Clinical Services

The Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) is one of the oldest health institutes in Tanzania deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Cancers are often managed through discussion on multi-disciplinary cancer conferences where medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, pathologist, radiologist and organ specific oncologists meet to find the best possible management for an individual patient considering the physical, social, psychological, emotional and financial status of the patients.
The Clinical services involve the following sections:

Pharmacy

The Ocean Road Pharmacy Section is under the Directorate of Medical Services. It is generally deal with issues related to pharmaceuticals (procurement from MSD, storage, handling and dispensing of medicines to the patients).. readMore

Laboratory Services

Our Laboratory services deals with Clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient as pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease especially cancer.. readMore

Nursing Services

The Nursing Services, guided by the strategic vision of the ORCI, seeks to provide care that meets the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient, without discrimination, and to support.. readMore

Palliative Care

This section deals with improvement of quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening conditions, through prevention and relief of suffering, early identification.. readMore

Treatment and Diognosis

The cancer treatment and diagnosis options depends on the type and stage of cancer, possible side effects, and the patient's preferences and overall health. In cancer care, different types of our doctors often work together to create a patient's overall treatment plan that combines different types of treatments.
The cancer treatment and diagnosis involve the following parts:

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy department has been identified as the ‘heart of the institute’ for many years because it makes the Institute unique and specialized health Institute. Ocean Road Cancer Institute is the only Institute that provide radiotherapy treatment services in the country.. readMore

Radiology

The Radiology Section came up immediately with the establishment of ORCI in 1996. It is located on the old building close to Radiotherapy Section. The section was attached to the Allied Health Sciences Department (AHSD) together with Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.. readMore

Branchytherapy

This section deals with improvement of quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening conditions, through prevention and relief of suffering, early identification.. readMore

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells. It works by keeping the cancer cells from growing and dividing to make more cells. Because cancer cells usually grow and divide faster than healthy cells, chemotherapy destroys them more... readMore

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders.. readMore

Cancer Screening

Our aims to detect cancer before symptoms appear. This may involve blood tests, urine tests, other tests, or medical imaging. The benefits of screening in terms of cancer prevention, early detection.. readMore

NHIF Clinic

The Unit comprises Outpatient Department (OPD) Pharmacy, Main Dispensing Pharmacy, Ocean Road NHIF Pharmacy and Transport which runs 24 hours. We treat patients with Health Insurance cards, Cash private and foreigners.. readMore

Telemedicine

Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) Telemedicine is a Pan-African e-Network Project, officially started 2011. Pan African e-Network project is an information and communication technology (ICT) project between India and the African Union that seeks to connect.. readMore

Library

The ORCI Library consists of a collection intended to serve as a resources center to aid in-patients, out-patients, Researchers, Doctors, Specialists, Nurses, Students and all ORCI staffs.. readMore