EDUCATION / TEACHING
Staff members take regular teaching classes for MD, DM & MCh students and students who come as observers to the department. Important and interesting cases are discussed every week, in the department with slides for the benefit of students and staff. Every Friday, there is a tumour board meeting to discuss all cases for treatment planning. Monthly once, grand round is carried out to discuss about a specific subject for the benefit of students and staff.
Research publications from the department are available both in national and international journals. Diagnostic service by Pathology Department is essential for patient management and contributes significantly to clinical research, without which, any publications and research work by clinical departments is not possible
Preservation of paraffin embedded tissue blocks
We need proper storage of paraffin embedded tissue blocks. With the rapid emergence of Molecular oncology and molecular targeted therapies, molecular cancer research has been widely expected to be one of the fastest growing fields during the 21st century. With the increase in the number of specimen blocks that are stored every year, there is an urgent need to extend the storage area for modern air-conditioned tissue repository in order to maintain good quality blocks, which will be available to retro- specific studies using future diagnostic techniques. This will help to generate invaluable material to future generation.