Institute of Oncology (Cancer Care)
The cancer institute in Queens NRI has been started with an aim to provide comprehensive cancer care using state of the art technologies at an affordable price. As the tripod of cancer institute we have the three departments Radiation oncology, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology. The Queens NRI Cancer Institute provides advanced diagnostic systems with latest CT and MRI machines, advanced laboratory systems, Invasive diagnostics like Endoscopy and CT guided biopsy, Radical/ minimally invasive cancer surgery, chemotherapy, advanced radiotherapy, supportive care and palliative care. We have a team of medical personnel trained at renowned institutes of the country.
The institute is committed to provide comprehensive cancer care utilizing the latest approved international guidelines. We emphasize on delivering personalized care to every patient. The latest technology with the best trained medical personnel with all the facility available under one roof and at an affordable price that makes our institute a prudent choice for any patient or physician seeking comprehensive cancer treatment.
The Radiation Oncology Centre is located in the basement of the hospital.
Medical oncology is one of the most important departments concerning treatment of cancer. Our medical oncology department deals with cancer care right from diagnosis, prevention and screening, early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning. A team of expert Onco-pathologists, counselors, expert and quick lab services, well equipped ICU etc to back the department of medical oncology.
- Chemotherapy unit with well trained nurses and support staff.
- Bone marrow aspiration and Biopsy for diagnosis and follow-up of hematological cancers.
- Thoracocentesis, Paracentesis, Pleurodesis, Diagnostic Lumber punctures, Intrathecal Chemotherapy etc.
- Treatment of Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloproliferative disorders and chemotherapy related to all solid malignancies.
The center is equipped with the most advanced radiation therapy (where the patient undergoes treatment for destroying the cancerous cells through radiation) equipment Rapid Arc TM which reduces the time required for a patient to undergo radiation exposure to five minutes from the current twenty minutes.
The radiation therapy technology at Queens NRI Hospital is based on the ‘Image Guided Radiotherapy’ (IGRT) platform which is the most advanced form of radiotherapy today. A compact advanced CT scanner helps make the most precise treatment possible. The Technology has an additional advantage of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), a high-precision radiotherapy that utilizes computer-controlled x-ray accelerators, to deliver precise radiation doses that can target tumors of varied shapes. This helps to effectively minimize the damage to the surrounding normal tissues, unlike other available technologies. In addition, with IMRT, a higher dose can be given to the tumour when the specified area is required to be targeted more accurately.
Brachytherapy for intracavity radiation services form part of Radiation Oncology Services. We are the first institute in the coastal Andhra to have acquired the latest machine Varian CLINAC IX Rapid Arc Linear Accelerator equipped with most sophisticated 3D Planning and Dosimetry systems.
Radiation oncology services provided
- External Beam Radiotherapy using state of the art linear accelerator
- High definition RAPID ARC
- Image Guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
- Three Dimensional (3D) Conformal Radiotherapy
- Electron Radiotherapy
- Brachy Therapy (Internal radiation)
The department of surgical oncology is equipped with State Of The Art Operation Theaters and best post operative care and ICU. They are backed by experienced team of Oncosurgeons. We also ensure tumor free margin with intra-operative frozen section.
The Center has a team of highly skilled and competent surgeons known to deliver the best possible outcomes and maximize the chances of cure in a variety of cancers. Surgical treatment is the main stay in solid organ cancers, usually an integral part of cancer treatment. Surgery is required for evaluating the extent of disease and treatment thereof. Larger and extensive surgeries often involve a team of doctors. State of the art operation theatres with well equipped Surgical ICU enables us to deal with extensive, prolonged major surgeries.
- Head and Neck Oncology
- Gastro intestinal Oncology
- Genitourinary Oncology
- Minimally invasive surgery
The Queens NRI Cancer institute is equipped with advanced diagnostic and imaging facilities. The onco pathology and hematology laboratories are fully equipped with sophisticated equipment such as Immunohisto chemistry and to perform tumor markers. We also specialize in image guided biopsy, Endoscopy guided biopsy etc.
At our hospital the oncology department doctors apply interdisciplinary team approach with tumor board meetings for the best possible clinical out come for the patient.