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Dr. Sindhura Durga Chitikela

Consultant, Medical Oncology & Hemato-oncology

4 Years of Experience

Qualifications

  • MBBS from Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
  • MD, Internal Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi
  • DM, Medical Oncology from AIIMS, New Delhi

Experience

  • Senior Resident, Medical Oncology at AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Junior Resident, Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi

Field of Expertise

  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer Genetics, Genomics and Genetic Counseling
  • Hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Genito-urinary cancers
  • Leukemias, Lymphomas, Myeloma
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Precision medicine

Research & Publications

Clinical Research
  • Principal Investigator – “Invasive fungal infections in critically ill patients”
  • Principal Investigator – “Study of Familial Aggregation in non – small cell lung cancer”
 Publications
  • Durga CS, Gupta N, Soneja M, Bhatt M, Xess I, Jorwal P, Singh G, Ray A, Nischal N, Ranjan P, Biswas A, Wig N. Invasive fungal infections in critically ill patients: A prospective study from a tertiary care hospital in India. Drug Discov Ther. 2018;12(6):363-367. doi: 10.5582/ddt.2018.01068. PMID: 30674771.
  • Mittal A, Malik PS, Kumar S, Saikia J, Chitikela S, Khurana S, Bharti S, Jain D, Pathy S, Thulkar S, Kumar R, Madan K, Mohan A. Dose-dense Paclitaxel and Carboplatin as Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage IIB/IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer – A Phase II trial. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2021 Dec;33(12):e553-e560. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2021.07.008. Epub 2021 Jul 31. PMID: 34340919.
  • Pathak N, Chitikela S, Malik PS. Recent advances in lung cancer genomics: Application in targeted therapy. Adv Genet. 2021;108:201-275. doi: 10.1016/bs.adgen.2021.08.004. Epub 2021 Sep 21. PMID: 34844713.
  • Chitikela S, Ray A, Sinha S. Paradoxical bronchoconstriction due to salbutamol MDI. Alergologia Polska – Polish Journal of Allergology. 2018;5(1):62-66. doi:10.5114/pja.2018.74454.
  • Sharma S, Dasgupta S, Suman SK, Kumar U, Chitikela S. Disseminated tuberculosis with Evans syndrome: an uncommon presentation. Tropical Doctor. 2017;47(2):179-181. doi:10.1177/0049475516688162
  • Naveen T, Biswas A, Wig N, Soneja M, Jorwal P, Durga CS, Singla P, Chaudhary C, Baitha U. Role of LDL apheresis in a case of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Drug Discov Ther. 2019;13(1):59-61. doi: 10.5582/ddt.2019.01001. PMID: 30880324
  • Chitikela S, Kumar L, Sahoo RK. Adjuvant Nivolumab in Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma. N Engl J Med. 2021 Sep 2;385(10):956. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2110897. PMID: 34469654.
  • Chitikela, Sindhura & Pathak, Neha & Malik, Prabhat. (2021). Under the Magnifying Glass: Searching for The Evidence of Pemetrexed in Non Squamous Non Small Cell Lung Cancer. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. Doi: 42. 10.1055/s-0041-1735516
  • Chitikela S, Kumar L, Sahoo RK. Azacitidine and Venetoclax in AML. N Engl J Med. 2020 Nov 19;383(21):2087. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2029153. PMID: 33207103
  • Chitikela, Sindhu & Pushpam, Deepam. (2020). Commentary on Clinical Predictors and Prognostic Model for Pediatric Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Treated with Uniform BFM90 Protocol: A Single-Center Experience of 65 Patients from Asia. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. Doi: 41. 67. 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_12_20
  • Chitikela S, Bhagel V, Barwad A, Ahmed S, Rastogi S. Diagnosis of pleomorphic myxoid liposarcoma: Does it provoke germline testing for Li-Fraumeni syndrome? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022 Dec;69(12):e29766. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29766. Epub 2022 Jun 2. PMID: 35652567.
  • → Abstract and Posters
  • Abstract: EP03.01-006: Familial aggregation in Non-small cell Lung cancer
  • Publication: Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Sep 2022
  • Poster Presentation: Familial aggregation in non-small cell lung cancer
  • Location: WCLC, Sep 2022
  • Poster Presentation: Outcome of Advanced Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma on targeted and immunotherapy
  • Location: Indian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society Annual Conference, Mar 2021

Certifications & Memberships

Awards and Achievements
Certificates:
  • European Certificate for Medical Oncology, ESMO, 2022
  • Part 1 & 2 cleared of MRCP
  • Genetic and Genomic Counseling and Informed Consent, ASCO, 2020
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Qualifications

  • MBBS from Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
  • MD, Internal Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi
  • DM, Medical Oncology from AIIMS, New Delhi

Experience

  • Senior Resident, Medical Oncology at AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Junior Resident, Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi

Field of Expertise

  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer Genetics, Genomics and Genetic Counseling
  • Hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Genito-urinary cancers
  • Leukemias, Lymphomas, Myeloma
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Precision medicine

Research & Publications

Clinical Research
  • Principal Investigator – “Invasive fungal infections in critically ill patients”
  • Principal Investigator – “Study of Familial Aggregation in non – small cell lung cancer”
 Publications
  • Durga CS, Gupta N, Soneja M, Bhatt M, Xess I, Jorwal P, Singh G, Ray A, Nischal N, Ranjan P, Biswas A, Wig N. Invasive fungal infections in critically ill patients: A prospective study from a tertiary care hospital in India. Drug Discov Ther. 2018;12(6):363-367. doi: 10.5582/ddt.2018.01068. PMID: 30674771.
  • Mittal A, Malik PS, Kumar S, Saikia J, Chitikela S, Khurana S, Bharti S, Jain D, Pathy S, Thulkar S, Kumar R, Madan K, Mohan A. Dose-dense Paclitaxel and Carboplatin as Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage IIB/IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer – A Phase II trial. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2021 Dec;33(12):e553-e560. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2021.07.008. Epub 2021 Jul 31. PMID: 34340919.
  • Pathak N, Chitikela S, Malik PS. Recent advances in lung cancer genomics: Application in targeted therapy. Adv Genet. 2021;108:201-275. doi: 10.1016/bs.adgen.2021.08.004. Epub 2021 Sep 21. PMID: 34844713.
  • Chitikela S, Ray A, Sinha S. Paradoxical bronchoconstriction due to salbutamol MDI. Alergologia Polska – Polish Journal of Allergology. 2018;5(1):62-66. doi:10.5114/pja.2018.74454.
  • Sharma S, Dasgupta S, Suman SK, Kumar U, Chitikela S. Disseminated tuberculosis with Evans syndrome: an uncommon presentation. Tropical Doctor. 2017;47(2):179-181. doi:10.1177/0049475516688162
  • Naveen T, Biswas A, Wig N, Soneja M, Jorwal P, Durga CS, Singla P, Chaudhary C, Baitha U. Role of LDL apheresis in a case of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Drug Discov Ther. 2019;13(1):59-61. doi: 10.5582/ddt.2019.01001. PMID: 30880324
  • Chitikela S, Kumar L, Sahoo RK. Adjuvant Nivolumab in Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma. N Engl J Med. 2021 Sep 2;385(10):956. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2110897. PMID: 34469654.
  • Chitikela, Sindhura & Pathak, Neha & Malik, Prabhat. (2021). Under the Magnifying Glass: Searching for The Evidence of Pemetrexed in Non Squamous Non Small Cell Lung Cancer. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. Doi: 42. 10.1055/s-0041-1735516
  • Chitikela S, Kumar L, Sahoo RK. Azacitidine and Venetoclax in AML. N Engl J Med. 2020 Nov 19;383(21):2087. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2029153. PMID: 33207103
  • Chitikela, Sindhu & Pushpam, Deepam. (2020). Commentary on Clinical Predictors and Prognostic Model for Pediatric Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Treated with Uniform BFM90 Protocol: A Single-Center Experience of 65 Patients from Asia. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. Doi: 41. 67. 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_12_20
  • Chitikela S, Bhagel V, Barwad A, Ahmed S, Rastogi S. Diagnosis of pleomorphic myxoid liposarcoma: Does it provoke germline testing for Li-Fraumeni syndrome? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022 Dec;69(12):e29766. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29766. Epub 2022 Jun 2. PMID: 35652567.
  • → Abstract and Posters
  • Abstract: EP03.01-006: Familial aggregation in Non-small cell Lung cancer
  • Publication: Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Sep 2022
  • Poster Presentation: Familial aggregation in non-small cell lung cancer
  • Location: WCLC, Sep 2022
  • Poster Presentation: Outcome of Advanced Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma on targeted and immunotherapy
  • Location: Indian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society Annual Conference, Mar 2021

Certifications & Memberships

Awards and Achievements
Certificates:
  • European Certificate for Medical Oncology, ESMO, 2022
  • Part 1 & 2 cleared of MRCP
  • Genetic and Genomic Counseling and Informed Consent, ASCO, 2020