MD, MRCP, PhD, CCT
Lead and Senior Consultant - Medical Oncology and Haematology
Dr Vijay Agarwal is a medical oncologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancers. Having delivered over 40000 chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy, over 15 years he is one of the best medical oncologist and cancer specialist in Bangalore, India. He is the lead consultant and heads the department of Oncology for all Aster Hospitals in Bangalore. He uses the latest techniques, such as advanced imaging and molecular diagnostics, to come to a diagnosis quickly and efficiently. His cancer treatments are based on the latest treatment modalities, evidence and technology available depending upon his patient's needs, requirements and expectations. With a patient-centric approach and treatment delivered through a multi-disciplinary team, he strives to do the best for his patients.
He has trained extensively in United Kingdom (UK) and worked as a consultant in the UK before relocating to India in 2015. He has a keen interest in research following his PhD in Medicine in the UK. Has many peer reviewed publications in various international journals and is regularly invited to give talks and lectures by multiple organisations.
Speciality: Medical Oncology (treatment of all types of cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, sarcoma and brain tumours.
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) – Medical Oncology, General Medical Council, UK, 2012
PhD (Medical Sciences), Hull York Medical School, University of York, UK, 2012
Post Graduate Diploma in Research Training from Hull York Medical School, University of York, UK, 2011
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education from Newcastle University, UK, 2008
MRCP (Medicine), Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2005
MD (General Medicine), Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India, 2002
MBBS, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India, 1999
Dr Vijay Agarwal has a vast experience in the field of oncology and treats all types of cancers using chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. He is currently the Lead and Senior Consultant at Aster CMI and Aster RV Hospitals and heads the cancer centres of all Aster hospitals in Bangalore and is supported by a team of doctors, nurses and various support staff. Previously he has worked at various hospitals in India and UK. His most recent previous appointments were
Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist; Health Care Global Enterprises, K. R. Road, Bangalore (2015 - 2018)
Consultant Medical Oncologist; Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK (2013 - 2015)
Vijay Agarwal, Beaumont KL, Campbell A, Lind MJ, Cawkwell L, Expression of PTEN in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Lung Cancer, 2011. 71(Supplement 1): p. S19. Poster - 9th Annual British Thoracic Oncology Group Conference, Dublin (January 2011). Awarded the best poster award for 2011.
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Vijay Agarwal. 'Commitment to tame the disease and increasing awareness can make India cancer-free.' Punediary.com 5 Feb 2019. punediary.com
Chetana Belagere. 'Cancer cure in sight, claims firm, but experts unsure.' The New Indian Express 4 Feb 2019. newindianexpress.com
Vijay Agarwal. 'World Cancer Day: Immunotherapy can help patients suffering from carcinoma of the lungs.' The Economic Times 4 Feb 2019. economictimes.indiatimes
Vijay Agarwal, Aditya Murali. 'Yes, it can be diagnosed AND treated while you're carrying.' Mother & Baby 15 December 2018. www.pressreader.com
Vijay Agarwal. 'Cancers occur in the bones account for less than 1% of all cancers.' HealthySoch 21 July 2018. www.healthysoch.com
Vijay Agarwal. 'One per cent of call cancers are sarcomas.' The New Indian Express 19 July 2018. newindianexprss.com
Vijay Agarwal. 'Merck presents Let's March Ahead & Unite Against Colorectal Cancer.' Times Influence 2 April 2018. www.youtube.com
Vijay Agarwal. 'Colorectal cancer on the rise due to unhealthy diet.' The New Indian Express 29 March 2018. newindianexpress.com
Vijay Agarwal. 'Today we can augment the body's immune system to attack cancer cells.' ETHealthWorld 15 Dec 2017. Accessed on 12 March 2018. economictimes
Vijay Agarwal. 'Smoking: A proven risk factor for smoking.' THEWEEK. 31 November 2017.
Vijay Agarwal. 'Personalised cancer treatment- revolutionising the cancer scenario in India.' Business Economics 31 August 2017. Accessed on 12 March 2018. businesseconomics.in
Kaniza Garari. 'For Indian cancer patients, immunotherapy is way pricey.' Deccan Chronicle 28 July 2017. Accessed on 12 March 2018. www.deccanchronicle.com