tumour Board

Alternate Tuesdays

Urological cancers are discussed in this tumor board comprising of Urologist, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist and the best treatment strategy is decided for each patient.

Chest Tumour Board

Alternate Tuesdays

Lung cancers are discussed in this tumour board comprised of a pulmonologist, cardiothoracic surgeon, radiation oncologist, and medical oncologist and the best treatment strategy is decided for each patient.

Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary meeting

Wednesday

A panel of head and neck oncology surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists discuss every head and neck case and the best treatment modality for each patient is decided.

Breast and Gynecology Tumour Board

Wednesday

All breast cancer cases, and gynecology related cases are discussed by gynaecologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists. All relevant case records and investigations are reviewed before arriving at the best possible treatment plan.

GI Tumour Board

Thursday

All cases of gastrointestinal cancers are discussed by a surgical gastroenterologist, radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist. The optimal sequencing of each modality of treatment for each individual patient is discussed and planned in this meeting.

CONTACT US

Phone : 0484 – 2853003, 2853002
Email : medicaloncology@aims.amrita.edu