The Division of Oncology was created in the Department of Surgery, KGMC ( now KGMU), Lucknow in 1979 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Prof. NC Misra headed this unit for the next 17 years and under his leadership the Oncology Division established itself as a centre for excellence in academics, research, training and clinical service. It has over the years shouldered the major responsibility of providing tertiary care for cancer patients from Uttar Pradesh, the neighbouring states of India and Nepal. Prof. NC Misra was joined by Dr. Arun Chaturvedi as Lecturer in Oncology in 1989.
=> The Department of Surgical Oncology is recognised by the Medical Council of India for the MCh Surgical Oncology training programme. Three seats are available on the basis of All India Entrance Examination.
=> The department also has a Ph D programme and has students enrolled in it.
=> The Surgical Oncology Division (presently Department) has been actively organising conferences and scientific meetings over the last 20 years of its existence. In the last 5 years it has organised several such meetings. It organised the National Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology in September 2003.
The Department of Surgical Oncology is presently situated in the newly constructed Surgical Oncology building and New Surgical Block. The new department building has operating room suites, indoor wards, Conference Room, Consultants' Room, Record room, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy room, Research and Trial room, Library, administrative offices, private rooms and investigative facilities. The department runs a day care chemotherapy facility also.
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