Dr. Prakash Saxena P U

Professor and HOD

Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology


    Member, University Board of Studies for MD Radiation oncology post graduate program.



Subject Subject code Semester
Oncology MBBS 6th & 7th semester & Bsc MRT students.
Radiobiology MBBS 6th & 7th semester & Bsc MRT students.


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD (Doctor of Medicine) Radiation Oncology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2009
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2006
F.A.G.E ( Fellow in Academy of General Education) M.A.H.E 2006


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Professor & Head 01/06/2018 - till date
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Professor 14/04/2018 - till date
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Associate Professor 01/07/2014 to 13/04/2018
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal & Mangalore Assistant Professor 01/07/2009 to 30/06/2014


Area of Interest


Area of Expertise

Gynaecological Malignancies, Head and Neck Cancers, Lung Cancers

Area of Research

Prognostic and Predictive Markers to Radiation Response

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life Member of Association of Radiation Oncologist of India


Awards and Recognition


  • Awarded Short Term Research Studentship by Indian Council of Medical Research, 2002.
  • 1st prize in All India Undergraduate Essay writing competition conducted by Indian Medical Association, 2002.
  • Best Paper award in the proffered paper category, titled ‘Clinico-Pathological response assessment in patients receiving Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancer.’, in the Indian Breast Cancer Initiative Congress 2008 on 11th & 12th April at Artemis Health Institute ,Gurgaon.
  • Travel Fellowship award at AROICON 2008 Mumbai



Multi-Modal Medical Image Fusion With Adaptive Weighted Combination of NSST Bands Using Chaotic Grey Wolf Optimization.

2019-01-01 C. S. Asha Shyam Lal Varadraj Prabhu Gurupur PU Prakash Saxena

2019 IEEE Access Volume: 7 Page(s): 40782 – 40796

Effectiveness of exercise-based rehabilitation on functional capacity and quality of life in head and neck cancer patients receiving chemo-radiotherapy. Supportive Care in Cancer.

Stephen Rajan Samuel Arun G. Maiya Donald J. Fernandes Vasudeva Guddattu Pu Prakash Saxena Jestina Rachel Kurian Po Ju Lin Karen M. Mustian

2019 Article in press

Predictive and Prognostic Significance of Glutathione Levels and DNA Damage in Cervix Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy

Vidyasagar et al

International journal of radiation oncology biology and physics. 2010. Volume 78 pages 343-349.

Survival Analysis of Head and Neck Cancer: A Hospital Based Study in Southern Karnataka Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health.

PU Prakash Saxena et al

Available online- Ahead of Print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2018.08.007.

Assessment of spectrum of mental disorders in cancer patients.

PU Prakash Saxena et al

J Can Res Ther 2018. Volume 14 issue 6 p 1313-1315. DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.191059

To assess the effect of curcumin in reduction of response to chemo-radiotherapy incduced mucositis

ICMR short term Student fellowships

    Namma TV


    as an invited guest in HELLO KMC programme on the occasion of World Cancer Day