Medical Oncology


Medical oncology focuses on treatment of cancers by administering drugs to destroy the cancer cells for best results; medical oncology is often used in combination with radiation and / or surgical oncology.

Regarded as the best medical oncology hospital in Mumbai, the centre has a team of highly experienced oncologists, after carefully considering patient's cancer stage, clinical condition, and various diagnostics test results, which include lab tests, imaging procedures and nuclear medicine procedures in certain cases, create a treatment profile. This ensures that each treatment plan is personalised, accurate, efficient and best suited to deliver the desired outcome for the patient and thus provide best medical oncology care. 

Key Procedures

Chemotherapy – It is a cancer treatment which involves drugs or their combination with a curative intent, or to prolong life or to reduce symptoms. Many a times chemotherapy is given in combination with radiation and / or surgical procedures to treat cancer with better outcomes

Immunotherapy -   It is a cancer treatment in which a patient’s immune cells are activated to fight the cancer

Targeted Therapy - It is a cancer treatment which targets proteins that control the growth, division and spread of cancer cells

Hormone Therapy -  In this type of cancer treatment, medicines slow or stop the growth of cancers by targeting the hormones that use these hormones to grow

Customized Multi-modality Therapies[MOU1] 

Autologous bone marrow transplant facility -  Bone Marrow Aspiration / Biopsy

Biopsies (Included Under Imaging Guidance)

Pleural Tapping

Ascitic Fluid Tapping etc.

Port Insertions + Flushing


Rehabilitation Services including stoma rehabilitation, speech rehabilitation and occupational therapy

BMT Center


The medical oncology department has two dedicated day care centres which administer treatment providing the finest patient experiences with best outcomes.

 These centres have a nurse to patient ratio of 1:3, the best in the city of Mumbai.

 The services are monitored by Oncology team, who are present throughout the session. 

There is dedicated section for in-patient admissions, with specially trained oncology nurses, along with doctors, to ensure patient convenience and the best treatment

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GP CPD ZOOM WEBINAR - Oncology & Robotics Update

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/24/2022 - 20:24

P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC organises
Zoom Online Webinar : GP CPD - Oncology & Robotics Update
Date : Monday, 28th March, 2022
Time : 02:00 PM onwards

Welcome & introduction at 2.00 pm Talk will commence from 2.30 pm
Dr. Imran Shaikh : Surgical Advances in Colo rectal Cancer
Dr Ganesh Bakshi : Role of Robotics in Uro oncology
Dr. Sampada Dessai : Minimally invasive surgery in Gyneacologic Oncology

Dr. Suparna Rao

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 15:19

After completing her training in Internal Medicine (MD) from JIPMER, Puducherry in 2014, she completed her Medical Oncology (DM) training from Kidwai Institute of Oncology in 2017. She has presented multiple papers and won many laurels during her residency, including being the runner up in the TYSA-ISMPO scholarship in March 2017. She then worked with Dr SH Advani from February 2018 to September 2018. She joined PD Hinduja Hospital as an Associate Consultant in October 2018.

Dr. Sachin Almel

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/23/2021 - 14:02

Professional Experience

Dr. Sachin Almel has been associated with Department of Medical Oncology, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai since July 1995.

Educational Qualification:

1988 - M.B.B.S., South Gujarat University

1992 - M.D. (Internal Medicine), South Gujarat University

1995 - D.M. (Onco Medicine) , Gujarat University