Best Cancer Specialist In Bangalore

Dr. Kumara Swamy

Dr. Kumara Swamy

oncologist in bangalore

Dr. Kumara Swamy

Radiation Oncology

Senior Consultant and Head - Radiation Oncology


Dr. Kumara Swamy has functioned in various senior capacities in government, public and private institutions over forty years in radiation oncology. He is one of the best radiation oncologist in Bangalore and has more than a decade of experience in radiosurgery (SRS/SBRT). At Aster CMI, he heads the state-of-the-art, radiation oncology division having sophisticated "targeted" radiation equipment (latest TruebeamSTx with PerfectPitch 6-DoF couch robotic positioning system) or all clinical situations, teaming up with expert surgical and medical oncology teams. Dr. Kumara Swamy is a top cancer specialist in Bangalore who is committed to an evidence-based patient-centric Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach.


Work Experience

  • 1998: 3 Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT)/Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) as early as 1998 from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, USA
  • 2006: Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) in University of Iowa Hospital, UCSF (University Of San Francisco) Hospital, CT On Rails -Morristown Hospital New Jersey, USA.
  • 2009: Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and SABR stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) from Accuray, Sunnyvale, California and Mount Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, USA
  • 2015: Tomotherapy from the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2018: True beam STxPerfectPitch 6-DoF couch robotic positioning system, Aster Hospitals Bangalore, for the last 2 yrs.

Awards & Recognitions

ASTRO 2012: Immunomodulatory changes against cancer cells in the body with Cyberknife technology compared to standard radiotherapy, Travel Award in ASTRO, Boston, 2012.


Over forty publications in peer reviewed journals (both national and international), technical books, reviews and scientific research papers in varied areas in oncology.

National Publications – (Author or Co-author):

  • Cancer Registry Abstract. Comparison of Kaplan Meier method and Life table method in actuarial calculation,
  • Journal of Clinical Radiotherapy and Oncology. Results of cancer cervix treated with intracavitary radiotherapy,.
  • Indian Journal of Cancer, Sept. 1992. The dose time relationship in the radiotherapy in cancer of the cervix - application of CRE formalism.
  • Journal of Cancer. Indian Journal of Cancer., 1993. Intraluminal Brachytherapy in cancer of the oesophagus: comparison of afterloading techniques.
  • Cancer Registry Abstract, 1993. Survival analysis in groups of patients having unsatisfactory follow-up.
  • Jr. Medical Physics, 1994.TDF & ERD as potential tools in the external and intracavitary radiotherapy combined treatments of cancer of the uterine cervix.
  • National Cancer Registry Program, ICMR, 1996. Format for conducting survival studies in ca cervix.
  • Indian Journal of Cancer, 1996. Primary CNS lymphoma - a report.
  • Journal of Clinical Radiotherapy and Oncology, 1997. Role of Bioeffect Models in the postoperative radiotherapy of cancer breast,
  • Indian Journal of Cancer, Factors influencing the evaluation of an article.
  • The National Medical Journal of India, 2000. Indian Medical Institutions, KMIO.
  • Indian Journal of Public Health, 2002. The myths about cancer.
  • Sinus Histiocytosis with nodal and extra-nodal involvement – a report.

International Publications (Author or Co-Author):

  • Strahlentherapie and Oncologie, 1991.The TDF relationship in the radiotherapy of cancer cervix.
  • Endocurietherapy/Hyperthermia Oncology an International Journal, 1991. Influence of Brachytherapy dose rate in the treatment of cancer cervix.
  • Clinical Oncology, 1992. Intraluminal Brachytherapy in Oesophageal Cancer.
  • Acta Oncologica 1992. Application of Radiation Effect Models in External and Intracavitary Radiotherapy - combined in Cancer Cervix..
  • Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys., 1993. Influence of Intraluminal Brachytherapy dose on side effects in the therapy of cancer oesophagus.
  • Int. J. Cancer: 1995. Descriptive Epidemiology of Lymphoid and Haemopoietic Malignancies in Bangalore,
  • Cancer Causes and Control, 1996. Descriptive Epidemiology of Childhood cancers, Bangalore.
  • Acta Oncologica, 1997. Iridium-192 interstitial Brachytherapy in cancer tongue: The importance of various Tumour and Physical parameters.
  • Cancer Causes and Control, 1998. Survival In Carcinoma Cervix: treatment in a population-based cancer registry in a developing country, Bangalore.
  • International Journal of Gynaecological Cancer 2001, Biologic factors and response to radiotherapy in cancer cervix.. Publication of University of Cambridge, UK and Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology.
  • J Med Phys. 2007. Dosimetric and Q.A. aspects of Konrad inverse planning system for commissioning IMRT.
  • J Cancer Res Ther. 2009. Dose Escalation Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy of Cancer Prostate.
  • J Glob Oncol. 2015. Concurrent Chemoradiation for Cancer of the Cervix - Results of a Multi-Institutional Study From the Setting of India.
  • J Glob Oncol. 2016. Decreased Survival With Mastectomy Vis-à-Vis Breast Conserving Surgery in Stage II and III Breast Cancers.

Book PUBLICATIONS (Author or Co-Author)

  • Carcinoma Colon, Carcinoma Rectum & Electron Beam Therapy. Educational Book Indian College of Radiation Oncology - ICRO, CME 2002.
  • 50 Years of Cancer Control In India. 2002. 3. Cancer control - A novel comprehensive, integrated model 2002.
  • First Anniversary Edition, Manual of IGRT and Trends in Cancer, Occasion of Workshop & International Conference, Ruby Hall Clinic, 2007

Editor :

  • Executive Editor of "ONCOSCOPE" - bulletin of KMIO 93-98.
  • WHO Workshop (4-5 November 1993) booklet on "Development of Oncology Wing in Medical Colleges " , 1993. Supported by WHO & Ministry of Health, Govt. of India.
  • A Community approach for the Control of Carcinoma Cervix in Karnataka. Studies, Strategies & Concepts for Women's health in Women's hands. Supported by Hivos, India &The Mac Arthur Foundation Chicago. 1998.
  • Editor, Oncology Section, during start up of, a premier health portal for doctors.
  • National Cancer Registry Programme of ICMR, 2004. Pattern of Care & Survival Studies, Patient Information Manual – Cancer Breast, Cancer Cervix and Head and Neck.

Reviews - Books:

  • Current trends in Gynecologic Oncology. Lalit Kumar (ed). Himalaya Publishing House, 1999.
  • Textbook of Radiation Oncology: Principles and Practice. Editors: GK. Rath, BK Mohanti, Publishers: B.I. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Tropical Gastroenterology, 2001.



Areas of expertise

  • Has forty years of knowledge, skill & technological experience in the field of radiation oncology as a Mentor, Professor and Consultant.
  • 22 yrs. in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, till 2005 Professor and Head of the Unit
  • 2 yrs in Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Chief Radiation Oncologist
  • 10 Yrs in HCG Bangalore, as Head Radiation Oncology
  • More than a fourteen years of experience in radiosurgery - SRS/SBRT/SABR.
  • Works with a team delivering sophisticated surgical techniques and targeted chemo-Immune therapies.
  • Committed to the evidence-based patient-centred approach of the Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) of Aster CMI.
  • Key areas of interest are 1) Radiotherapy/Radiosurgery Immune-modulation and 2) LifeStyle Awareness consultation in the reversal of cancer process.
  • Procedures, Expertise
  • Early adjuvant radiotherapy after surgery in carcinoma prostate
  • SABR as "Bridge to Liver transplant" (while waiting for liver transplant) in liver cancers
  • Chemo-radiation and chemo-immunotherapy approaches
  • Hypo-fractionated radiotherapy for the selected type of cancer. ….Berlin,
  • Neo-adjuvant chemo-radiation in carcinoma oesophagus, rectum, Head & Neck Cancer

Related Blogs