Tata Medical Center
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- 1200 New breast cancer cases treated per year
- 16 Breast multidisciplinarity team members
The Breast unit is a multidisciplinary team composed of dedicated breast surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, psychiatrists, palliative care experts, breast care nurses, supported by radiologists, pathologists, nuclear medicine experts, trial and data coordinators. Clinical decisions are made on evidence-based institutional protocols, and are discussed in multidisciplinary team meetings. In the last year we performed 675 breast cancer operations, out of which 50% were breast conservation surgery. SLNB is offered to all eligible patients. Day-care-based chemotherapy and hypo-fractionated radiotherapy is our standard of care. We organize survivorship meeting once a month. Day-to-day clinical practice is recorded on the hospital’s electronic medical record system. Apart from clinical activities, our unit encourages both investigator-initiated and sponsored research, with all protocols being approved by institutional review board. Tissue biobanking for future research is done with support from Tata Translational Cancer Research Centre, Kolkata. Our clinical and research data has won awards at national and international meetings, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals.