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Dr. Linu Abraham Jacob

Dr. Linu Abraham Jacob

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MD - General Medicine, DM - Medical Oncology, MBBS


Medical Oncologist


15 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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Dr. Linu Abraham Jacob is a senior consultant Medical Oncologist with over 14 years of experience in the field of cancer care. He obtained his DM (Medical Oncology) training from the prestigious Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. He is a European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) certified Medical Oncologist with an International Advanced Program in Hematology from UKGM, Germany. He has also participated in an observership at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA in the Division of Hematology as a visiting clinician. He is a Fellow of the American Cancer Society University (ACSU) and the Union International for Cancer Control (UICC). He is also Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, and a teacher and guide for the DM Medical Oncology super specialty course under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore. He has to his credit several publications in peer reviewed journals – national and international. He is a recipient of the “Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award” for individual achievements in the field of Medicine in the year 2014.Areas of interest: Breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, myeloma, lymphoma

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Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Apollo Hospital


154/11, Bannerghatta Road, Amalodbhavi Nagar, Panduranga Nagar, Landmark: Opposite IIM, Bangalore

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06:30 - 07:30

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an oncologist?

A: An oncologist is a physician with specialization in diagnosing, treating and providing care to patients who have cancer of any tissue or organ.

Q: What are the different branches in oncology?

A: The different branches of oncology are: (1) medical oncology, who treats cancer using chemotherapy (2) surgical oncology, perform surgical procedures to remove tumour (3) radiation oncology, provide radiation therapy (4) gynecologic oncology, treat gynecologic cancer (5) pediatric oncology, specialist of disease in children (6) haematologist-oncology, treats blood cancer

Q: What is the difference between a clinical and medical oncologist?

A: A medical oncologist provides treatment of cancer using systematic therapy (chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents), whereas a clinical oncologist uses a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Q: What kind of training does an oncologist get?

A: Training as an oncologist involves four years of medical school for bachelors degree (MBBS) followed by a residency period and a post-graduate degree in oncology. The post-graduation degree may be MD in medicine/paediatrics, with a DM in medical oncology or MD in radiotherapy.

Q: Does an oncologist perform surgeries for cancer treatment?

A: A surgical oncologist, who has got training at surgical procedures can perform surgery to remove tumours.


Awards and Recognitions

European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) certified Medical Oncologist
International Advanced Program in Hematology from UKGM
Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award - 2014


MD - General Medicine - MP Shah Medical College,Jamnagar, 2001
DM - Medical Oncology - Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, 2006
MBBS - Government Medical College Kozhikode, 1998


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Karnataka Medical Council
Fellow of the American Cancer Society University (ACSU)
International Union Against Cancer (UICC).


Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at Kidwai Cancer Institute


KMC 82456 Karnataka Medical Council, 2008
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