Dr. Ashok Kumar Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid - Medical and Haemato Oncology - Medanta

Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid

Chairman Medical and Haemato Oncology , Cancer Institute


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Carried out the first 25 bone marrow transplants

Conducted more than 40 international and national studies in clinical research

Known for organizing numerous seminars, workshops and conferences

Dr. Ashok K. Vaid, is a distinguished and certified Medical Oncologist who has had the unique distinction of starting one of the largest Stem Cell Transplant programs in the private sector in north India. Dr Vaid currently serves as Chairman, Medical Oncology and Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant at the Medanta Cancer Institute, Gurugram, India. He brings over 30 years of clinical expertise with special interest in Cancer Genomics, Immunotherapy Guidance and Precision Onco-therapeutics, in addition to Dendritic Cell Therapy, and Stem Cell Transplant. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine (DM)degree in Medical Oncology from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles, and has been actively involved in clinical research and has participated in over 50 international and national studies as Principal Investigator. Dr. Vaid is also post graduate teacher registered with National Board of Examinations and is on the panel of university examiners for super-specialty course of Medical Oncology. He was conferred the prestigious “Padma Shri” Award by the President of India, in the year 2009 for his outstanding contribution to the field of medicine.

Medical Qualifications

D.M. (Medical Oncology)Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai1993
M.D. (General Medicine)Govt. Medical College, Jammu1989
M.B.B.S.Govt. Medical College, Jammu1984

Specialization and Expertise

  • Organ-Specific Cancer Treatment
  • Leukemias
  • Solid Tumours
  • Lymphomas

Memberships & Certifications

  • Member of Indian Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology (ISMPO)
  • Founder Member of Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON)
  • Life Member of Breast Cancer Foundation of India
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Gynaec Oncologists (IAGO)
  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Member of Association of Physicians of India (API)
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Clinical Medicine (IACM)
  • Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Member of European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Member of European Hematology Association (EHA)
  • Member of Editorial Board of Current Trends in Asian Oncology
  • Consultant Editor at JK Science (Journal of Medical Education & Research)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Padma Shri Award, 2009
  • Chikitsa Shiromani Award, 2007


  • Indian J Cancer :   Management of Malignant Germ Cell Tumours of Ovary, 1992
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  • Indian J Cancer :   Synchronous oesophageal carcinoma with non Hodgkin's lymphoma, problems with management, 1996
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  • Ind J Med & Ped Oncol :   Prognostic factors in early stage Non-Small Lung Carcinoma, 1999
  • IJCP’s Medinews :   New Hormonal Treatments in Breast Cancer, 2000
  • Fuels Published by Teri, Delhi. Pg 19-23 :   Environmental Pollution and Lung Cancer. In: Clearing the Air Better Vehicles, Better, 2000
  • Tropical Gastroenterol. Jul-Sep;22(3):170-1 :   Small cell carcinoma of the gall bladder: case report and review of literature, 2001
  • Medicine Update Vol.12,194:1337 :   GCP in India-Practice or Not, 2002
  • The Journal of Vascular Access. 4:158-159 :   Spontaneous fracture and pulmonary embolization of a central venous catheter, 2003
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  • Indian J Dermatol Venerol Leprol 70:46-47 :   Flagellate hyperpigmentation from bleomycin, 2004
  • Indian J Dermatol Venerol Leprol 70:46-47 :   Synchronous Cancer of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Lung (NSCLC) & Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, 2004
  • JIACM :   Thymic Carcinoma Presenting as Myasthenia Gravis, 2004
  • JIACM :   Thalidomide, Physician’s Digest Disease Management, 2004
  • Indian Journal of Medical & Paediatric Oncology (JMPO), Vol.26 No.1, March, 2005 (Review-II) :   Malignant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs), 2005
  • JK Science (Journal of Medical Education & Research) Vol.7 No.2, April-June 2005: p63-66 :   Hodgkin’s Disease: Risk Stratification and Multidisciplinary Treatment, 2005
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  • Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis. Int. Vol.4,No.2, May 15,2005:308-10 :   Bone metastases from primary hepatocellular carcinoma simulating multiple myeloma, 2005
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  • Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2005 May-Jun;71(3):208-9 :   Gastric carcinoma presenting as cutaneous metastases, 2005
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, July 2005, Vol.16, No.2 :   Nutritional Support in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, 2005
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  • Delhi State Chapter :   Emergency Medicine Association of Physicians of India, 2005
  • Colorectal Cancer (Awareness Month) :   Overview of Rectal Cancer, 2006
  • Haema 2006; 9(2):286-289 :   Primary Testicular Lymphoma: A Case Report, 2006
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  • The Oncology Knowledge Bank Lung Cancer, Vol.1, 2006. ISBN: 81-7525-703-2 :   Prognostic Factors in Lung Cancer, 2006
  • Hongkong Journal of Nephrology 2006;8(2) :   Primary Renal Osteogenic Sarcoma: a rare entity, 2006
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2006 May; 5(2):305-7. Review. PMID:16698597 :   Breast carcinoma with metastasis to the gallbladder: an unusual case report with a short review of literature, 2006
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  • UICC World Cancer Congress, Medimond International Proceedings, Washington, D.C. (USA) :   Significant Impact of a Single Gallium (Ga67) Scintigraphy in the Management of Lymphomas, 2006
  • World Journal of Gastroenterology :   Spinal Cord Compression Secondary to Bone Metastases from Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 2006
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  • JIMSA Oct-Dec.2006 Vol.19, no.4 (Case Report) :   Bleomycin-Induced Flagellate hyperpigmentation, 2006
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  • Indian association of clinical medicine. p343-348: Chapter 37. Jaypee Brothers Publication :   Clinical medicine: A practical manual for students and practitioners, 2007
  • Sao Paulo Medical Journal 2007; 125(5):286-288. PMID: 18094896 :   Primary Testicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma-A Review Article, 2007
  • Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2007 June; Vol55:451-452 :   Isolated intraorbital metastasis in carcinoma breast, 2007
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  • placebo-controlled, phase-2 trial: C1-05, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Volume 2 - Issue 8 - p S360 :   Oral Talactoferrin extends survival in patients with refractory NSCLC in a randomized, 2007
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  • Journal of Thoracic Oncology; Volume 2, Number 8 :   Report of a case of pericardial mesothelioma with liver metastases responding well to pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy, 2007
  • Singapore Med J 2007; 48(3) : e77 :   Pure choriocarcinoma of testis with rare gingival and skin metastases, 2007
  • Indian Heart J 2007 Nov-Dec; 59(6):511-4 :   Feasibility and safety of autologous intracoronary stem cell transplantation in patients of non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, 2007
  • Br J Radiol. 2008, Nov;81(971): 865-71 :   Favourable impact of intensity-modulated radiation therapy on chronic dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer, 2008
  • J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 Dec;56:1001-2 :   Diagnostic dilemma: non-gestational or gestational choriocarcinoma of the ovary, 2008
  • Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2009; 3(1): 21–25 :   Metastatic Signet-Ring Cell Gastric Carcinoma Masquerading as Breast Primary, 2009
  • The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences :   Haematologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Pleural Mesothelioma: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature, 2009
  • J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 20;27(33):5529-37. Epub :   Trastuzumab plus anastrozole versus anastrozole alone for the treatment of postmenopausal women with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive, hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer: results from the randomized phase III TAnDEM study, 2009
  • Indian J Cancer. 2011 Apr-Jun;48(2):158-64 :   Management of primary and metastatic triple negative breast cancer: perceptions of oncologists from India, 2011
  • J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 1;29(31): 4129-36. Epub :   Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II study of single-agent oral talactoferrin in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer that progressed after chemotherapy, 2011
  • Indian Journal of Cancer Vol:48(4):438-445 :   Nilotinib as first line therapy for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, 2011
  • Cancer Sahyog A unit of Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch :   Importance of Screening in Various Cancers. Annual Seminar, 2011
  • Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch, :   Tobacco: Lung Cancer, Annual Seminar: Cancer Sahyog, 2011