The Department of Medical Oncology at KMC Manipal was set up in 1993 and its primary aim is to provide holistic, all-round medical care for solid tumors.

The Medical Oncology Unit has 16 in-patient beds, a daily outpatient clinic and facilities for the administration of chemotherapy to ambulatory patients on care basis. The objective is to provide affordable care to patients with potentially curable cancers and administer gold standard treatment.


Key features:

  • The only Medical Oncology department available for treatment of cancers in Udupi District
  • An undergraduate medical training which is unique in nature
  • High degree of coordination with Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine and Pathology, for the best treatment of cancer patients.


Core competencies:

  • Good patient care
  • Management of Breast Cancer
  • Management of Germ Cell tumor
  • Management of Ovarian Cancer.



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.

DM Program


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & Publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.