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RCC established Onconet in September 2004 with the help of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and CDAC, Trivandrum.


Established High bandwidth connectivity between Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum and its peripheral centers at Kollam, Kozhencherry, Ernakulam, Palakkad and Kannur using satellite communication

High quality Video Conferencing, Tele-pathology and Tele-radiology equipments are interconnected and software required for interfacing these equipments are developed.

Implemented Learning Resource Centre for Oncology. Learning Resource Centre for Oncology provides cancer related information to clinicians, researchers, health planners, health workers, administrators and patients. This facilitates quick access to all updated oncology information generated from time to time. The system will provide a CD ROM based information retrieval system, which may, perhaps, is the most important and cost-effective set up in the application of modern information technology

CME Programmes transmitted to various centers across India through Telemedicine network in 2004-05 (SKIMS, Srinagar, SRMC Chennai, Dr.Baruva Cancer Institute, Guvahati, RCC Cuttak, Civil Hospital Imphal, AIMS Kochi etc.)

Continuing Medical Education Programs       - 33
Panel Discussions                                         - 19
Nurses Training programs                             - 12
Talks by doctors of RCC                             - 15

Major CME programmes Received in 2005

        1. AROI annual conference from RCC, Ahmedabad

        2. Multi modality Head and Neck cancer care in new millinium, TATA             Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Follow-up of Patients through Onconet

Cancer is a disease, which needs prolonged treatment and life long follow-up. To avoid unnecessary patient travel, RCC introduced monthly follow up clinic at its five sub centers. Patients returning home after initial treatment at the RCC can communicate their post treatment problems and results of investigations from nodal centers. The doctors at RCC could also be able to render advice on a real time basis for terminally ill patients who require only palliative care. RCC has 5 peripheral centers with essential infrastructure at Kollam, Ernakulam (Kochi), Palakkad, Kozhencherry and Kannur.

Besides helping patients for follow-up visit, the online facility will boost the confidence of the cancer patients by providing counseling. Apart from RCC patients, the public as well as doctors of other institutions can also avail themselves of ONCONET services.

No: of Follow up Patients
(Sep 2004 – Dec 2005)
Money Saved by Patients
10.29 Lakhs
6.71 Lakhs
0.63 Lakhs
0.20 Lakhs
0.16 Lakhs

Telepathology Clinic

Tele-pathology uses telecommunication technology to transmit data and pathology images to and from remote centers for diagnosis, education and consultation. A telepathology system consists of a high-resolution video camera mounted on conventional microscope to capture digital images of pathologic slides and telecommunication setup to transmit images to a remote centre.

RCC conducts regular telepathologic consultations between Kannur and Kochi Early Cancer Detection Centres. RCC also seeks expert opinions on pathology from expert centers of USA like Mayo Clinic, UICC, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.







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