The Ohio State Department of Oncology has expanded its partnership with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences through training, education and assistance in creating protocols for a preventative oncology center and the National Cancer Institute.
In September, the Department of Radiation Oncology hosted Rituraj Upadhyay, a senior resident at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Upadhyay visited the James Cancer Center and learned about the infrastructure, core labs and understanding the scope and nature of ongoing training programs. He described his time at Ohio State as a learning experience and will reference multiple best practices once he and his team return to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences as they develop the state-of-the-art National Cancer Institute.
In August, Nilendu Gupta, professor of radiation oncology and director of the medical physics residency training program, Julie Sussi, chief administrative officer of radiation oncology, Kimberly Mahler, research project manager of radiation oncology and Vishwajeet Phopale, business development specialist at the India Gateway, visited the newly constructed National Cancer Institute facility at Jhajjar in Haryana state.
During their visit, G.K. Rath, who heads the National Cancer Institute and is chief of the BR Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, shared his vision to build the National Cancer Institute facility as an apex center for translational research in prevention and care of India centric cancers.
In the future, a Proton Therapy Centre will be built at the National Cancer Institute and is expected to create avenues to clinical research in oncology. Having significant domain and training experience, the radiation oncology team at Ohio State is well equipped to teach the All India Institute of Medical Sciences team and help them build the first of its kind Center for Translational Research in Preventive Oncology.
The partnership with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, led by Arnab Chakravarti, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, has been in effect since June 2017 and is expected to further open avenues to facilitate clinical trials as well as hands on clinical training in radiosurgery.