Excerpts from an interview with Dr. Rahul Bhargava, Hematologist

Excerpts from an interview with Dr. Rahul  Bhargava,  Hematologist, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon Q.What role do stem cells play in cancer treatment? A. Stem Cells have two options: there’s stem cell therapy versus stem cell transplant; however, stem cell therapy is not an option right now. Stem Cell transplant works in curing blood cancers like CML, CLL, and Multiple Myeloma that originates from stem cells. Q.What role does bone marrow transplantation offer for cancer treatment? A. Bone Marrow Transplant plays a key role in the treatment of acute myeloid cancer and most Bone Marrow Transplants provide a  60-70% survival…

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Dr. Ishita B Sen, Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Excerpts from the interview with Dr. Ishita B Sen, Nuclear Medicine Specialist   Q.What role does nuclear medicine play in cancer treatment? A. Nuclear medicine is a part and parcel of cancer treatments, it plays a role from diagnostics to medicine and helps at various stages of cancer treatments. Q.What are the different treatment options offered by nuclear medicine for cancer treatment? A. Nuclear medicine is 20% therapy and 80% diagnostics. It is a niche therapy that helps treat thyroid, prostate, breast, neuroendocrine, and brain tumors. It is also used in intertumoral therapies Q.Why did you choose to specialize in…

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