Department of Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Guwahati is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art radiation therapy to patients with cancer. The North Eastern states of India record the highest cancer incidence in the country. The Department of Radiation Oncology at AIIMS, Guwahati, will help strengthen the infrastructure for cancer treatment delivery in this region. We hope to close the care gap for cancer patients by obtaining state-of-the-art services within this region so that patients of North East need not travel outside the region for their treatment. We also aim to conduct meaningful research on cancers specific to this geography and socio-cultural background, thereby developing sustainable strategies for managing common cancers of this region. We envisage initiating various academic programs and training to develop a skilled workforce for tackling the country's rising cancer burden.
Vision and Mission: Our mission is to deliver personalized, evidence-based radiation treatment with compassion and sensitivity to our patients. Our vision is to be a leading academic center for cancer treatment, research, and education, providing innovative and effective radiation therapy for patients in the Northeast region of India. The Department of Radiation Oncology at AIIMS, Guwahati, will strive to provide radiotherapy treatment with Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and various Brachytherapy procedures.
Services Provided: Presently, the department is providing OPD services, Teleconsultation and Expert Opinions about treating cancer patients. With the installation and commissioning of all radiotherapy equipment and initiation of IPD services in the hospital in the coming days, we will be able to deliver all the services related to radiotherapy, chemoradiation, and palliative care for cancer patients in this region.