Cancer Institute

About the Institute

The Cancer Institute at Medanta was established in 2010 with a vision of being a one-stop destination for solutions to all cancer patients. The Medanta Cancer Institute comprises the Division of Medical and Haemato-Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology and multiple organ specific surgical canc...

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What we treat?

At Medanta Cancer Institute, we work in coordination with our specialties of Medical and Haemato Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Surgical Oncology to provide the patients with one-stop solution to the disease.

Our holistic approach to treat you

Medanta, through its research, combines traditional and modern forms of treatment and medication to provide the best medical services at affordable prices. Backed with unique and latest technologies such as CyberKnife VSI, Tomotherapy and other ad...

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  • Cyberknife VSI

    Cyberknife system is used for performing robotic radiosurgery. It is a robotic radiosurgery system which helps in handling the non-threatening tumours, malignant tumours, and other medical conditions. With the support of advanced technology, Cyberknife – available at Medanta – works as a detector to visualise the tumour, measure it with accuracy which helps the doctors to diagnose the problem and take necessary actions. A robotic arm is used in this technology to engage the radiation rays with any part of the body. A Lightweight Linear Accelerator, commonly abbreviated as LINAC, is involved with a Robotic arm, ensuring view from different angles.

  • Tomotherapy H-D

    1. It is the world's only integrated image-guided-intensity-modulated (IG-IMRT) delivery system. It permits helical radiation delivery that can treat tumours like medulloblastomas, acute lymphatic leukemias (Total Body Radiation) and bilateral breast cancer in a very short time. The dose to heart, lungs, and kidneys can be reduced to very low levels resulting in mitigation of acute and delayed radiation effects. Tomotherapy – is specially recommended for:
    • Megna-field radiotherapy in the form of total body, half body and total nodal irradiation
    • Medulloblastoma-childhood brain tumour
    • Methelioma-cancer of lung surface
    • Total Body Irradiation (TBI) for bone Marrow transplant
    • Multiple metastases (Prostate, Breast cancer)

  • Linear Accelerators

    Infinity and Synergy-S, linear accelerators at Medanta Cancer institute are capable of treating all body cancers including brain, head and neck, breast, sarcomas, cervix, uterus cancers, prostate, kidney, oesophagus, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, colon, rectum and anal canal.

  • Integrated Brachytherapy Unit

    A cutting edge technology in brachytherapy. The tumours that have a higher control with brachytherapy are Cancer Cervix, Endometrial Cancer, Oesophagus Cancer, Lung Cancer and Cholangiocarcinoma. The advanced dosimetry and standardized processes at Medanta Cancer Institute ensures that patients do not miss their treatment if one of the machines is under maintenance or repair. In case you have a breakdown or delay on your treatment units, we shall be ready to provide treatment to you patients to maintain continuity of care.

  • Da Vinci Surgical System

    The Da Vinci Surgical System helps the surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The Da Vinci system features a magnified 3D high- definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. Our cancer team at Medanta has used it for treating cancers in head and neck, brain, liver, and stomach.

  • Volumetric Arc Therapy

    VMAT delivers a precisely sculpted 3D dose distribution with a 360-degree rotation of the gantry in a single or multi-arc treatment. It also modulates the radiation for higher conformity while rotating the machine around the patient. It allows treatment delivery speed that is 4 times faster than traditional IMRT. At Medanta, it is used to treat head and neck, prostate and lung cancers keeping in mind patient’s comfort.

  • SBRT/SRS

    A dedicated system for non-invasive stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS and SRT), represents cutting-edge technology for treatments of the highest precision. Its X-ray-based localisation technology allows our physicians to localize tumors with sub-millimeter accuracy and to position patients automatically and with the highest degree of precision.

  • IGRT

    Image Guided Radio Therapy is a type of therapy which can shape the radiotherapy beams around the area of the cancer. Our doctors at Medanta have used this technology treat the cancers precisely and accurately. This reduces the side-effects of the treatment.

  • PET Scan

    A positron emission tomography (PET) is a diagnostic test that allows the doctor to check for diseases in your body. The scan uses a special dye that has radioactive tracers. These tracers are injected into a vein in your arm. Your organs and tissues then absorb the tracer. When highlighted under a PET scanner, the tracers help your doctor to see how well your organs and tissues are working. The PET scan can measure blood flow, oxygen use, glucose metabolism (how your body uses sugar), and much more.

  • 256 Slice CT Scan

    Medanta offers latest state-of-the-art diagnosis, by using 256 Slice CT, one of the latest technological advancements in the field of medical diagnosis. This is an innovative non-invasive imaging technique that is specifically used for all kinds of heart diseases and disorders, to obtain a complete 3-Dimensional visual representation of the heart and other organs, in as less as 5 seconds. This technology comes in especially handy for those who face difficulty in holding their breath and can be used to obtain cross-sectional images of internal organs horizontally and vertically, from multiple angles and dimensions.

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  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant

    A bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Bone marrow transplant is used to treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplasia and multiple myeloma. A stem cell transplant is usually done after the radiation therapy is complete.

  • Radiation Therapy for Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer begins when cells in urinary bladder start to grow uncontrollably. The type of radiation most often used to treat bladder cancer, known as external beam radiation therapy, focuses radiation from a source outside of the body on the cancer. Before your treatments start, your radiation team will take careful measurements to find the correct angles for aiming the radiation beams and the proper dose of radiation. This planning session, called simulation, usually includes getting imaging tests such as CT or MRI scans.

  • Radiation Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer

    A radiation therapy regimen at Medanta usually consists of a specific number of treatments given over a set period of time. Before beginning radiation therapy for any type of head and neck cancer, patients are examined by an oncologic dentist or oral-oncologist. After the therapy, patients begin speech and swallowing therapy to prevent long term problems with speaking and eating.

  • Radiation therapy for Brain Tumour

    Our team of neurologist, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist and endocrinologist are at your disposal to treat these sensitive tumours in the brain. The radiation team predetermines the correct angles of aiming the radiation beams and the proper dose of radiation. The technology used at Medanta to treat brain tumours include Cyberknife VSI, Integrated Brachytherapy Unit, Volumetric Arc therapy, SBRT/SRS and IGRT.

  • Radiation therapy for Thoracic region

    Radiation plays an important role in the treatment of thoracic tumors. During the last 10 years there have been several major advances in thoracic RT including the incorporation of concurrent chemotherapy and the application of conformal radiation-delivery techniques (eg, stereotactic RT, three-dimensional conformal RT, and intensity-modulated RT) that allow radiation dose escalation. Radiation as a local measure remains the definitive treatment of medically inoperable disease in NSCLC and part of a multimodality regimen for locally advanced NSCLC, limited stage SCLC, esophageal cancer, thymoma, and mesothelioma.

  • Radiation therapy in Breat Cancer

    Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. Not all women with breast cancer need radiation therapy, but it may be used in several situations such as:

    • After breast-conserving surgery(BCS), to help lower the chance that the cancer will come back in the breast or nearby lymph nodes
    • After a mastectomy, especially if the cancer was larger than 5 cm (about 2 inches), or if cancer is found in the lymph nodes
    • If cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the bones or brain

    At Medanta, our breast services team uses Hypofractioned radiation therapy, Intraoperative radiation therapy and 3D – conformal radiotherapy to provide you with long-term and stable results.

  • Radiation therapy in Abdominal Cancer

    Organs of the abdomen include the stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder, spleen and pancreas. Before your treatment starts, the radiation team will take careful measurements to determine the correct angles for aiming the radiation beams and the proper dose of radiation. Radiation therapy can be used to slow the growth and ease the symptoms of advance abdominal cancer.

  • Radiation therapy in Pelvic region

    The pelvis is either the lower part of the trunk of the human body between the abdomen and the thighs. Radiation therapy to the pelvis can be used to slow the growth and ease the symptoms of advanced pelvic cancer.

  • Tomotherapy

    Tomotherapy combines an advanced form of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) scanning technology, all in one machine. Using in-built CT scanning to confirm the shape and position of the tumour before each treatment, Tomotherapy reduces radiation exposure to healthy tissues and organs.

  • Craniospinal Irradiation

    Craniospinal irradiation is used for patients who have, or are at risk for, disseminated disease throughout the CNS that is not sufficiently responsive to chemotherapy (typically methotrexate). This includes:

    • Embryonal CNS malignancies (medulloblastoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumour, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour)
    • Intracranial germ cell tumour with evidence of distant CNS metastases
    • Epenedymoma with evidence of distant CNS metastases or CSF involvement

    Craniospinal Irradiation is also used for pediatric patients because of its simplicity.

  • Mastectomy

    Mastectomy is the removal of the whole breast. A simple or total mastectomy is appropriate for women with multiple or large areas of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and for women seeking prophylactic mastectomies — that is, breast removal in order to prevent any possibility of breast cancer occurring.

  • Breast Conservation Surgery

    Breast Conservation Surgery is a less radical cancer surgery than mastectomy. Breast-conserving surgery is sometimes called lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, partial mastectomy, or segmental mastectomy. In this surgery, only the part of the breast containing the cancer is removed. The goal is to remove the cancer as well as some surrounding normal tissue. How much of the breast is removed depends on the size and location of the tumor and other factors.

  • Fibriadenoma Breast Excision

    Fibroadenomas are common benign tumors of the breast. They are made up of an overgrowth of both the glandular and supporting tissues of the breast. Most often found in women between the ages of 15 and 35, fibroadenomas are affected by women’s hormone levels and can grow larger during pregnancy or smaller after menopause. Whilst you are asleep a cut (incision) is made in the breast over the area where the fibroadenoma can be felt. Alternatively, the cut may be made around the areola or within the fold of the breast. The wound is closed with stitches or glue.

Why choose Medanta?

With an objective of converting the Medanta Cancer Institute to a centre of excellence and focusing on a Patient First approach Medanta has formed the Disease Management Group (DMG) approach to cancer care. In this approach for each type of cancer, a specific multidisciplinary group of specialists that includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and physiologists all meet together in a tumour board setting to discuss complex cases and debate the best possible course of treatment for the patient.

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Research & Publications

  • Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Infants: A Single Center Experience from India - Pediatr Hematol Oncol. , 2014
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  • Barriers to cure for children with cancer in India and strategies to improve outcomes: a report by the Indian pediatric hematology oncology group - Pediatr Hematol Oncol. , 2014
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  • Persistence of both cords nine months post double cord blood transplantation for juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia - Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. , 2013
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