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The Histopathology Department is a tertiary referral Centre for Oncopathology and Immunofluorescence microscopy.

Facilities available in the Department are as follows:

  • Histopathology- Reporting Biopsies, surgical pathology specimens & special stains.
  • Intraoperative Frozen Sections/Sterotactic Brain Biopsies on a cryostat.
  • Liquid-based Cytology – for detection of malignant cells in body fluids.
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) – The procedure is performed on swellings in Breast/Thyroid/Lymph nodes etc.
  • Liquid-based Cytology for Gynaecological – PAP Smears-For Early detection of Cervical Cancer.
  • Immunohistochemistry – more than 100 tumour markers are available in the Department. These markers are done on formalin fixed tissue in paraffin blocks. These markers help in diagnosis — classification and prognosticastion of various Cancers.
  • Immunofluorescence Microscopy – For evaluation of kidney and skin biopsies.
  • Test Panel: IgG, IgA, IgM, C3, C1q, Fibrinogen, Kappa, Lamda.
  • Cytogenetics – Fluorescent in Situ Hybridisation (FISH) technique for Her2/neu testing in Breast Cancer.

Many patients undergo ostomy surgery that alters their normal passage of elimination. Abdominal stomas are being constructed with increasing frequency in the treatment of various malignant, congenital, inflammatory and traumatic conditions. The deprivation of normal control and alteration in physical appearance can have a profound psychological impact.

The Enterostomal Therapist (ET) provides direct patient care to a person with abdominal stomas, fistulas, draining wounds and incontinence, as an educator, consultant, and researcher.

With additional knowledge, specific skills and desirable attitudes an ET can be the turning point in the life of an ostomate especially when he is under severe strain and depression. An ET patient can resume his normal activities and regain his self-esteem. The life of the ostomate has been vastly improved by technical advancement in surgical techniques, prosthetic devices combined with the development in specialized stoma-care with the five phases of ostomy rehabilitation.

Ruby Hall clinic has a full-fledged Clinical Research Department, with dedicated staff. It has its own Ethics Committee overlooking the entire process of Clinical Research in correct perspective.

Several Principal Investigators are running Phase II, III, IV clinical trials.

  • Dr. S. M. Karandikar( PI for over 20 Clinical Trials)
  • Dr. Minish Jain
  • Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh
  • Dr. Sujai Hegde and most consultants are PI for several randomised trials. All trials are being run as per DCGI guidelines.

Every aspect of a clinical trial including: Patient selection Informed Consent, AV recording, Electronic data capture, presenting updates at relevant meetings is followed to its minute details. The site has been audited by national & international agencies. India is today poised as one of the favorable destinations for conducting global clinical trials in terms of large patient populations, skilled manpower, cost-effectiveness, favorable economic and research environment, etc. A clinical trial is a process of testing a medication for its safety and effectiveness, either in comparison to a placebo or an already existing treatment. Clinical trials are part of research, which leads to the development of a new treatment. Any new treatment has to be cautiously evaluated through the several phases of the trial before it can be used to treat people. No trial can be executed successfully without the voluntary participation of subjects. All the subjects are given a document called as Informed Consent Form, which mentions the purpose of the study, procedure, and the risk and benefit involved in the study. Before any trial procedures are started, this document needs to be signed voluntarily by the patient. The decision to participate or not rests entirely upon the subject, and he/she can terminate his / her participation at any time, if not benefiting from the treatment. All trial procedures have to be executed according to the ICH- GCP guidelines; these are a set of standards, which are used internationally for the conduct of trials, ensuring the rights, safety and well being of the trial subjects. All clinical trials are commonly divided into 4 phases. The drug will be approved for use in the general population if it passes through phase 1, 2 & 3.

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Phase 1: – In this phase, a small group of healthy volunteers are selected. Here, the safety of the drug is monitored closely to determine its side effects.

Phase 2: – Trials are done on a group of patients and are designed to assess the activity of the therapy. This phase is safer than phase 1 trials. Phase 2 trials are designed to study the efficacy.

Phase 3: – Studies in this phase assess the value of the test drug in a larger group of patients against an approved drug or therapy.

Phase 4: – Phase 4 studies are undertaken by the sponsor company for competitive or other reasons (Example: the drug may not have been tested in certain population groups such as pregnant woman, or it could be tested for interaction with other drugs, etc). These trials involve the post-launch safety surveillance of a drug to detect long-term adverse effects over a larger patient population.

The investigator needs to set up a good research unit so that the trial is conducted smoothly and results obtained are of good quality. The set up requires good infrastructure facilities and appropriate human resources.

More than 150 clinical trials are in progress at any given time in Ruby Hall Clinic.

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Rehabilitation programs aim at increasing functional ability of an individual which in turn enhances the quality of life. Rehabilitation programs are extremely essential when it comes to patients diagnosed with Cancer. This is because they undergo very long and severe treatment and this makes them feel isolated.

Hence, these programs enable patients to meet and associate with other patients who have been diagnosed with the same disease, in turn, creating a bond and friendship between patients eliminating this isolation.

Also, it gives a great medium for the patients to get as well as give information about Cancer and any doubts or questions they may have about their illness.

Currently, Kamalnayan Bajaj Cancer Centre is running three such rehabilitation programs, namely, Breast Care Support Group (for Breast Cancer patients), Stoma Association (for patients with a stoma) and the Family Support Group (for family members of the patients). The Breast Care Support Group and Stoma Association meetings take place once every two months where the Family Support Group meeting takes place every 4th Saturday of the month.

COUNSELING UNIT: Counseling for Cancer patients is an indispensable part of their treatment. Patients and their family members respond to the diagnosis and treatment of Cancer in a number of ways. It is absolutely normal to feel sad, angry, worried, or isolated when affected by a serious illness like Cancer. The emotions related to Cancer can vary from patient to patient and from one day to the next. At Kamalnayan Bajaj Cancer Centre, we provide counseling services to help patients and their family members cope with these feelings that they may be experiencing.

Breast Care Support Group: This support group is for Breast Cancer patients and we meet on the 2nd Saturday on alternate months at 3 p.m. This group was mainly founded for easy access to information regarding breast Cancer pre and post-treatment and also for the patients and their family members to be able to feel motivated after meeting survivors. Recreational activities are also organized for patients.

Stoma Support Group: This support group is for patients having a stoma. The meetings take place on the 2nd Saturday on alternate months at 3 p.m. In these meetings, the group prefers to have discussions with doctors regarding queries about their stoma. Recreational activities are also held to help the new patients relax and to get familiarized with the old patients.

Family Support Group: The Family Support Group meeting is held every month on the 4th Saturday. This group is mostly for family members of Cancer patients. These meetings address issues of patient care with the family and also discuss the importance of the psychological well being of the family members.

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Laboratory Services

The Histopathology Department is a tertiary referral Centre for Oncopathology and Immunofluorescence microscopy.

Facilities available in the Department are as follows:

  • Histopathology- Reporting Biopsies, surgical pathology specimens & special stains.
  • Intraoperative Frozen Sections/Sterotactic Brain Biopsies on a cryostat.
  • Liquid-based Cytology – for detection of malignant cells in body fluids.
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) – The procedure is performed on swellings in Breast/Thyroid/Lymph nodes etc.
  • Liquid-based Cytology for Gynaecological – PAP Smears-For Early detection of Cervical Cancer.
  • Immunohistochemistry – more than 100 tumour markers are available in the Department. These markers are done on formalin fixed tissue in paraffin blocks. These markers help in diagnosis — classification and prognosticastion of various Cancers.
  • Immunofluorescence Microscopy – For evaluation of kidney and skin biopsies.
  • Test Panel: IgG, IgA, IgM, C3, C1q, Fibrinogen, Kappa, Lamda.
  • Cytogenetics – Fluorescent in Situ Hybridisation (FISH) technique for Her2/neu testing in Breast Cancer.

Stoma Clinic

Many patients undergo ostomy surgery that alters their normal passage of elimination. Abdominal stomas are being constructed with increasing frequency in the treatment of various malignant, congenital, inflammatory and traumatic conditions. The deprivation of normal control and alteration in physical appearance can have a profound psychological impact.

The Enterostomal Therapist (ET) provides direct patient care to a person with abdominal stomas, fistulas, draining wounds and incontinence, as an educator, consultant, and researcher.

With additional knowledge, specific skills and desirable attitudes an ET can be the turning point in the life of an ostomate especially when he is under severe strain and depression. An ET patient can resume his normal activities and regain his self-esteem. The life of the ostomate has been vastly improved by technical advancement in surgical techniques, prosthetic devices combined with the development in specialized stoma-care with the five phases of ostomy rehabilitation.

Clinical Trials & Research

Ruby Hall clinic has a full-fledged Clinical Research Department, with dedicated staff. It has its own Ethics Committee overlooking the entire process of Clinical Research in correct perspective.

Several Principal Investigators are running Phase II, III, IV clinical trials.

  • Dr. S. M. Karandikar( PI for over 20 Clinical Trials)
  • Dr. Minish Jain
  • Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh
  • Dr. Sujai Hegde and most consultants are PI for several randomised trials. All trials are being run as per DCGI guidelines.

Every aspect of a clinical trial including: Patient selectionInformed Consent, AV recording, Electronic data capture, presenting updates at relevant meetings is followed to its minute details. The site has been audited by national & international agencies. India is today poised as one of the favorable destinations for conducting global clinical trials in terms of large patient populations, skilled manpower, cost-effectiveness, favorable economic and research environment, etc. A clinical trial is a process of testing a medication for its safety and effectiveness, either in comparison to a placebo or an already existing treatment. Clinical trials are part of research, which leads to the development of a new treatment. Any new treatment has to be cautiously evaluated through the several phases of the trial before it can be used to treat people. No trial can be executed successfully without the voluntary participation of subjects. All the subjects are given a document called as Informed Consent Form, which mentions the purpose of the study, procedure, and the risk and benefit involved in the study. Before any trial procedures are started, this document needs to be signed voluntarily by the patient. The decision to participate or not rests entirely upon the subject, and he/she can terminate his / her participation at any time, if not benefiting from the treatment. All trial procedures have to be executed according to the ICH- GCP guidelines; these are a set of standards, which are used internationally for the conduct of trials, ensuring the rights, safety and well being of the trial subjects. All clinical trials are commonly divided into 4 phases. The drug will be approved for use in the general population if it passes through phase 1, 2 & 3.

Read More …

Phase 1: – In this phase, a small group of healthy volunteers are selected. Here, the safety of the drug is monitored closely to determine its side effects.

Phase 2: – Trials are done on a group of patients and are designed to assess the activity of the therapy. This phase is safer than phase 1 trials. Phase 2 trials are designed to study the efficacy.

Phase 3: – Studies in this phase assess the value of the test drug in a larger group of patients against an approved drug or therapy.

Phase 4: – Phase 4 studies are undertaken by the sponsor company for competitive or other reasons (Example: the drug may not have been tested in certain population groups such as pregnant woman, or it could be tested for interaction with other drugs, etc). These trials involve the post-launch safety surveillance of a drug to detect long-term adverse effects over a larger patient population.

The investigator needs to set up a good research unit so that the trial is conducted smoothly and results obtained are of good quality. The set up requires good infrastructure facilities and appropriate human resources.

More than 150 clinical trials are in progress at any given time in Ruby Hall Clinic.

Read Less …

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation programs aim at increasing functional ability of an individual which in turn enhances the quality of life. Rehabilitation programs are extremely essential when it comes to patients diagnosed with Cancer. This is because they undergo very long and severe treatment and this makes them feel isolated.

Hence, these programs enable patients to meet and associate with other patients who have been diagnosed with the same disease, in turn, creating a bond and friendship between patients eliminating this isolation.

Also, it gives a great medium for the patients to get as well as give information about Cancer and any doubts or questions they may have about their illness.

Currently, Kamalnayan Bajaj Cancer Centre is running three such rehabilitation programs, namely, Breast Care Support Group (for Breast Cancer patients), Stoma Association (for patients with a stoma) and the Family Support Group (for family members of the patients). The Breast Care Support Group and Stoma Association meetings take place once every two months where the Family Support Group meeting takes place every 4th Saturday of the month.

COUNSELING UNIT: Counseling for Cancer patients is an indispensable part of their treatment. Patients and their family members respond to the diagnosis and treatment of Cancer in a number of ways. It is absolutely normal to feel sad, angry, worried, or isolated when affected by a serious illness like Cancer. The emotions related to Cancer can vary from patient to patient and from one day to the next. At Kamalnayan Bajaj Cancer Centre, we provide counseling services to help patients and their family members cope with these feelings that they may be experiencing.

Support Services

Breast Care Support Group: This support group is for Breast Cancer patients and we meet on the 2nd Saturday on alternate months at 3 p.m. This group was mainly founded for easy access to information regarding breast Cancer pre and post-treatment and also for the patients and their family members to be able to feel motivated after meeting survivors. Recreational activities are also organized for patients.

Stoma Support Group: This support group is for patients having a stoma. The meetings take place on the 2nd Saturday on alternate months at 3 p.m. In these meetings, the group prefers to have discussions with doctors regarding queries about their stoma. Recreational activities are also held to help the new patients relax and to get familiarized with the old patients.

Family Support Group: The Family Support Group meeting is held every month on the 4th Saturday. This group is mostly for family members of Cancer patients. These meetings address issues of patient care with the family and also discuss the importance of the psychological well being of the family members.