Cancer Cure Today is an initiative by DR. Ranga Rao Rangaraju – MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Medical Oncology)
CancerCureToday is an initiative by DR. Ranga Rao Rangaraju
Welcome to the website of Dr Ranga Rao, the reputed cancer specialist (medical oncologist) in New Delhi. He is an expert in management of all cancers and deals with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and the recently introduced immunotherapy. The range of solid tumours managed by him include, breast cancers, gynaecological cancers, lung cancers, gastrointestinal tumours, hepatobiliary tumours, urological tumours, head and neck tumours, lymphomas, and hematological cancers.
He is currently working as Director Oncology Services, and Senior Consultant Medical Oncology, at Max Superspeciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi.
His Approach: After a careful evaluation of the patient, perusal of the test reports, Dr Ranga Rao explains the disease and its stage in simple understandable language to the patient and relatives, lists out the treatment options with pros and cons of each option. He helps them to understand the disease, its prognosis, options and further helps them decide the treatment according to their wish and situation. He prepares them mentally and psychologically to fight the disease and motivates them. His updated and brilliant academic knowledge and understanding helps the patient to get the most recent treatment. His willingness to be in contact with your family doctor/ other consultants will help you connected with him and be at your home for all medical problems.
With vast experience spanning over thirty years, he is well known for his ethical, thorough professional, systematic and patient-centric approach to the diagnosis as well as treatment of cancer, with utmost empathy and consideration. Every patient is given a very personalized touch and attention, which they deserve.
The Team: A large team consisting of experts from all fields assists him in various tasks –chemotherapy counselling, planning, financial counselling, and administration of the prescribed treatment. A team of experienced surgical oncologists conduct the cancer surgeries of all kinds and complexities with great ease. The team of well trained and experienced medical oncologists manages the patients for their chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Well trained and expert oncology nurses administer the chemotherapy in an expert manner. They are capable of handling the chemotherapy ports and central lines as PICC.
Qualifications & Training: He graduated (MBBS) from JLN medical College, Ajmer and had a brilliant career with Armed Forces Medical Services for 28 1/2 years. He obtained his post-graduation in Internal Medicine from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (awarded a gold medal)and had been a teacher medicine dept, AFMC, Pune. As a medical specialist, he served in various establishments including a foreign assignment in Bhutan. His superspeciality training in Medical Oncology was from the esteemed Cancer Institute Chennai, under the able and renowned teachers like Dr V Shanta and Late DR V Krishnamurthy. He participated in a clinical exchange program at MD Anderson Cancer centre, Houston, USA and thereafter has been a visitor at the same the hospital for four weeks. He has been a visitor at many prestigious hospitals in the world such as Dana Faber Cancer institute, Boston, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and recently Cancer Centre, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
Career: He worked as medical oncologist in Command Hospitals at Pune, Kolkata & Mumbai and served as the Head of oncology dept at Army Hospital (R &R) New Delhi for almost four years. After his premature retirement form Armed Forces, he worked as Senior Consultant & Professor in Medical oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer institute, New Delhi, Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon, BLK Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi. Since Nov 2014, he is Director Oncology Services, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi.
Clinical Experience: Dr Ranga Rao has a vast experience of treating all types of cancers of all ages. He has treated oral & tongue cancers, Throat cancers, head and other neck cancers, lung cancers, esophageal cancers, stomach cancers, small intestine and colorectal cancers. He has also managed urinary bladder, kidney cancers, and prostate cancers. He has treated several gall bladder cancers pancreatic and liver cancers. He has special interest in breast and gynaecological cancers as ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers. In all, he has a vast experience of treating all types of cancers. He is very well known to manage the elderly cancer patients with a special attention.
Academics & Research: Dr R Ranga Rao has a very good experience of research and clinical trials in cancers. While in the Armed forces, he carried out a research project on chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and a coworker in many other projects. He had won several medals & awards during his service for his academic work. Also he was awarded the prestigious Vishist Seva Medal (VSM), for his exceptional devotion to duty and contribution to oncology in Armed forces.
Organizational skills: He has excellent management and organizational skills. He has been instrumental in setting up the cancer centers at the places of his service and improving them with standardized procedures, thereby improving the quality of care, documentation and a visible change in patient care.
He has organized many academic conferences in Armed Forces and various institutes where he worked. Most prestigious was the first Indian Cancer Congress (ICC 2013) held in November 2013.
Community Awareness programmes His excellent communication skills combined with fluency in Hindi, Telugu and English, he is able to talk and deliver lectures with total clarity and simplicity. He has participated in many cancer awareness programmes in various cities in India and Nepal. He has delivered over 150 guest lectures all over India, Nepal, Nigeria, Kenya and USA.