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Rakesh Jalali, M.D.
Associate Professor 
Tata Memorial Hospital
Department of Radiation Oncology
Dr. E Borges Road, Parel
Mumbai - 410 210   
Phone: +91-22-24177000
Fax: +91-22-24146937
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Associate Professor Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India 2002
Area of Specialization:
Radiation Oncology
Research Summary:
CNS malignancies
Breast malignancies
Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy


1. Baheti, A. D., Mahore, A. S., Zade, B. P. and Jalali, R.  Meningioma and cavernous angioma following childhood radiotherapy. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2010.  6, 333-335. [PubMed]
2. Moiyadi, A. V., Jalali, R. and Menon, S.  Hyperacute disseminated intravascular coagulation following surgery for a choroid plexus carcinoma in a child. Neurology India. 2010.  58, 485-486. [PubMed]
3. Wadasadawala, T., Trivedi, S., Gupta, T., Epari, S. and Jalali, R.  The diagnostic dilemma of primary central nervous system melanoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2010.  17, 1014-1017. [PubMed]
4. Munshi, A., Dutta, D., Kakkar, S., Budrukkar, A., Jalali, R., Sarin, R., Gupta, S., Parmar, V. and Badwe, R.  Comparison of early quality of life in patients treated with radiotherapy following mastectomy or breast conservation therapy: a prospective study. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2010.  97, 288-293. [PubMed]
5. Arora, B., Sridhar, E., Muzumdar, D., Jalali, R. and Munshi, A.  Spinal tuberculoma in a patient with spinal myxopapillary ependymoma. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2010.  6, 215-217. [PubMed]
6. Jalali, R. and Pareek, P.  Is there a need to regulate health care advertisement for lay public? Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2010.  6, 131-133. [PubMed]
7. Gupta, T., Wadasadawala, T., Shet, T., Jalali, R. and Menon, H.  Isolated central nervous system involvement by lymphomatoid granulomatosis in an adolescent: a case report and review of literature. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2010.  27, 150-159. [PubMed]
8. Munshi, A., Talapatra, K., Ramadwar, M. and Jalali, R.  Spinal epidermoid cyst with sudden onset of paraplegia. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2009.  5, 290-292. [PubMed]
9. Jalali, R., Mallick, I., Dutta, D., Goswami, S., Gupta, T., Munshi, A., Deshpande, D. and Sarin, R.  Factors influencing neurocognitive outcomes in young patients with benign and low-grade brain tumors treated with stereotactic conformal radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2010.  77, 974-979. [PubMed]
10. Jalali, R., Dutta, D., Srinivas, C., Munshi, A., Limaye, U., Goel, A., Deshpande, D. and Sarin, R.  Micromultileaf collimator-based stereotactic radiosurgery for selected arteriovenous malformations: technique and preliminary experience. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2009.  5, 186-191. [PubMed]
11. Jalali, R., Raut, N., Arora, B., Gupta, T., Dutta, D., Munshi, A., Sarin, R. and Kurkure, P.  Prospective evaluation of radiotherapy with concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide in children with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2010.  77, 113-118. [PubMed]
12. Moiyadi, A., Sridhar, E. and Jalali, R.  Intraventricular gliosarcoma: unusual location of an uncommon tumor. Journal of Neuro-oncology. 2010.  96, 291-294. [PubMed]
13. Wadasadawala, T., Sarin, R., Budrukkar, A., Jalali, R., Munshi, A. and Badwe, R.  Accelerated partial-breast irradiation vs conventional whole-breast radiotherapy in early breast cancer: a case-control study of disease control, cosmesis, and complications. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2009.  5, 93-101. [PubMed]
14. Dutta, D., Lee, H. N., Munshi, A., Gupta, T., Kane, S., Sridhar, E. and Jalali, R.  Intracerebral cystic rhabdoid meningioma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2009.  16, 1073-1074. [PubMed]
15. Munshi, A., Pai, R. H., Phurailatpam, R., Budrukkar, A., Jalali, R., Sarin, R., Deshpande, D. D., Shrivastava, S. K. and Dinshaw, K. A.  Do all patients of breast carcinoma need 3-dimensional CT-based planning? A dosimetric study comparing different breast sizes. Medical Dosimetry. 2009.  34, 140-144. [PubMed]
16. Moiyadi, A., Jalali, R. and Kane, S. V.  Intracranial growing teratoma syndrome following radiotherapy--an unusually fulminant course. Acta Neurochirurgica. 2010.  152, 137-142. [PubMed]
17. Jalali, R., Munshi, A. and Arora, B.  Curability of cancer by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, including in neuraxial neoplasms. Neurology India. 2009.  57, 13-19. [PubMed]
18. Dutta, D., Vanere, P., Gupta, T., Munshi, A. and Jalali, R.  Factors influencing activities of daily living using FIM-FAM scoring system before starting adjuvant treatment in patients with brain tumors: results from a prospective study. Journal of Neuro-oncology. 2009.  94, 103-110. [PubMed]
19. Jalali R.  Radiochemotherapy in patients with primary glioblastoma comparing two temozolomide dose regimens: is the survival really so impressive?: in regard to Combs et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008;71:999-1005). International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2008.  72, 1622; author reply 1622-1623. [PubMed]
20. Jalali, R., Deopujari, C. E., Bhutani, R., Suhas, U., Rajasekharan, P., Kane, S. V. and Gupta, T.  Suprasellar ganglioglioma with unusual diffuse involvement of the entire optico-chiasmal hypothalamic pathway. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2008.  4, 140-143. [PubMed]
21. Jalali, R., Dutta, D., Kamble, R., Gupta, T., Munshi, A., Sarin, R. and Dinshaw, K.  Prospective assessment of activities of daily living using modified Barthel's Index in children and young adults with low-grade gliomas treated with stereotactic conformal radiotherapy. Journal of Neuro-oncology. 2008.  90, 321-328. [PubMed]
22. Budrukkar, A., Dutta, D., Sharma, D., Yadav, P., Dantas, S. and Jalali, R.  Comparison of geometric uncertainties using electronic portal imaging device in focal three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy using different head supports. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2008.  4, 70-76. [PubMed]
23. Jalali R.  Particle therapy in clinical practice: is there enough evidence to justify the current surge in interest? Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2008.  4, 54-56. [PubMed]
24. Dutta, D., Munshi, A., Gupta, T., Nair, P. and Jalali, R.  Pituitary Adenoma Neuronal CHoristoma -- The PANCH syndrome. Acta Oncologica. 2008.  47, 1611-1613. [PubMed]
25. Munshi, A., Jain, S., Budrukkar, A., Jalali, R. and Sarin, R.  Radiotherapy-induced depigmentation in a patient with breast cancer. Indian Journal of Cancer. 2007.  44, 157-158. [PubMed]
26. Munshi, A. and Jalali, R.  A simple technique of supine craniospinal irradiation. Medical Dosimetry. 2008.  33, 1-5. [PubMed]
27. Jalali, R. and Datta, D.  Prospective analysis of incidence of central nervous tumors presenting in a tertiary cancer hospital from India. Journal of Neuro-oncology. 2008.  87, 111-114. [PubMed]
28. Budrukkar, A., Jalali, R., Kamble, R. and Parab, S.  Translation and pilot validation of Hindi translation of assessing quality of life in patients with primary brain tumours using EORTC brain module (BN-20). Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2006.  2, 166-170. [PubMed]
29. Munshi, A., Singh, P. and Jalali, R.  Trastuzumab: is the new evidence revolutionary? Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2006.  2, 144-146. [PubMed]
30. Rustogi, A., Budrukkar, A., Dinshaw, K. and Jalali, R.  Management of locally advanced breast cancer: evolution and current practice. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 2005.  1, 21-30. [PubMed]
31. Munshi, A., Wadasadawala, T., Sharma, P. K., Sharma, D., Budrukkar, A., Jalali, R. and Dinshaw, K. A.  Radiation therapy planning of a breast cancer patient with in situ pacemaker-challenges and lessons. Acta Oncologica. 2008.  47, 255-260. [PubMed]
32. Jalali, R., Singh, S. and Budrukkar, A.  Techniques of tumour bed boost irradiation in breast conserving therapy: current evidence and suggested guidelines. Acta Oncologica. 2007.  46, 879-892. [PubMed]
33. Munshi, A., Kakkar, S., Budrukkar, A. and Jalali, R.  Unusual intensification of skin reactions by chloroquine use during breast radiotherapy. Acta Oncologica. 2008.  47, 318-319. [PubMed]
34. Jalali, R., Malde, R., Bhutani, R., Budrukkar, A., Badwe, R. and Sarin, R.  Prospective evaluation of concomitant tumour bed boost with whole breast irradiation in patients with locally advanced breast cancer undergoing breast-conserving therapy. Breast. 2008.  17, 64-70. [PubMed]
35. Jalali R.  Conduct of clinical trials in developing countries. Lancet. 2007.  370, 562. [PubMed]
36. Bedre, G., Gupta, T., Rajasekharan, P., Munshi, A. and Jalali, R.  Cerebellar, pancreatic, and paraspinal metastases in soft tissue sarcomas: unusual sites or changing patterns? JOP : Journal of the Pancreas. 2007.  8, 444-449. [PubMed]
37. Jalali, R., Singh, P., Menon, H. and Gujral, S.  Unexpected case of aplastic anemia in a patient with glioblastoma multiforme treated with Temozolomide. Journal of Neuro-oncology. 2007.  85, 105-107. [PubMed]
38. Doddihal, H. and Jalali, R.  Medulloblastoma in a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Child's Nervous System : ChNS. 2007.  23, 595-597. [PubMed]
39. Singh, S., Bhutani, R. and Jalali, R.  Leptomeninges as a site of relapse in locally controlled, diffuse pontine glioma with review of literature. Child's Nervous System : ChNS. 2007.  23, 117-121. [PubMed]
40. Munshi, A. and Jalali, R.  Concurrent administration of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery: in regards to Toledano et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006;65:324-332). International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2006.  66, 314; author reply 314-315. [PubMed]
41. Rustogi, A., Munshi, A. and Jalali, R.  Unexpected skin reaction induced by radiotherapy after chloroquine use. The Lancet Oncology. 2006.  7, 608-609. [PubMed]
42. Jain, A., Jalali, R., Nadkarni, T. D. and Sharma, S.  Primary intramedullary primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervical spinal cord. Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine. 2006.  4, 497-502. [PubMed]
43. Munshi, A., Jain, A., Jalali, R. and Budrukar, A.  In regards to Carr et al.: Coronary artery disease after radiotherapy for peptic ulcer disease (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2005;61:842-850). International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2006.  65, 957; author reply 957. [PubMed]
44. Munshi, A., Jalali, R. and Budrukar, A.  In regards to Arcangeli et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2006;64:161-167). International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2006.  65, 632; author reply 632-633. [PubMed]
45. Sarin, R. and Jalali, R.  Optimizing the sequencing of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy for early breast cancer. Nature Clinical Practice. Oncology. 2005.  2, 606-607. [PubMed]
46. Jain, P. N., Kavishvar, N. and Jalali, R.  Refractory headache in a patient with breast cancer and carcinomatous meningitis unresponsive to analgesics: case report. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 2005.  19, 33-35. [PubMed]
47. Khatua, S. and Jalali, R.  Recent advances in the treatment of childhood brain tumors. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2005.  22, 361-371. [PubMed]
48. Jalali, R., Budrukkar, A., Sarin, R. and Sharma, D. S.  High precision conformal radiotherapy employing conservative margins in childhood benign and low-grade brain tumours. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2005.  74, 37-44. [PubMed]


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M.D. in Radiation Oncology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1994-1995
Honors and Awards
2007, Award for Excellence for Original Research in Quality of life in NeuroOncology at SNO, Dallas
2005, Conceptualised and made “Bust that Noma”, an exciting Animation film for children with Cancer, which won the Best film FRAMES awards
Editorial Board member of Mammology, Neurology India
Associate Editor of Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Member of several national and international professional organisations including ESTRO, ASTRO, SNO, AROI
Expert Reviewer for International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Clinical Oncology, Neurology India, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology and Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Incharge of the Brain Tumour Foundation of India, a charity organisation dedicated for patients with brain tumours and their families
Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Founder General Secretary of the Indian Society of NeuroOncology
Type of Neoplasms
Head and Neck
Central nervous system
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