Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute And Research Centre
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) is today considered as one of the best exclusive cancer hospitals in Asia offering unique cutting edge technology by renowned super specialists. The potent combination of man and machine ensures world class cancer care to patients from India and also from abroad including neighbouring SAARC countries.
The Institute has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
The Institute offers super specialised care services in Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology, streamlined into dedicated Site-Specific teams. Super Specialists at RGCIRC practice an organ specific multi-disciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment, with the Tumour Board acting as a second opinion clinic for cases that are more critical than others.
RGCIRC spread over 2 lakh square feet area is one of the largest tertiary care cancer centres in the continent. The Institute's out-patient services are spread on three floors and designated Radiation Therapy areas. RGCIRC has 8 state of the art well equipped modular Operation Theatres with three stage air filtration and gas scavenging systems, and 2 minor Operation Theatres for day care surgeries. The Institute has 27 bedded Surgical ICU and an 11 bedded Medical ICU. RGCIRC has a dedicated Leukemia ward, and a separate Thyroid ward. The Institute also boasts of an independent Bone Marrow Transplant Unit that is credited with pioneering unrelated donor transplants, MUD transplants, and stem cell transplants. Supportive facilities such as Renal Replacement therapies, various endoscopies (including EBUS and Endoscopic Ultrasound) are also available.
RGCIRC is committed to bringing the benefits of cutting edge technology to its patients. The Institute offers best in class techniques such as whole body Robotic Surgery, Intra-Operative Brachytherapy, True Beam (the next generation Image Guided Radiation Therapy), PET- MRI fusion, High Frequency Ultrasound, Tomosynthesis (first of its kind revolutionary 3D mammography machine), Nucleic Acid Testing (for safest possible blood), and advanced diagnostic and imaging techniques including PET CT, Circulating Tumour Cell testing, Next Generation Sequencing. The Institute has also established Bio-repository (tissue bank) for clinical and research purposes.
Experts at RGCIRC have pioneered the technique of Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) to treat tumours. They were the first to introduce this revolutionary technology and so far more than 500 patients have been treated. RFA is a relatively new treatment modality in cancer where thermal energy is used to kill cancerous tissue. It is a technique that causes cancer tissue death by a process of heating. RFA has been specially used to liver cancer treatment. It is very successful in small primary liver cancers as well as metastatic liver cancers. Expert team at RGCIRC has deployed this technique to treat primary and secondary lung tumours, bone tumours, and small kidney tumours, and have had good success rates.
Often RFA is combined with chemotherapy for better results. In many situations RFA is a painless alternative to surgery without the trauma and hospitalisation. Sometimes your medical condition may not allow you to undergo surgery. In these circumstances, RFA is an ideal technique. It requires hospitalisation for a day and does not require general anaesthesia. You will have to undergo some tests before the procedure and will be discharged the day after RFA. If you have a small liver cancer of less than 5cm in size or small metastases to the liver from colon, breast or other cancers you may well be a candidate for RFA.
RGCIRC has established strategic alliances with internationally renowned institutes such as Thomas Jefferson University. This has catapulted RGCIRC into a global league of select hospitals that are pioneers in new approaches to treating cancer.
RGCIRC has received a number of awards and distinctions for cancer care and research.
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