Travancore Institute Of Cancer Care {TICC}

Travancore Institute Of Cancer Care {TICC}

The Oncology Department at TMCH is dedicated to offering thorough cancer care through a multidisciplinary approach. With a team of specialist spanning various fields, the department strives to provide the most effective treatment possible. Additionally, the center places a strong focus on preventive measures and early detection through communicate outreach programs. TICC works towards delivering tailored treatments that minimize toxicity, chemotherapy and side effects. Patients undergo evaluation by a specialized team for each type of malignancy, and treatment decisions are reached through multidisciplinary tumor boards. There is a strong focus on integrating all treatment modalities to achieve optimal results. During tumor board discussions, the consideration of targeted therapy and emerging treatment methods like immunotherapy is integrated, with treatment options presented to both the patient and their family.

MDT- Multidisciplinary Tumor Board

In order to enhance the multidisciplinary care of cancer patients, the centre provides specialized teams for specific tumor sites, including:

  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Soft Tissue and Sarcoma Services
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Haematological Malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Gynaecologic Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Oncology


Medical Oncology

The Department of Medical Oncology and Haematology delivers medical proficiency for the management and prevention of solid tumors and haematological neoplasms in both adults and children.

Surgical and Orthopedic Oncology

The Surgical Oncology department along with various surgical specialities delivers surgical care to individuals with solid tumors, often in conjunction with adjuvant treatments. It encompasses significant surgical interventions for cancers affecting the breast, head and neck, gastro-oesophageal region, hepatobiliary system, pancreas, colorectal area, genitourinary system, gynaecological area, endocrine organs, and musculoskeletal structures.

Pain and Palliative Medicine

The Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine at TICC is dedicated to enhancing the overall quality of life for individuals facing challenging health circumstances. This commitment extends beyond the mere alleviation of physical discomfort and incoperates a comprehensive approach that encompasses the psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of suffering.

In striving for holistic care, the department employs a multidisciplinary strategy, collaborating with various health care professionals to tailor interventions to the unique needs of each patients. Beyond pain management, the team focuses on addressing emotional and psychological well-being, fostering social connections, tending to the spiritual aspects of an individual’s experience.

By recognizing and attending to the diverse facets of suffering, the department aims to provide compassionate and comprehensive care that not only alleviates pain but also contributes to the overall well-being and dignity of the patients under their care.

Molecular Oncology

Molecular Oncology and genetic testing represent cutting-edge fields that have revolutionized our understanding and approach to cancer. In Molecular Oncology, the focus lies in unraveling the intricate molecular mechanisms underlying cancer development and progression. Genetic testing in oncology plays a pivotal role by enabling the precise analysis of an individual’s genetic makeup, aiding in the early detection of hereditary cancer risks and guiding personalized treatment decisions. These advancements empower oncologists to adopt a more precise and individualized approach to patient care, fostering the development of targeted therapies and immunotherapies that hold the potential to improve treatment outcomes and minimize adverse effects. As Molecular Oncology and genetic testing continue to advance, they offer new avenues for early diagnosis, risk assessment, and the development of innovative therapeutic strategies in the ever-evolving landscape of cancer research and treatment.


  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Daycare Chemotherapy
  • Bone marrow Aspiration Biopsy
  • Blood and Blood Product Transfusion
  • PICC Line/ChemoPort Clinic
  • Chemo port Insertion and Chemo port Care
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy/Lumbar Puncture
  • Intravesical Chemotherapy
  • Oncological Emergencies- Oncology ICU,Neutropenic ICU
  • Lymphedema Clinic
  • Onco-nutrition Clinic
  • Psycho-Oncology Clinic