Achievements & Publications

ACHIEVEMENTS

ESTABLISHMENT OF CENTRE OF AFFORDABLE EXCELLENCE IN BREAST CARE

  • Orchids Breast Health Clinic (OBHC) is perhaps India's first dedicated Breast Center for hi-tech diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Advanced imaging modalities such as 2D Full-field Digital Mammography with 3D Tomosynthesis, automated breast volume scanner, precision biopsy with vacuum-guided and stereotactic devices and sentinel node
  • 12 bed chemotherapy day care which also provides diet counselling, psychological counselling, lymphedema clinic and physiotherapy for Breast Cancer patients

ESTABLISHMENT OF INDIA'S FIRST DEDICATED BREAST ONCOPLASTIC UNIT

  • Global trends in Breast Cancer surgery indicate paradigm-shift from conventional breast removal surgery (i.e., mastectomy) to breast reconstruction (i.e., Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, OBS).
  • OBS allows restoration of breast shape and improves quality of life in BC patients.
  • Dr. Koppiker received advance training in Europe from the founders of this discipline and is now well-recognised as one of the pioneers of this technique in India.

ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY

  • Training Institute for young surgeons interested in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery established by Orchids Breast Health Clinic (OBHC) in association with Senior Surgeon Faculty of University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • Hands-on training workshops by Dr. Koppiker at many medical centers in India and abroad
  • Annual Indo-British Advanced Master Class in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and Breast Cancer Symposium well-attended by over 300 oncology professionals from Europe and Southeast Asian countries.

DSIR-SIRO STATUS

  • Non-academic research centres in India are under direct purview of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI
  • Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) status awarded by DSIR based on the content and quality of the active research program
  • PCCM conferred with this prestigious SIRO status in 2015, which enables special recognition for tax benefits, access to GoI research funding and academic collaborations.

NATIONAL CANCER GRID (NCG) MEMBERSHIP

  • NCG of India Research Consortium was established by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with US National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) and UK Medical Research Council. Entry to NCG is based on clinical and research profile of cancer centers across India
  • PCCM inducted into NCG in 2015, thereby opening the possibilities of national and international collaborations in cancer research.

PCCM Publications

Evaluating the Performance of an Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis Unit in India
Jolene Baptist, Santosh Dixit, Laleh Busheri, Lakshmi Krishnan, Rashmi Alhat, Beenu Verghese, Chaitanyanand Koppiker
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 598-604
http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=103

Performance of CBE and Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Indian Setup
Manali Jadhav, Lakshmi Krishnan, Santosh Dixit, Sammita Jadhav, Amol Gaikwad, Laleh Busheri, Beenu Verghese, Abhijeet Patil, Chaitanyanand Koppiker
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 700-707
http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=118

Breast Cancer Biobank: A Novel Resource for Translational Research
Smeeta Nare, Santosh Dixit, Beenu Verghese, Lakshmi Krishnan, Laleh Busheri, Chetan Deshmukh, Chaitanyanand Koppiker
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 1031-1040
http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=164

Telemedicine-Based Community Screening of Cervical Cancer
Lakshmi Krishnan, Anita Bapat, Reshma Sakhilkar, Sachin Raje, Amol Gaikwad, Laleh Busheri, Santosh Dixit, C B Koppiker
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 547-553
http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=097

Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Therapeutic Mammoplasty: Prospective Evaluation 1 Year Post-Surgery with BREAST-Q Questionnaire

Laxmi Shekhawat, Laleh Busheri, Santosh Dixit, Chaula Patel, Upendra Dhar,  Chaitanyanand Koppiker

Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

Year: 2015, Volume: 6, Issue: 4, 356-362

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4809840/