Started in the year 2015, the Medical Oncology unit of Leela Narayan Shetty Centre for Cancer Research, headed by Dr. Vijith Shetty is one of leading cancer treatment centres of Coastal Karnataka. Our experts follow evidence based treatment guidelines by internationally recognized bodies such as American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) as well as National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for wide range of treatment modalities including Chemotherapy for all solid and hematological malignancies, Bone morrow transplant, Immunotherapy and target therapy for Breast, Colon, Lung, Gastrointestinal malignancies. The department is supported by an in-house cytogenetic lab and has been active in conducting cancer research in collaboration with other specialities. A multi-disciplinary tumor board is constituted to adopt best possible treatment approach and to ensure personalized treatment for every patient with the support of its surgical and radiation counterparts.

Services include:

  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Autologous Bone Marrow transplant
  • Personalized Onco-medicine
  • Lymphoma treatment
  • Multiple myeloma treatment
  • Breast cancer treatment
  • Lung cancer treatment

Faculty Details

Name Designation
Dr. Jayarama Shetty K.(Prof & HOD) Radiation Oncology
Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao Radiation Oncology
Dr. Vijith Shetty Medical Oncology
Dr. Vinay Kumar J Rajendra Surgical Oncology
Dr. Ail Sandeep Radiation Oncology
Mr. Vasudeva Rao H Chief Radio Therapist
Mr. Jerish M Jose Sr. Medical Physicist & RSO
Ms. Michele D Almeida Medical Physicist


  • Medical Linear Accelerator with 2 photons and 5 electrons
  • Mould Room with modern mould facilities
  • Advanced treatment planning system
  • The department is equipped with Linear Accelerator (Dual energy photons, 5 energies of electrons and CT simulator first of its kind in Mangalore which can deliverability
    • Two Dimensional Radiotherapy (2DRT)
    • Three Dimensional Radiotherapy (3DCRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT – Dynamic Leaf MLC – faster treatment)
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)