Oncopathology, also known as cancer pathology, is the branch of pathology that deals specifically with the examination and analysis of tissue specimens to diagnose cancer and characterize its features. Oncopathologists are medical doctors who specialize in interpreting tissue samples (biopsies, surgical specimens) obtained from patients with suspected or known cancer. They play a crucial role in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning by providing detailed information about the type of cancer, its grade, stage, molecular characteristics, and potential treatment implications.

  • Pathologists at Synergy Institute of Cancer Care and Research study the tumour specimen and help in ascertaining the grade of tumour and also post-operative specimen is analysed to stage the disease.
  • Immunohistochemistry analysis helps in deciding the subtype of certain tumours and also guide regarding adjuvant therapy
  • Molecular and genetic analysis helps in deciding Targeted therapy for advanced tumours
  • Intra-operative Frozen section analysis helps in quick diagnosis of indeterminate lesions


Oncopathology services available in Synergy Institute of Cancer care and Research are –

  • Clinical pathology
  • Cytology
  • Hematology
  • Histopathology
  • Frozen section pathology (for immediate diagnosis)
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
  • Flow cytometry
  • Molecular pathology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Bone marrow analysis