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Radiation Oncology clinical services start at KIMS Cancer Centre

The clinical services in Radiation Oncology Department at KIMS Cancer Centre (KCC)-Bhubaneswar has started from Tuesday with the practice of state-of-the-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 treatments of all types of cancers. The highly precision linear accelerators and brachytherapy can deliver radiation therapy to the tumors with high accuracy and can improve cancer control with minimal morbidities for the cancer 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 modern cancer care centre adopts multi-disciplinary approaches to cancer 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,” said Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT, KISS and KIMS.

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

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

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