Research is an essential part of the Cancer Centre's mission. For all these years, the Hemato-Oncology Clinic has been involved in clinical and basic research related to cancer.
We conduct research into the causes and mechanisms of cancer, with an emphasis on translating that work to clinical application, so that we can offer patients the benefits of these advances. Research at the Cancer Centre focuses on exploring fundamental pathways which are critically altered in tumor cells, and in identifying novel genes that are central to both development and cancer.
The Centre for Cancer Research in Hemato-Oncology Clinic is the basic research arm of our Cancer Centre, specifically the close interactions which exist with the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Laboratories on the same floor interact closely in the exploration of signaling and developmental pathways. There is a continuous exchange of ideas between investigators who pursue related issues in organisms. This group is widely recognised as one of the leading centres exploring the use of model organisms as genetic tools to elucidate pathways of importance in human cancer.
There is still a lot of room for improvement in conventional cancer treatment. The only way forward is innovation and implementation. While innovation can be done in the lab, the implementation of new therapeutic ideas can be done through clinical research.
Our clinic has been involved in a large number of clinical research projects. The consultants of the clinic are supported by motivated, trained and efficient clinical research professionals. We are involved in clinical trials of practically every cancer. We want to develop our Clinical Research Centre in a way that it would cater to every need in this field in future. This includes medical writing, clinical data management and pharmacovigilance training of clinical research professionals. There should be a training facility for clinical research practitioners where there are regular lectures and seminars for PG residents and general practitioners.