Ram Charith Alva

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PURPOSE A questionnaire-based assessment of a cohort of young radiation oncologists attending the first human cadaveric hands-on brachytherapy workshop in India. METHODS AND MATERIALS The cadaveric workshop for hands-on training in head/neck and gynecologic cancers was a novel process conducted at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, for which 30(More)
The theme of the conference was " Brachytherapy – an Immortal Art ". The pre-conference workshop (26 th August 2016) was conducted at Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai. The workshop included live hands-on demonstration of interstitial brachyther-apy procedures for oropharyngeal cancer (base of tongue), and intra-operative brachytherapy for soft tissue(More)
In the ever evolving field of oncology, the challenge is in not just providing the best available treatment option for patients, but also in adequately training the next generation of oncologist in the skill set required for the appropriate use of technology. Also, unlike in other specialties, newer techniques are developed and introduced for clinical use(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To compare dosimetrically the manual optimisation with IPSA using dose volume histograms (DVH) among patients treated for carcinoma of cervix with intracavitary brachytherapy. BACKGROUND With the advent of advanced imaging modalities, there has been a shift from conventional X-ray based planning to three-dimensional planning. Manual(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck region account for more than 25 % of male and more than 10 % of female cancers in India (1). Head and neck cancer treatment includes a multidisciplinary approach involving all specialties. Concurrent chemo-radiation is the standard of care in most of the subsites (2). Inspite of the multi-disciplinary approach, a(More)
This report describes a simple brachytherapy procedure in a patient with endometrial cancer with age related hyperkyphosis. Sixty-eight year-old postmenopausal woman with age related hyperkyphosis presented with endometrial carcinoma, and the patient was not operated on due to associated pelvic deformity. The patient received whole pelvic radiation followed(More)
Corresponding Author: Ram Abhinav Kannan; Department of Radiation Oncology, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India. Cite this article as: Kannan RA, Nambiar V, Koushik K, Alva RC, Muniyappa U. Nasopharyngeal adenoid cystic carcinoma case report and review of literature. J Case Rep Onc Ther 2015; 1(1):1119 © Kannan et al Nasopharyngeal adenoid cystic(More)
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