Clinical Services In Radiation Oncology Start At KIMS Cancer Centre In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The clinical services in Radiation Oncology Department at KIMS Cancer Centre (KCC) in Bhubaneswar has started with the state-of-art linear accelerator-based radiotherapy for cancer patients and the related research works.

KCC is poised to become the first resource-appropriate unique cancer management centre in Odisha for the multi-speciality treatment of all types of cancers. The highly precision linear accelerators and brachytherapy can deliver radiation therapy to the tumors with high accuracy and improve cancer control with minimal morbidities for the patients.

KCC is having departments and specialities like Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care and Nuclear Medicine as it positions to offer comprehensive cancer care for the patients from Odisha and neighbouring regions.

The cancer management services offered at KCC for the patients consist of Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Registration, Multi-disciplinary Tumor Pathology and Laboratory Tests, Endoscopy, and cancer imaging. Other key supportive services such as psycho-oncology, patient care navigation and coordination for home care are in place at KCC. Multi-disciplinary tumor board on weekly basis takes the collective expert decision for the treatment of cancer patients and guide them accordingly.

Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT, KISS and KIMS said, “The modern cancer care centre adopts multi-disciplinary approaches to treatment. Critical actions will be decided by a Tumor Board, which will also monitor ethical and empathetic practices. The treatment and cancer management will be facilitated in a time-bound manner and within one’s socio-economic means. The OPD and in-patient care are available for all cancer patients at the Centre.”

“KCC will integrate cancer support services for the well-being of cancer patients and support their family caregivers,” informed Prof Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti, Director, KCC.

“KCC will train manpower, carry out academic programmes and research activities on cancer specialities and combine the works with basic and laboratory-related disciplines in future. KCC will also provide patient care coordination, diet and physiotherapy modalities and cancer research,” he added.

The Surgical Oncology section in KCC is equipped with modern modular OT, advanced laparoscopic surgery and harmonic scalpel. The Radiation Oncology has got two linear accelerators, high dose brachytherapy and radiation therapy planning while Medical Oncology has day care chemotherapy and indoor wards including isolation/ICU care and is poised to implement bone marrow transplant. Similarly, Palliative Care and Psycho-Oncology address the physical and mental relief measures for the cancer patients and integrate the family care givers, Prof Mohanti said.

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