Santosh Dixit, PhD.

Dr. Dixit leads the design and conduct of multiple interdisciplinary projects in breast cancer with a translational focus at CTCR. He has successfully established collaborative research projects that are based on the themes of breast oncoplastic surgery, radiology, genetics, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, integrative oncology and public health. In collaboration with onco-clinicians at Orchids Breast Health Centre, he is instrumental in the establishment and daily operations of the genetic and cancer risk reduction clinic. He plays a leading role in organizing conferences, workshops and symposia for capacity building of the cancer community in India.  
 

Dr. Dixit has over 12 years of experience in translational biomedical research with special emphasis on preclinical and clinical drug development. His research interests also include clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and regulatory aspects pertaining to the development of drugs and biomedical devices. 

Designation

Senior Scientist


Institution

Center for Translational Cancer Research

and Prashanti Cancer Care Mission

Flat No. 1-2, Kapilvastu, Senapati Bapat Road,

Pune 411016

Phone: +91 (20) 69000710 / 25656110 / 25650269

E-mail: sgdixit@gmail.com

Areas of expertise       

Clinical Oncology, molecular oncology, clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and regulatory aspects pertaining to the development of drugs, diagnostics and biomedical devices

Grants received

2017-2020   Establishment of a Translational Breast Cancer Research Program- Role as Co-PI ( Bajaj Auto Ltd, Pune.) 

2016-2018   Genetics of Breast Cancer in Indian women- Role as Co-PI ( Tata Trusts, Mumbai)

2015-2017   Project SHODH : Early Detection of Breast and Cervical Cancer in the Pune Community - Role as

Co-PI ( Tata Trusts, Mumbai)

Academic Qualifications 

1999  - 2005     Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences), University of Cincinnati, USA.
1997 - 1999      Masters in Pharmaceutical Science, University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Mumbai
1993 - 1997      Bachelors in Pharmacy , Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Poona College of Pharmacy, University of Pune, India

Positions Held 

2013 -              Senior Scientist, Prashanti Cancer Care Mission 

2008 - 2012    Pharmaceutical Research Consultant (Independent) , Pune
2006 - 2007    Post-doctoral Fellowship:  University of Western Ontario, Canada

2005 – 2006   Post-doctoral Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, USA 

Fellowships and Awards

2016   Invitee for a Workshop on International Collaboration for Research Methods Development in Oncology (CReDO)- organized by Tata Memorial Hospital, National Cancer Grid of India, Lonavala, India,

2007   Award for Best Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2005    Award for Best Poster Presentation at the Experimental Biology Meeting , Washington DC, USA
1999   J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship for Higher Education, Tata Trusts, Mumbai.
1997    G.P. Nair Award for Academic Excellence in Pharmacy Education, Indian Drug Manufacturing Association, Mumbai

 1997   Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Pharmacy, University of Pune.

Publications

2018 

Srikant Verma, Priyabrata Panigrahi, Indhupriya Subramanian, Shiva Kumar, Vivek Singh, Santosh Dixit, Abhay Jere and Krishanpal Anamika Multi-omics Data Integration Reveals miRNA-mediated Gene Regulation in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer” ( Manuscript under review by Scientific Reports reference number: SREP-18-41355)

Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker , Aijaz Ul Noor . A , Laleh Busheri, Gautam Sharan , Upendra Dhar, Smeeta Nare ; Extreme Oncoplastic Surgery For Multicentric/Multifocal and Locally Advanced Breast Cancers (Manuscript under review by International Journal of Breast Cancer)

Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker , Aijaz Ul Noor . A, Laleh Busheri, Gautam Sharan , Upendra Dhar, Smeeta Nare ; Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery In Small And Non-Ptotic Breasts With Advanced Autologous Lower Dermal Sling Technique procedure. (Manuscript under review by European Journal of Surgical Oncology, ID EJSO-D-18-00628)

Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker, Santosh Dixit, Gautam Sharan, Upendra Dhar et.al., Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery Using Implants and Autologous Lower Dermal Sling Procedure May Mitigate Radiation Therapy Complications  ( Manuscript under review by Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology ID IJOS-D-18-00702)

Beenu Verghese, Pooja Deshpande, Santosh Dixit, Chaitanyanand Koppiker, Neeti Jalnapurkar Primary Angiosarcoma of Breast: A Case Report (manuscript under review by Journal of Radiology Case Reports Manuscript ID 3449)

2017

Jolene Baptist, Santosh Dixit, Laleh Busheri, Lakshmi Krishnan, Rashmi Alhat, Beenu Verghese, Chaitanyanand Koppiker Evaluating the Performance of an Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis Unit in India; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 598-604

Manali Jadhav, Lakshmi Krishnan, Santosh Dixit, Sammita Jadhav, Amol Gaikwad, Laleh Busheri, Beenu Verghese, Abhijeet Patil, Chaitanyanand Koppiker Performance of Clinical Breast Examination and Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Indian Setup; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 700-707

Smeeta Nare,Tanvi Patil, Santosh Dixit, Beenu Verghese, Lakshmi Krishnan, Laleh Busheri, Chetan Deshmukh, Chaitanyanand Koppiker Breast Cancer Biobank: A Novel Resource for Translational Research; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Year : 2017 Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 1031-1040

 

Lakshmi Krishnan, Anita Bapat, Reshma Sakhilkar, Sachin Raje, Amol Gaikwad, Laleh Busheri, Santosh Dixit, C B Koppiker Telemedicine-Based Community Screening of Cervical Cancer ; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 547-553

 

2015

 

Lakshmi Krishnan, Anita Bapat, Reshma Sakhilkar, Sachin Raje, Amol Gaikwad, Laleh Busheri, Santosh Dixit, C B Koppiker Telemedicine-Based Community Screening of Cervical Cancer ; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4, 547-553 

Laxmi Shekhawat, Santosh Dixit, Laleh Busheri, Chaula Patel, Upendra Dhar, Chaitanyanand Koppiker Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Therapeutic Mammoplasty: Prospective Evaluation 1 Year Post-Surgery with BREAST-Q Questionnaire Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology.

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