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Welcome to OncoWin Cancer Clinic.
An exclusive Cancer Clinic providing one stop solution for cancer diagnosis and comprehensive cancer treatment planning.
OncoWin Cancer Clinic is led by Dr.Rahul S.Kulkarni who is one of the best cancer specialists in Pune and is currently started with a mission of providing best and evidence-based cancer care services in Kothrud and Aundh areas with a vision of expanding services in other areas of Pune in future.

        Oncology is a branch of medicine that has now evolved into a super-specialized field. Management of cancer requires a thorough and systematic approach and comprehensive planning with the integration of multiple specialties right from the beginning. Also, recent advances in treatment in the form of targeted therapies, immunotherapy, advances in oncosurgery techniques and radiation have changed the paradigm of cancer treatment. Hence it is very important that cancer treatment planning is done under the proper guidance of trained Cancer specialists in respective fields as per recent evidence-based guidelines. Optimal and proper sequencing of Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation with a multidisciplinary approach helps in deriving the best outcomes in cancer patients. Also, each and every cancer patient has to be treated in an individual way with personalized treatment planning.

         Dr. Rahul Kulkarni a dedicated and expert Medical Oncologist who specializes in the field of Cancer diagnosis, chemotherapy and treatment planning,committed to providing the best scientific, evidence-based, affordable and comprehensive personalized cancer treatment plan to the patients. Dr.Rahul Kulkarni strongly believes in offering a transparent and tailored cancer treatment plan which is best suited as per the type and stage of cancer and helps in making well-informed treatment decisions.

         Dr.Rahul Kulkarni is currently working as a consultant Medical Oncologist and Hematooncologist at Sahyadri Group of Hospitals and carries out procedures, Chemotherapy and cancer treatments at all branches of Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune located at Karve Road, Hadapsar, Shastrinagar, Bibwewadi, Kothrud and Surya Hospitals. Apart from being a highly skilled clinician and oncologist, Dr. Rahul Kulkarni is known for his patient-centric and patient-friendly nature. He is also a core researcher and has numerous publications in national and international journals.
          If you are searching for an oncologist in Deccan, Kothrud, Aundh, Baner, pimple Saudagar or anywhere in Pune, then please feel free to connect with us anytime. Explore the website further to know more about Dr.Rahul Kulkarni, services, treatment options and facilities at OncoWin Clinic. You can read health information, patient testimonials, success stories, ask questions, get second opinions, online consultation or book appointments with Dr.Rahul Kulkarni for face to face consultation.
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Dr. Rahul Kulkarni|Medical Oncology|Aundh, Pune

Dr. Rahul Kulkarni

Consultant Medical Oncologist

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Medical Oncology

MBBS,MD General Medicine, DM Medical Oncology, Dip in Geriatric Medicine, ECMO
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English, Hindi, Marathi

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What is Immunotherapy?   Cancer immunotherapy is the artificial stimulation of the immune system to treat cancer. It helps in improving the immune system's natural ability to des...

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What is Immunotherapy?   Cancer immunotherapy is the artificial stimulation of the immune system to treat cancer. It helps in improving the immune system's natural ability to des...


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Mission Cancer Prevention | 8 simple ways to reduce your risk of Cancer!!

What can we do to prevent cancer??? This is one of the commonest questions asked to us by many people and especially relatives of cancer patients. The answer to this question is – Yes!! We can definitely reduce the risk of cancer by following few simple tips.

About 30- 50 % cancers are preventable since they are closely related to our lifestyle. The common cancers which can be prevented include-  
Breast Cancer ,Cervical Cancer,Colon Cancer,Liver cancer,Oral Cancer,skin Cancer

Let us see few simple tips which will help you to reduce your risk of cancer development:

1)     Avoid Tobacco- Consumption of tobacco in any form either smoking or smokeless is the single most important cause of many cancers in India. Smoking has been linked to various types of cancer — including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. Chewing tobacco has been linked to cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas. Even if you don't use tobacco, exposure to secondhand smoke might increase your risk of lung cancer. Quitting tobacco is the most important step towards cancer prevention. If you need help quitting tobacco, ask your doctor about stop-smoking products and other strategies for quitting.

2)     Eat Healthy diet- a healthy diet can not only keep you fit but also help you to reduce risk of cancers like colon cancers and stomach cancers.

a)     Eat more fruits and vegetables- Fresh fruits are rich in antioxidants and vegetables and fiber rich food helps to reduce risk of cancers.

b)    Limit processed meat- High consumption of processed meat has been shown to increase risk of certain cancers.

c)    Limit /avoid alcohol- Alcohol inself has been shown to be responsible for increasing risk of certain cancers like Liver cancer,


3)     Maintain Healthy weight and physical activity- Apart from protecting your heart, a modest amount of exercise can help you to prevent obesity which is shown to be indirectly associated with increased risk of Breast Cancer, endometrial cancer, Colon Cancer, Ovarian cancer. A simple brisk walking for 30 minutes a day is what is recommended. Maintaining ideal body weight will definitely help in long run to reduce risk of many other diseases as well!! 

4)     Get Vaccinated- Some cancers are associated with infections. Getting vaccinated against these infections can indirectly prevent these cancers. 

For eg-
a)     One of the most common cause of Hepatocellular carcinoma is Hepatitis B infection. Hepatitis B vaccine is available and can protect you from acquiring Hepatitis B and thus reduce the risk of HCC.
b)    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is associated with development of cervical cancer in females as well as head and neck cancers. HPV vaccine is now available for both girls and boys. Please contact your gynaecologist or oncologist for suitable age for vaccination. 

5)     Avoid unnecessary sun exposure- Unnecessary and prolonged exposure to strong sunlight for years is an important risk factor for development of skin cancer. Hence as far as possible avoid unnecessary exposure to strong sunlight and skin tanning. Appropriate use of sunscreens with SPF more than 30 may also help.

6)     Avoid High risk behaviours- Risky and unsafe behaviours like unsafe sexual practices can increase risk of infections like Hepatitis B,HIV, HPV which in long run can increase your risk of cancer. Also sharing needles and unsafe blood transfusions increases risk of transmission of infections. Please stay away from risky behaviours and protect you and your family as well!

7)     Know about your family history- Some cancers like Breast cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colon Cancer can be sometimes hereditary i.e they can be passed on to next generations or close relatives. It is worthwhile that you are aware of any history of multiple cancers in family or close relatives. In such cases you can discuss with oncologist about possible hereditary cancers and if indicated can get genetic counseling and testing done. In certain hereditary cancers, certain prophylactic medicines or surgeries can prevent development of cancers in future.

8)     Follow cancer screening guidelines- Simple cancer screening tests like self breast examination, mammography, PAP smear can help to diagnose breast and cervical cancers even in precancerous stages and appropriate treatment at earliest stages can prevent development into actual cancers.

Best treatment of cancer is to prevent it !!
Lets spread this awareness and stay away from cancer!!!

--Dr.Rahul S.Kulkarni























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Thumbnail of topic : Treating Cancers in elderly....how old is too old??

Treating Cancers in elderly....how old is too old??

As an oncologist, I come across lot of elderly patients who are diagnosed with cancers. Some are lucky enough to be diagnosed at early stages while some unfortunately get diagnosed at advanced stages. In some patients cure is possible if we treat as per the standard cancer treatment plan, whereas for some patients cure is not possible but still they can be offered treatment which can control the cancer and improve their quality of life. However, many people are skeptical while starting cancer treatment particularly only because of old age and the most important question which is asked is “Can he/she sustain cancer treatment at this age???”. Many a times only because of this mindset some patients miss out the chance of cure since they choose to opt out from desired cancer treatment. In this article we will see how we as oncologist approach while we deal with elderly cancer patients and how we can personalize treatment to derive the best care plan for them and this will help you in making treatment decisions for your near and dear ones.

Almost 60 % of cancers occur above 65 years of age. However treatment of cancer in elderly becomes challenging as older adults are more likely to have chronic illnesses like diabetes, blood pressure, heart diseases, lung disorders, joint problems or they may be frail due to age. These factors may increase the risk of complications during surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. But age should not be the only factor which guides the decision; as we don’t just look at chronological age but biological age is more important in treatment decisions. In geriatric medicine or in particular geriatric oncology, we consider a constellation of factors while making treatment decisions in elderly cancer patients. We discuss following points with patients and relatives.

1) What type of cancer it is and how far it has spread?
Certain cancer types have favourable response to treatment, example- lymphomas, myeloma, breast cancer , lung cancer, prostate cancer can respond very well to simple and less toxic treatments which can give dramatic results to treatment even in advanced stages 

 2) What is going to be the treatment goal?

Cure- whether being cancer free is possible and if so what modalities are required to achieve the goal. In such cases we need to be bit aggressive as it’s a question of life and death but at the same time balance the risks and benefits.
b) Control- Sometimes, even if cure is not possible, we can control cancer very well by simple treatment options. Patients can live longer even with cancer with simple and effective medications.
c) Palliation- in some cases which are very advanced and aggressive cancers, goal can be to just alleviate the symptoms and to make patient comfortable.

3) What are the treatment options and risks and benefits of each one?

Cancers can be treated using any of the following method
a) Surgery
b) Radiotherapy
c) Chemotherapy- oral/IV
d) Targeted therapy
e) Immunotherapy 

 4) How do we decide while choosing the treatment option?

While dealing with elderly patients, we do a overall evaluation of patient which is called
“Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment”.It is a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment process that identifies medical, psychological and functional limitations of elderly patients in order to develop a coordinated plan to maximize the cancer treatment outcome.

The questionnaire includes evaluation of following points:

a) Age
b) Medical comorbidities - Heart problems, Kidney /liver dysfunction
c) Ability to perform functional tasks and need for assistance in doing activities of daily living- whether patient can perform their activities on their own/limited/bedridden and whether the current status was prior to diagnosis of cancer or due to the cancer itself.
d) Fall history
e) Mental health
f) Social and financial support.

Various assessment scales can help us to stratify vulnerable elderly patients for whom we can choose to offer milder yet effective treatment options and reduce the chances of toxicities.

5) How can we modify treatment decisions based on Comprehensive Geriatric assessment?

a) Surgical Options-  based on the cardiac/renal/liver/lung function status some patients may be fit even for aggressive surgeries which can certainly cure cancers with minimal risks. ( eg: Breast cancer surgery can be offered relatively safely and can be curative for the patient).On the other hand some surgeries which involve higher cardiac/pulmonary risk may be better avoided if patients are vulnerable and unfit and patients can be offered alternative treatment options thus minimizing the risk. ( eg- esophageal cancer surgery may be morbid if patient has cardiopulmonary issues and can be offered chemoradiation)However this decision is personalized based on detail assessment and requires discussion with your oncosurgeon. 

b) Chemotherapy- many patients are very scared about receiving chemotherapy in old age. However after proper geriatric assessment we can choose proper chemotherapy drugs, doses and schedules which can be safely given. We as medical oncologist are trained to modify and handle the chemotherapy in such vulnerable patients as well as manage the medical problems associated with it. We have many options to modify the treatment in such patients:

  • Reduce the dose intensity- We generally start with a lower than desired doses of chemotherapy so that we can judge the effects as well as reduce the chances of sideeffects. Based on the tolerance we can either increase or decrease the doses in next cycle
  • Modify the dose frequency- We can give small doses of chemotherapy more frequently eg weekly instead of usual 3 weekly chemotherapies. By doing this we can judge the patient periodically and modify treatment as per responses and side effects. This can also help in building confidence in patient as well as relatives and acceptance of treatment can increase.
  • Choosing alternative modes of administration- We can sometimes choose oral chemotherapy drugs over Intravenous which avoids need for hospitalization if patient is not fit because of disease, but at the same time patients condition can improve slowly on oral chemotherapy and later the treatment can be intensified as per the improvement in general condition.
  • Choosing more selective treatment- with great advances in oncology, now a days we have many targeted therapies which act selectively on cancer cells without much side effects but at the same time it can give wonderful results

    So there are multiple ways to modify the treatment and make it most effective as per the condition of patient.
c) Radiotherapy- With newer and newer techniques radiation therapy can be delivered more precisely with minimal toxicities. In certain indications where aggressive surgical treatment is not possible due to fitness issues, patients can be treated with comparative results with aggressive radiation with or without chemotherapy. Also radiation can provide good symptom relief in case of pain/bleeding etc.Eg- Oral cancers, laryngeal cancers, esophageal cancers.

The most important message which needs to go out in the society is that, age is not the sole determinant for cancer treatment planning.
 Age is just a number!! Don’t deprive your near and dear elders from cancer treatment which they deserve just on the basis of age.

Together We Can make their life better!!

Dr.Rahul Kulkarni
Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
European Certification in Medical Oncology

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OncoWin Clinic

C/o PallEx Healthcare,Sr.No 251/1/11,DP Road,Opp Aundh telephone exchange, Aundh, Pune- 411007,Maharashtra, India


Tue, Thu, Sat : 6:30pm-8:00pm

OncoWin Clinic

Punit Yash Arcade,Kothrud Bus Stand Rd,Dahanukar Colony,Pune- 411038.


Tue, Thu, Sat : By appointments only

Sahyadri Hospital Hadapsar

SN 163, Bhosale Garden Rd, beside Bhosale Nagar, Hadapsar, Pune


Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat : 1:00pm-3:00pm

Sahyadri Hospital,Karve Road.

Plot No. 30-C, Erandvane, Karve Rd, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004


Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat : 9:30am-11:00am

Thu : 3:00pm-4:30pm

Sahyadri Hospital Bibwewadi.

Plot No. 13 S. No. 573, City No.281, Swami Vivekananda Marg, Parshwanath Nagar, Ramyanagari Housing Society, Bibwewadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411037


Mon : 4:00pm-5:00pm

Surya Sahyadri Hospital.

1317, Agarwal Rd, Near Shaniwar Wada, Lunanagar, Kasba Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411011


Thu : 9:30am-10:30am

Sahyadri Superspeciality Hospital,Nagar Road.

Near Hermes Heritage, Nagar Rd, Shastrinagar, Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra 411006


Wed : 3:30pm-4:30pm

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