DIVISION OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
The major focus of the Clinical division is to provide comprehensive preventive and diagnostic services and conduct high-quality research in major cancers of the country
with special reference to cancers of uterine cervix, breast and oral cavity, and NCDs. The division has made significant contributions to the field of cervical cancer research.
It is involved in various teaching & training programs for para-medical workers. The division comprises a team of gynecologists, public health specialists, Medical social
workers, public health nurse and MTS.
1: HEALTH PROMOTION CLINIC
-Recording demographic parameters
-Anthropometric measurements which include height, weight, and BMI.
-General physical examination.
-Oral cancer screening: Oral visual examination.
-Tobacco cessation clinic.
-Breast cancer screening: Clinical Breast Examination done and Self-breast examination taught to every woman.
-Cervical cancer screening: Pap smear, VIA and HPV test by Hybrid capture 2.
-Counseling regarding diet and risk factors of NCDs and cancer
2: SPECIALITY CLINICS AT NICPR
Breast clinic on every Tuesday in collaboration with the Department of Surgery, AIIMS. Women who are diagnosed to have lumps/nipple discharge will undergo cytology and are subsequently followed up in the breast clinic by surgeons from AIIMS. Women, in whom surgery is indicated, are invited to attend surgery OPD at AIIMS and are
operated without any delay or long waiting period.
3: CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING SERVICES OFFERED TO VARIOUS OTHER INSTITUTES/HOSPITALS
- District Hospital, Sector 30, Noida
- Sai Sansthan, Sector 40, Noida
4: OUT REACH ACTIVITIES
Screening camps and awareness talks: The Clinical division of the Institute extends the cancer screening facilities to the rural areas of Gautam Budh Nagar district by organizing screening camps at primary health centres (PHC) and community health centres (CHC) with the help of State Health authorities and high-risk groups (Dasna female prison, Ghaziabad). Screening and awareness camps are also organized at CGHS clinics, ESI hospitals and nearby government institutions. Individuals attending the camps are screened for oral (visual examination), breast (clinical breast examination) and cervical cancer (Pap smear and VIA).
5: COLPOSCOPY AND BIOPSY
The evaluation of the screen-positive women (Pap smear report ASCUS and above, Hr HPV positive and VIA positive) is done using colposcopy. If any abnormal lesion is
detected on colposcopic examination, a biopsy is taken. Further management of the woman is undertaken based on the histology report of the biopsy.
‘‘Thermocoagulation’ or ‘Cold coagulation’ is the ablative procedure for the treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN). Patients with all grades of CIN can be treated by Thermocoagulation. No anesthesia is required.
7: TRAINING PROGRAMS
The Clinical Division of NICPR organizes Hand-on training programs in cancer screening.
- Training of State Master Trainers.
- AYUSH health care professionals.