Dr. Brindha Sitaram

   MPhil, PhD

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Dr. Brindha Sitaram


MPhil, PhD




HCG Cancer Centre - K. R. Road, Bengaluru


  • Dr. Brindha is the group head of psycho-oncology at HCG Cancer Centre.
  • Dr. Brindha’s primary area of interest is adult & paediatric psychology and her secondary area of interest is preventive psycho-oncology.
Training and Certifications
  • She is the recipient of multiple fellowships from prestigious institutions such as the National Cancer Institute, USA and the UICC, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre and St. Jude Children’s Cancer Hospital & Research Centre.
  • Dr. Brindha is the founder-Director of the Centre of Psycho-Oncology for Education & Research (COPER), Bengaluru.
  • Dr. Brindha has authored Not Out: Winning the Game of Cancer, for which she received the Shresta Vaidyakiya Lekhana Prashasthi by Dr. P. S. Shankar Prathishtana, Gulbarga.
  • She has also received the “Vocational Excellence Award for outstanding contribution and singular efforts in the field of Psycho-oncology” by Rotary Dist 3190 and Rotary Bengaluru East, Bengaluru.
  • Oncologists’ proficiency in identifying psychological distress in cancer patients: Hits and misses. 2014. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32, no. 15_suppl.
  • Quality of Life of Spouses of Breast Cancer patients. Int. J. of Allied Med. Sci. and Clin. Research Vol-3(3) 2015 [340-348].
  • Progress toward integrating Distress as the Sixth Vital Sign: a global snapshot of triumphs and tribulations in precision supportive care, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice: July 2019 - Volume 1 - Issue 1 - p e2.

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