Board-Certified Oncologist in Tacoma, WA
“I take pride in providing cutting edge evidence-based patient care while being sensitive to each patient’s symptoms and overall medical history not limited to just cancer. I tailor the treatment plan to each individual as no patient’s condition is identical to another.
We are currently in a golden age of advances in precision oncology, with immunotherapy among other targeted therapies which I am happy to be able to offer to my patients here at NWMS, along with an array of clinical trial.
Sir William Osler put it best “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”
I do my best to apply this principle, offering advice and treatment I would recommend to my own family as my patients are often facing the most difficult challenge of their lives.” – Manas Agastya M.D.
Dr. Manas Agastya is a Hematologist and Oncologist with special interest and expertise in GU malignancies such as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and testicular cancer, as well as GI malignancies such as with the colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile duct.
Dr. Agastya received his medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India and graduated with first class honors.
Dr. Agastya has been working in internal medicine since 2014. He worked as Chief Resident at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas then transitioned to a fellow in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson in 2018.
Through the years Dr. Agastya has received multiple awards and published an article on a rare blood disorder in 2020. He is a member of the Quality Cancer Care Alliance Network (QCCA), which is a national organization for value based oncology care that brings quality care to patients in their communities. Dr. Agastya is also passionate about enrolling and caring for patients on clinical trials.
Outside of work, Dr. Agastya enjoys spending time with his family, visiting national parks, hiking, travelling, miniature painting and Rubik’s cube speed solving.
Dr. Agastya became a provider because it has always been in his nature to help people; among all fields in medicine, oncology is where he felt he can make a considerable positive impact for patients who need it the most.