What is Nuero Oncolgy ?

Cancer is the second most deadly disease in the world and certainly doctors and scientists have not yet came across a permanent solution for it.

Brain cancer poses a unique challenge to cancer research and neuroscience, and its study demands a unique research environment, one that recognizes the special nature of the central nervous system and the tumors that develop there.

The direct, indirect, and treatment-related effects of cancer on the nervous system have received variable attention by neurologists over the past century. The diseases encompassed in the neuro-oncology field and our understanding of them has increased rapidly during the past years. In part, progress has been driven by technological achievements in neuro imaging, in particular, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. These advances have allowed unprecedented opportunities to view the anatomy and pathology of the central nervous system (CNS) and, to an extent, portions of the peripheral nervous system that could be affected by cancer or its treatment. Clear gains have occurred in diagnostic accuracy, neurosurgical safety, ease of tumor resection, and safer and more accurate radiotherapy. After carmustine chemotherapy was introduced in the late 1960s, neurosurgeons and a new breed of physician, the neuro-oncologist, investigated the clinical benefits of an increasing number of anticancer agents against gliomas, medulloblastomas, and metastatic tumors in the CNS. In parallel, another sector of neuro-oncology developed that was more closely allied with neurology. The focus of this activity was in correlative neurology and pain management issues.

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma has spent several years working in the field of oncology, while continually updating him to the latest technology and also completing his fellowship in Proton Therapy from New Jersey. He has an understanding of cancers from a multi-disciplinary perspective having consulted on various tumor boards. He also has extensively carried out research in the field of Radiation Oncology and is more than willing to teach the same to juniors in his field.

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