Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar

Cancer Specialist - Medical Oncologist

  , Faridabad, India

  35 Years of experience

   14 USD for Video Consultation


Qualification and Experience

Dr. Pendharkar is an accomplished medical oncologist in India. He has an experience of 35 years as a cancer specialist. His areas of expertise include General Oncology, leukemias, hematological malignancies, Breast cancer, Management of Hand-Foot Syndrome. He finished his Ph.D. in Oncology from Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow. Currently, he is the Director - Sarvodaya Cancer Institute, Faridabad. He is also a Visiting Professor at RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain.

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Pendharkar is a well experienced and skilled oncologist. He has several publications to his credit. He was the Associate Editor Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. He is a member of the Indian Society of Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Past Experience

  • Residency at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • Residency at Cancer Research Center, Moscow
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Choithram Hospital, Indore
  • Batra Hospital, New Delhi


  • MBBS
  • M.D
  • Ph. D
  • MBA
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  • He is the President of Indian Society of Oncology and the former Chair for International Affairs Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In past, he had been president of the Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Jt. Secretary Indian Society of Oncology, Associate Editor Indian journal of Medial and Pediatric Oncology.

Chemotherapy is a category of standardized drug administration of various types for the treatment of cancer. With a curative intent, some combinations of drugs are administered to a patient to prolong their life and also to bring about a reduction in the symptoms shown by the patient. Chemotherapy treatment is considered to be one of the major categories of medical oncology. Many people around the world are prescribed to undergo chemotherapy treatment instead of undergoing a surgical procedure. But many are frightened with the side effects of this treatment as it is believed to reduce the quality of life of the patients.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a procedure where non-specific intracellular poisons are used, which are specifically related to preventing the process of mitosis or the natural cell division of the cancerous cells. This technique rather excludes those agents that are responsible for selective extracellular growth signal blockade (signal transduction blockers). If spoken about these agents used in chemotherapy, it has been found that most of them are cytotoxic in nature due to their property of interfering with natural mitosis. However, the cells of cancer can differ widely in terms of showing susceptibility to these administered agents.

Chemotherapy can be defined as a way of mass destruction of stress cells, which would eventually lead to the death of the cells when apoptosis is initiated. The commonly known side effects of chemotherapy can be traced back to the process of damaging normal non-cancerous cells, which are in the process of rapid division. They are sensitive to anti-mitotic drugs that are being administered to the patient and such cells may include the cells of the hair follicles, digestive tract lining, and bone marrow. But nowadays treatment options have undergone a lot of modification by which these side effects can be well countered.

Types of Chemotherapy Drugs

Various options of drugs are available to treat different types of cancer including the following:

Alkylating agents: These kinds of agents prove to be extremely beneficial during the cell’s resting phase. The various kinds of alkylating agents that are employed in chemotherapy treatment include the following:

  • Mustard gas derivatives: Cyclophosphamide, mechlorethamine, chlorambucil, ifosfamide, melphalan
  • Ethylenimines: Thiotepa and hexamethylmelamine
  • Alkylsulfonates: Busulfan
  • Metal salts: Oxaliplatin, cisplatin, and carboplatin
  • Nitrosoureas: Streptozocin, lomustine, carmustine

Nitrosoureas are unique from the rest for choices in chemotherapy treatment due to their ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and treating tumors of the brain.

Plant alkaloids: Plant alkaloids employed for chemotherapy treatment are derived from plants.  These include vinca alkaloids, taxanes, podophyllotoxins, and camptothecan analogs. The plant alkaloids are cell cycle specific agents, which enables them to attack the dividing cells in various stages of their division cycle.

Antimetabolites: This kind of chemotherapy treatment involves substances that are similar in composition to the normal substances present in the cell. When these substances get incorporated in the process of cellular metabolism, then the cell is no longer able to divide. They are also cell cycle specific and can be classified further according to the substance in the cell with which they interfere.

Topoisomerase inhibitors: When the topoisomerase enzymes in the body ( topoisomerase I and II) are inhibited as a result of chemotherapy drugs, then those drugs are referred to as topoisomerase inhibitors. During the chemotherapy, the topoisomerase enzymes are responsible for controlling structural manipulation of the DNA which is necessary for the purpose of replication.

Miscellaneous antineoplastics: Different types of drugs make each chemotherapy treatment process unique. Enzymes, retinoids, adrenocortical steroid inhibitor, ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor or antimicrotubule agents can be used as chemotherapy drugs.

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Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar has an experience of over 35 years as a medical oncologist in India.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar as a cancer specialist?

Dr. Pendharkar’s primary treatment includes General Oncology including pediatric oncology, leukemias, hematological malignancies, Breast cancer, and Management of Hand-Foot Syndrome.

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Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar is a member of the Indian Society of Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

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