Dr. Shirley Lewis Salins

Associate Professor & HOD

Department of Radiotherapy Oncology


    1.     Teacher for Attitude Ethics Communication Curriculum for MBBS graduates.


    2.     Moderator GI tumor Board, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.


    3.     Student mobility center coordinator for the department of Radiotherapy and Oncology.


    4.     Member of consent streamlining committee of Quality Cell, KMC Manipal.


    5.     Member of Patent and Copyright Cell, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.


    6.     Member of the taskforce involved in development and implementation of electronic health record (MODEMS)  in MCCCC.

    7.     Chairperson of Cancer Quality Initiative (CQI) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS KIMS, Hubli March 2009
MD Radiation Oncology BMCRI, Bengaluru 2013
DNB Radiation Oncology 2016
FRCR Clinical Oncology RCR, London 2019
Fellowship GI and Lung Oncology- SBRT Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto 2022


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Manipal Associate Professor & Head April 2023- Till Date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor Teaching December 2020 to April 2023
KMC Manipal Assistant Professor Teaching July 2018 to November 2020
Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai Assistant Professor October 2016- July 2018
Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai Senior Registrar Radiation Oncology 2013-2016

Total: 40 Indexed: 36 Non indexed: 4


Lewis S. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: From infancy to ongoing maturity. JHEP reports. 2022 August; 4(8). doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhepr.2022.100498.


Lewis S. FLT-PET/CT in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy- A Pilot study. Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2022 July. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2022.101037.


Lewis S, Barry A, Hawkins MA. Hypofractionation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma - The Effect of Fractionation Size. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2022 May;34(5):e195-e209. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2022.02.021. Epub 2022 Mar 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 35314091.


Kolesar J, Peh S, Thomas L, Baburaj G, Mukherjee N, Kantamneni R, Lewis S, Pai A, Udupa KS, Kumar An N, Rangnekar VM, Rao M. Integration of liquid biopsy and pharmacogenomics for precision therapy of EGFR mutant and resistant lung cancers. Mol Cancer. 2022 Feb 24;21(1):61. doi: 10.1186/s12943-022-01534-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 35209919; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8867675.

Mahantshetty U, Lewis S, Engineer R, Swamidas J, Chopra S, Gurram L, Kinhikar R, Deshpande D, Kirisits C, Shrivastava S. Low-Dose-Rate versus High-Dose-Rate intracavitary brachytherapy in cervical cancer - Final Results of a Phase III randomized trial. Brachytherapy. 2021 Nov-Dec;20(6):1146-1155. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2021.08.012. Epub 2021 Sep 29. PubMed PMID: 34598883.

Lewis S, Chopra S, Singh R, Engineer R. A survey of the practice of stereotactic body radiotherapy for hepatocellular and pancreatic malignancies in India. Indian J Cancer [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2021 Mar 10]


BS A, Singh A, Sharan K, Reddy A, Lewis S. Radiation Therapy Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: a Tertiary Care Centre Experience in a Tier Three Town. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. 2021 August. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-021-02810-7.


Ramaswamy A, Jandyal S, Ostwal V, Engineer R, Lewis S, Bose S, Pande N, Shrikhande SV. Nontrial, real-world outcomes in unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer: Chemotherapy and chemoradiation is the standard while surgery is uncommon.Indian J Cancer. 2017 Jul-Sep;54(3):530-534. doi: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_377_17. PubMed PMID: 29798952.

Samdariya S, Lewis S, Kauser H, Ahmed I, Kumar D. A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Role of Honey in Reducing Pain Due to Radiation Induced Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Indian J Palliat Care. 2015 Sep-Dec;21(3):268-73. doi: 10.4103/0973-1075.164892. PubMed PMID: 26600693; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4617032


Lewis S, Salins N, Rao MR, Kadam A. Spiritual well-being and its influence on fatigue in patients undergoing active cancer directed treatment: a correlational study. J Cancer Res Ther. 2014 Jul-Sep;10(3):676-80. doi: 10.4103/0973-1482.138125. PubMed PMID: 25313759.


Lewis S, Salins N, Kadam A, Rao R. Distress screening using distress thermometer in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and evaluation of causal factors predicting occurrence of distress. Indian J Palliat Care. 2013 May;19(2):88-92. doi: 10.4103/0973-1075.116703. PubMed PMID: 24049348; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3775030.

Total Book chapters: 5


Accepted: 2


Co-authored the chapter - Adjuvant Radiation in early stage Endometrial Cancer: Evidence, principles and techniques. "Uterine Cancer" Springer publication. 2015. ISBN 978-81-322-1891-3


Co-authored the chapter - "Radiation induced heart disease" - "Evidence Based Medicine Book TMH" 2015. ISBN: 978-93-82963-01-6


Co-authored the chapter - "Impact of advanced technologies in radiotherapy for lymphoma" - "Evidence Based Medicine Book TMH" 2015. ISBN: 978-93-82963-06-6. 


Area of Interest

Communications skills Gastrointestinal, Lung and Gynecological cancers Advanced Radiation techniques: IMRT/IGRT/SBRT/Brachytherapy

Area of Expertise

Gastrointestinal cancers Thoracic cancer Gynaecological Cancer Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)Liver lung and Oligometastases Brachytherapy- Intracavitary and Interstitial Quality Improvement (QI) in healthcare Quality of life and symptom control in Oncology

Area of Research

Gastrointestinal cancers Thoracic cancer Gynaecological Cancer Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)Liver Lung and Oligometastases Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Radiation Oncology Quality Improvement (QI) in healthcare Quality of life and symptom control in Oncology Cancer economics and health technology assessment.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Course Coordinator for the Module MRI in Rectal Cancer supported by National Cancer Grid.  Published as an online education through NCG portal.

Member of the Editorial review Board, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment journal. 

Reviewer for International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics (IJROBP), Clinical Oncology, Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy, Technology in cancer research and treatment, Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Supportive care in cancer, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Member of Editorial board of Manipal Journal of Medical Sciences.

Member of leadership board of Equip NCG quality improvement course and mentor since 2021. 

Professional Memberships

1.     Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)

2.     European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

3.     European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)

4.     American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)

5.     International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology group (ILROG)

6.     Royal college of Radiologists (RCR), London

Applied and provisionally accepted: 1. A system and method for integrated capture and evaluation of medical data. 2. A method for auto contouring of organs at risk in radiotherapy planning for cancer.