The Koita Centre for Digital Oncology (KCDO - www.kcdo.in) is India’s first organisation dedicated to transforming cancer care in India using digital technology.

KCDO is a joint initiative of the National Cancer Grid (an initiative of the Government of India and the Tata Memorial Centre) and the Koita Foundation (leading non-profit organisation focused on digital health adoption).

MOU between National Cancer Grid, Tata Memorial Centre and Koita Foundation

August 2022

Cancer care is changing rapidly worldwide, and use of digital tools and technologies are playing a key role in driving this change – improving quality, access, and cost of care. Digital technologies are being used across the entire patient journey – screening, diagnostics, treatment, hospital care, home care and survivorship. It is imperative for India to have a strong focus on Digital Health to improve cancer care – make it more consistent, evidence based, accessible and affordable.

  • KCDO enables NCG and NCG hospitals pilot and adopt new technologies – including AI/ML, big data, automation, cloud, mobile – which benefit hospitals, doctors, patients, and consumers.
  • Help embrace digital tools like tele-medicine and remote patient monitoring making care more accessible especially in semi-urban and rural areas.
  • Identify AI-assisted clinical decision support tools to help improve doctors’ ability to provide better care, and mobile patient engagement apps that help patients with medication management and better compliance to care guidelines.
  • Promotes use of healthcare data analytics across hospitals which enable tracking and benchmarking of clinical outcomes and effectiveness of different treatment and care pathways.
  • In addition, KCDO partners with academic and research organizations to promote research and development in cancer care.

To learn more about KCDO and its focus on digital oncology, please visit www.kcdo.in.

We are very excited about the establishment of Koita Centre for Digital Oncology in NCG. The new centre will enable more than 280 NCG partner hospitals to assess and deploy digital tools to enhance cancer care and make it more accessible and affordable across India

Dr. C. S. Pramesh

Director, Tata Memorial Hospital & Convener of National Cancer Grid.