BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 27: A CME on breast cancer was organized by Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) in association with Piramal Swasthya Magement and Research Institute (PSMRI) on March Tuesday in the auditorium of the Institute.
Dr. Mehra Golshan, Associate Professor – Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of Intertiol Oncology Programmes at the Da Farberbrigham and Women’s Cancer Centre, USA spoke on ‘Community Based Cancer Prevention Strategies in Low and Middle Income Countries’. He also spoke on ‘newer modalities of treatment of breast cancer’. With changing life-style and habit, incidence of breast cancer is increasing among urban woman population. Late marriage, late childbirth, obesity, hormone replacement therapy, family history, not breast feeding their babies are important risk factors for breast cancer.
Dr. B. Barooah Cancer Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Piramal Swasthya in December 2017 to conduct cancer screening and awareness programme through mobile clinic for prevention and early detection of oral, cervical and breast cancer in Kamrup District and med as ‘DESH (Detect Early: Save her and him)’.
Dr Kataki, Director of BBCI said that under this project till now total 33 cancer awareness and 46 common cancers screening camps have been carried out. A total of 2,090 people were screened for common cancers and 62 oral pre-cancer and cancers, 5 breast cancers and 2 cervical cancer cases were detected. It is hoped that community awareness programme will be able to bring in more patients at an early stage, which will result in better survival. Dr Shailendra Hedge (Head, Clinical Programme), Dr Mahesh Deori (NE Head) and Dr Dhirendra th Kakoty (Consultant) from Piramal Swasthya also attended the CME.