Dr Dinesh Pendharkar


Dr Dinesh Pendharkar


One of the First Practitioners in cancer chemotherapy in India. Has many publications including international recognized practice changing research.

Head, Department of cancer chemotherapy at Asian Cancer Institute Mumbai; President, Indian Society of Oncology; Chair, International Affairs Committee of American Society of Clinical Oncology; Present-Mentor, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, District cancer Care Services, Govt of Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Presently as a social service involved in empowering government run district hospitals of the country with creation of Nodal Caner Units in each of them and creating Community Point of Contacts for Cancer-a physician- in each district. The unique cancer care delivery model completely covers four states of India ( 110 districts of India -17%).These units in the district are capable of assisting patients in counseling, diagnosis, treatment , followup care, palliative care and are additionally doing public educational activities with assistance from the state.