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Medical Oncology is a discipline which deals with the systemic therapy of Cancer including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapies, supportive care and bone marrow transplantation.

Medical Oncology communicates the results of clinical and experimental research in oncology and hematology, especially with experimental therapeutics in the field of immunotherapy and chemotherapy.


At present medical oncology is in its nascent stage in the country. One limitation that is stated by many centers is the non availability of trained medical oncologists. Few centers like GCRI (Ahmedabad, Adyar (Chennai), IRCH (AIIMS, New Delhi), RCC (Trivandrum) and) Tata memorial hospital (Mumbai), Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (Bangalore), have been able to develop full fledged medical oncology departments.


Few immediate objectives in Medical Oncology should be.

Only trained medical oncologist should be allowed to administer cancer chemotherapy.

Providing therapy for all curable cancers by providing free drugs and reducing costs.

Providing appropriate administration of chemotherapy by trained medical oncologists only.

Training facilities need to be expanded as also the treatment facilities under the subheading of medical oncology.


Strategies for Achieving Objectives:


Creation of Medical Oncology Departments.

Enhancing training in medical oncology.

Creating awareness among MD Medicine/Pediatric Residents.

Free Drugs for pediatric and other curable cancers.

Reducing cost and generating funds for chemotherapy.




It depends completely on the nature of the tumor identified and what kind of therapeutical intervention will be necessary. Often, surgery is attempted to remove a tumor entirely.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used as a first-line radical therapy in a number of malignancies..

They are commonly used for palliation, where disease is clearly incurable: in this situation the aim is to improve the quality of life and prolong it.

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Dr. Vijay Anand P. Reddy
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Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy is a universally acclaimed oncologist with a remarkable specializing in Radiation as well as Medical Oncology. He is a global master in his sphere with extensive academic and medical sophistication in various continents that include America, Europe and Australia (President of AP Chapter AROI, Premier member of ESMO, ASTRO and ASCO). As the Director of Apollo Cancer Institute Hyderabad, Dr. Reddy is instrumental in the establishment and rise of the institute and its latest entitlement to ‘Center of Excellence for Cancer in India’. In his compassion and serenity, patients see an indomitable positive energy which works miracles in their treatment and recovery. Welcome to his online entryway! Here you will find all the information you will need on his professional history as well as his current particulars. Also, some bits on his personal life to get you close to the extraordinary personage he is.  
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