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Dr. Kundan Singh Chufal


MD Radiation Oncology

Senior consultant & Unit Head

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi-110085
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi-110049

SPECIALIZED AREAS

IMRT
IGRT
Gating Technique
SBRT and SRT
SRS
3D Brachytherapy
Training: Eclipse in Clinical Practice Course in Mumbai
Training: Varian Advanced Techniques (IMRT/RA) Clinical School in Berlin
Training: Varian Advanced Techniques (IGRT/RPA) Clinical School in Amsterdam
Training: Varian Advanced Techniques (IGRT/RPA) Clinical School in Leuven Belgium

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.D. (Radiotherapy) - K.G.M.C. Lucknow, 2003
M.B.B.S - S.N. Medical College, Agra, 1993

EXPERIENCES

2008-2017 - Senior Consultant, RGCI & RC, Delhi, India
2006-2008 - Associate Consultant, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi
2003-2006 - Senior Resident, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi

MEMBERSHIPS

AROI Life Member
ICRO Life Member

ABOUT

Dr. Kundan Singh Chufal is one of the distinguished Radiation Oncologist of Delhi. He has an experience of over 14 years in superior advanced radiotherapy skills in cancer patient management. He has special interest in thoracic cancer, Breast Cancer, Pediatric cancers and Sarcomas and Bone tumours. He was part of the team and was instrumental in developing one of the first IMRT program in north India region. He has been trained internationally in various advance techniques of radiation therapy. Image guidance and gating techniques are very useful for cancers located in moving organs like lung, breast, liver and prostate. He has got special training for image guided radiotherapy using gating techniques. He has got special interest in stereotactic body radiotherapy(SBRT) and stereotactic Radiotherapy( SRT). He has been practicing IGRT, SBRT and SRT for last many years and have successfully treated and benefited many patients with this advance form of Radiation techniques.

PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

ACHIEVEMENTS
Member of the team who developed the first IMRT program in northern India.
Integrated the advanced imaging technique in radiotherapy treatment and implemented in clinical practice.
Received award for best radiation oncologist of the year 2017
Received Assocham award for best oncology department for medical travel for 2017 which was handed over by Minister of external affairs Gen V.K.Singh.
PUBLICATIONS
Irfan Bashir, Kundan S Chufal et all. Mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (Vol.8; Supplement 3, Nov 2012).
Irfan Bashir, Kundan S. Chufal , Irfan Ahmad. Comparison of neurocognitive function and quality of life in patients with brain metastases. Indian Journal of Cancer (Vol.50; Nov 2013).
Sunny Jain, Kundan S Chufal Irfan Bashir, Anil Thakwani, J.B.Sharma. Sarcoma of Cervix: Prevalence, natural history and treatment; A study done at community based hospital, New Delhi. Indian Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Vol.3; Issue 4, Oct-Dec 2013).
Irfan Bashir, Kundan S. Chufal , D. Ghosh. Hippocampal avoidance Whole Brain radiotherapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology (Vol.111; April 2014).
Irfan Bashir, Sunny Jain, Anil Thakwani, Anshul Bhatnagar, Kundan S. Chufal. Three dimensional high dose rate brachytherapy in cervical cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (Vol.10; Supplement 1, Nov 2014).
P.Khullar, I.Bashir, S. Jain, A.Thakwani, A.Bhatnagar, K.Chufal.Is IMRT superior to 3D-CRT for post-mastectomy loco-regional irradiation? An in silico comparative planning study Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics(Volume 11; Supplement 1: Nov 2015)
P.Khullar, A.Thakwani, K.Chufal. Patterns of relapse in young (less than 35 years old) breast cancer patients: single centre experience from developing country. The Breast 2016; Volume 29 :Supplement 1, page S16-17
Irfan Bashir, Kanika Bansal, Kundan S. Chufal. Evaluation of dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients undergoing intensity modulated radiotherapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology (Vol. 119; April 2016
Neeraj Dhingra, Kundan S. Chufal, Anil Thakwani, Irfan Bashir, Pooja Khullar, Sunny Jain, Irfan Ahmad. Feasibility study of concurrent chemo-radiotherapy with six fraction a week radiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck cancer. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics ( Volume 12; Supplement 1, Nov 2016)
Irfan Ahmad, Nidhi Goyal, CP Bhatt, Kundan S Chufal. Primary Vertebral Leiomyosarcoma masquerading as a nerve sheath tumour. British Medical Journal Case Reports 2017.
Irfan Ahmad, Kundan S Chufal, Nidhi Goyal, CP Bhatt. Case of polyostotic primary bone lymphoma successfully treated with immunochemotherapy and consolidation Radiotherapy. British Medical Journal Case Reports 2017.
Irfan Ahmad, Kundan S Chufal, CP Bhatt, Sandeep Rathour. Successful treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the lip with electron beam therapy: a symphony of medicine and physics. British Medical Journal Case Reports 2017.
Irfan Ahmad, Kundan Singh Chufal, Amit Bhargava, Irfan Bashir. Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix: a rare diagnosis. The British Medical Journal case reports 2017.
Irfan Ahmad, Irfan Bashir, A. Bhatnagar, A. Thakwani, K. Chufal. Clinical validation of contouring consensus guidelines for the treatment of locally advanced carcinoma cervix with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy in the Indian scenario. European Journal of cancer (Vol.54; Feb 2016)
Sunny Jain, Irfan Bashir, Pooja Khullar, Anil Thakwani, Anshul Bhatnagar, Kundan S. Chufal. Comparative analysis of treatment outcome between HDR vs LDR brachytherapy in carcinoma cervix patients done at a tertiary care centre. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (Vol.11; Supplement 1, Nov 2015)
Irfan Bashir, Sunny Jain, Anil Thakwani, Anshul Bhatnagar, Kundan S. Chufal. Unveiling the Mysterious World Of Salivary Duct Carcinoma Of The Parotid Gland- A Rare Case Report And Review Of The Literature. International Journal of Integrated Oncology (Vol.1; Issue 2, Jan-Jul 2015).
Irfan Bashir, Sunny Jain, Anil Thakwani, Anshul Bhatnagar, Kundan S. Chufal. Prospective study evaluating dosimetric correlation between dysphagia and doses to organs at risk for radiation induced swallowing dysfunction (SWOARS) in head and neck cancer receiving Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (Vol.11; Nov 2015).
Jain Sunny, Bashir Irfan, Thakwani Anil, Bhatnagar Anshul, Chufal S Kundan. A rare incidence of synchronous endometrial and breast carcinoma treated successfully at a tertiary care centre: A case report with review of literature. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (Vol.10; Supplement 1, Nov 2014)
Irfan Bashir, Kundan S. Chufal , Anil Thakwani, Anshul Bhatnagar, Aftab alam, D. Ghosh. Prospective Study Evaluating Impact of Morning Versus Evening Radiotherapy on Mucositis in Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy with Concurrent Chemotherapy. Journal of Young Medical Researchers (Vol.1; Issue 2, Jan-Jul 2014).
Irfan Bashir, Kundan S. Chufal , Irfan Ahmad. Comparison of neurocognitive function and quality of life in patients with brain metastases. Indian Journal of Cancer (Vol.50; Nov 2013).
Irfan Bashir, Sunny Jain, Anil Thakwani, Anshul Bhatnagar, Kundan S. Chufal. Three dimensional high dose rate brachytherapy in cervical cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (Vol.10; Supplement 1, Nov 2014).
Case Report: Multiple skin metastases in forearm from base tongue carcinoma – A case report, Journal: Oral Oncology Extra doi:10.1016/j.ooe.2005.05.004
Original Article: Rastogi M, Srivastava M, Chufal KS, Pant MC, Srivastava K, Bhatt MB. Mitomycin and fluorouracil in combination with concomitant radiotherapy: a potentially curable approach for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2005 Oct;35(10):572-9. Epub 2005 Sep 26. Erratum in: Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2006 Feb;36(2):121. PMID: 16186175 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
Original Article: Chufal KS, Rastogi M, Srivastava M, Pant MC, Bhatt ML. Late chemo-intensification with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil as an adjunct to radiotherapy: A pragmatic approach for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2006 May;42(5):517-25. Epub 2006 Feb 9. PMID: 16480913 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Original Article: Nangia S, Chufal K.S, Arivazhagan V, Srinivas P, Tyagi A, Ghosh D. Compensator based Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy in head and neck cancer: Our experience in achieving dosimetric parameters and their clinical correlation. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2006 Aug;18(6):485-92. PMID: 16909973 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Original Article: Rastogi M, Bhatt M, Chufal K.S. et al. Esthesioneuroblastoma treated with non-craniofacial resection surgery followed by combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy: An alternative approach in limited resources. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2006 Oct;36(10):613-9. Epub 2006 Aug 22. PMID: 16926225 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
Original Article: Chufal KS, Rastogi M, Srivastava et al. Analysis of prognostic variables among patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer treated with late chemo-intensification protocol: impact of nodal density and total tumor volume. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2006 Sep;36(9):537-46. Epub 2006 Aug 12. PMID: 16905755 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Abstract: K. S. Chufal, S. Nangia, A. Tyagi, V. Arivazhagan, P. Srinivas, D. Ghosh. Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Using Compensators for Head And Neck Cancer Patients: Impact of Dosimetric Parameters on Clinical Outcome. Accepted for poster presentation at ASTRO 2006 annual meeting at Philadelphia and was published in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 66, Issue 3, Pages S453-S454.
Original Article: Kundan S. Chufal, Madhup Rastogi, Madhu Srivastava, M.C. Pant, M.L.B. Bhatt, Kirti Srivastava. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer using Gemcitabine: non-randomized comparison of three sequential protocols. Cancer Therapy 2007, Volume 5A, Pages 43 - 54.
Abstract: SU-GG-T-164. A Tyagi, S Nangia, K Chufal, M Mishra, D Ghosh, M P Singh. Quality Assurance and Dosimetric Analysis of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Using Compensators for Head and Neck Cancers. AAPM Annual Meeting 2008.
Letter to the editor: Aggression and innovation rather than palliation. K.S.Chufal, Sapna Nangia. Radiotherapy and Oncology, article in press, doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2008.08.004.
Original Article: Sapna Nangia, Kundan S. Chufal, Atul Tyagi, Anshul Bhatnagar, Manindra Mishra, D. Ghosh. Selective Nodal Irradiation for Head and Neck Cancer Using Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy: Application of RTOG Consensus Guidelines in Routine Clinical Practice. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 24 June 2009
Original Article: Kundan S Chufal et al. Exploring new potentials and generating hypothesis for the management of locally advanced head neck cancer: Analysis of pooled data from two phase II trial. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics J Cancer Res Ther. 2010 Apr-Jun;6(2):185-93.
Original Article: Atul Tyagi, Sapna Nangia, Kundan S Chufal et al. Quality assurance and dosimetric analysis of intensity modulation radiotherapy using compensators for head and neck cancers. Pol J Med Phys Eng 2009;15.
Khosa R, Nangia S, Chufal KS et al. Daily online localization using implanted fiducial markers and its impact on planning target volume for carcinoma prostate. J Cancer Res Ther. 2010 Apr-Jun;6(2):172-8.
Srivastava K, Paul S, Chufal KS et al. Concurrent chemoradiation versus radiotherapy alone in cervical carcinoma: A randomized phase III trial. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2013 Dec;9(4):349-56. doi: 10.1111/ajco.12078. Epub 2013 May 27.
B. Dua, K.S. Chufal, G. Jadhav. Nodal Volume as a Prognostic Factor in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Treated With Concurrent Chemoradiaton With IGRT: An Updated Analysis From an Indian Institution. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2016; 94(4): 906-907
I. Bashir, K. Chufal, A. Thakwani et al. Dosimetric correlation of rectal dose and rectal distension in cervical cancer patients undergoing brachytherapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology 2015; 115 (S1): S371-S372.
I. Irfan, S. Kundan, D. Ghosh. Hippocampal avoidance whole brain radiotherapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology 2014; Volume 111, Supplement 1, Page S1
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