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My Journey of Becoming a Doctorpreneur—Transforming Dream into Reality


The dream of bringing affordable, accessible, and quality cancer care to the people is my dream, and it took me almost over a decade to turn it into reality. My dream took its shape in 2007 by starting Manavata Cancer Centre, a 75-bed regional cancer centre in Nashik, Maharashtra. We then collaborated with Dr. Ajai Kumar of Health Care Global Enterprises and added 200 additional beds making a total of 275 oncology beds dedicated exclusively to treat cancer patients. Over the years, we have emerged as a complete comprehensive cancer care centre with a team of 700 + members, ensuring multidisciplinary care under one roof. We have always kept ourselves forefront in terms of bringing advanced technology to our patients and in conducting various academic programs (DNB programs, breast and head and neck fellowships and industry-sponsored clinical trials etc.) for academic advancement. As of date, > 95,000 patients were treated at our centre and > 50,000 ladies were screened under our women’s health initiative program — Arogya Saheli.

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Nagarkar, R. My Journey of Becoming a Doctorpreneur—Transforming Dream into Reality. Indian J Surg Oncol (2022).

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  • Manavata Cancer Centre
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