Sri Lanka

World-Class Cancer Care Now in Sri Lanka

American Oncology Institute (AOI) was founded by a team of leading Oncologists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre in the USA. AOI brings to its network of super speciality cancer hospitals in India and South Asia with standardised cancer treatment protocols and pathways as followed by the leading Oncology centers in the US.
At Asiri AOI, we are taking comprehensive cancer care to the next level for our patients. We recognize that cancer treatment is complex from a multi-modality clinical treatment to the intense emotional support for patients. We pledge to stand beside each of our patients and their families. We partner them at every step, addressing every single detail and delivering appropriate cancer treatment that is personalized and compassionate. Asiri AOI’s precision-driven cancer treatment regime is based on collaborative protocols with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, one of the leading providers of oncology treatment in the United States. At Asiri AOI we have a model of integrated care delivery that is individualized for each patient.
Our Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre offers the best in class care across Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology backed by high end radio-diagnosis PET services and pathology services. So, be it diagnosis or treatment, we have the expertise to handle every challenge in Cancer Care. With a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified Clinical specialists, supported by trained and compassionate nursing staff, we are at the forefront of delivering excellence in Cancer Care.


Why Choose Us?

Clinical Expertise

At American Oncology Institute, cancer treatment is done by a multidisciplinary team of doctors who are competent and trained to treat every type of cancer. The team is assisted by an equally competent team consisting off well-trained nurses, qualified dosimetrists, medical physicists and other support staff.

Clinical Expertise


Precision in cancer care is largely dependent on the type of technology that is used for treating cancer. At American Oncology Institute whether it is radiation oncology, medical oncology or surgical oncology. We are equipped with the most modern technology to help our doctors deliver precision cancer care.


Clinical Pathways

Besides having the latest technology for diagnosis and cancer treatment, we have created an environment wherein each treatment is planned basis the learnings from international protocols. These international protocols are administered through IT-enabled decision support tools and specialized software.

Clinical Pathways



Cancer is a disease in which the abnormal cells divide without control and invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread throughout the body via the blood and lymph system. When cancer cells move from their point of origin and invade other parts of the body through the bloodstream and lymph system, the process is referred to as metastasis.
Cancer is not contagious and often occurs due to a mix of hereditary and environmental factors. More than 100 different types of cancer exist. Most cancers are named after the organ or type of cell in which they originate.

Causes and Risk factors

There are many different types and there is no one single cause of cancer. Experts believe that it could be due to what you are exposed to (environmentally, occupationally, radiation, viruses etc.) or how you live (tobacco, diet, alcohol, activity, etc.) or even family history. 30% of cancers are caused by tobacco. Age is also an important factor, which aggravates cancer.

Cancer Prevalence in Sri Lanka

In recent times Sri Lanka has seen a colossal increase in the incidence of cancer due to factors such as
urbanization, industrialization, lifestyle changes and population growth.

An estimated 82.1 out of 100,000 people are diagnosed each year with cancer in Sri Lanka. However, the
actual incidence rate may be higher due to under-reporting or inadequate screening. This leads to poor
survival and high mortality rates. Numbers aside, the impact of cancer is far greater due to the immense
emotional trauma associated with its diagnosis.

Despite growing awareness of possible causes and symptoms, cancer is a disease that has seen
increased prevalence in recent decades. It is a medical condition in which abnormal cells in a specific
part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. Often this condition goes unnoticed with patients
choosing to ignore the early warning signs. In Cancer Care time is of the essence. The cancerous cells are
able to aggressively invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissues and organs.

Cancer Types


Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology involves the use of radiation (X-rays, gamma rays, or electrons) to treat cancer

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Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology involves surgical aspects of cancer treatment including biopsy, staging, and surgical resection of tumors

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Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology involves the treatment of cancer with medicine, including Chemotherapy

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