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Workshop on oncology software modules underway

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 2: An All India workshop on ‘Oncology Software Modules Developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research-tiol Centre for Disease Informatics and Research’ was iugurated today by Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati. The workshop will conclude on March 3.

tiol Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR) at Bengaluru runs the tiol Cancer Registry Programme of India under Indian Council of Medical Research.

In his welcome address, Dr. Amal Chandra Kataki spoke on the need for integration of Information Technology to advance the understanding of a complex disease such as cancer. The chief guest for the iugural function was Dr. Atindra Adhikary, Principal of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati. Dr. Prashant Mathur, Director of NCDIR, in his opening remarks stated that, only 10 per cent of the country’s population is covered by cancer registries, and outlined the importance of cancer registries in improving patient care and cancer control programme. Dr. Mathur highlighted that at present in India, there are around 800 sources of cancer registration under the network of tiol Cancer Registry Programme and the need to raise this number in the near future for comprehensive coverage of cancer registries in the country.

The iugural meeting was also attended by Dr. G K Rath, Head of the tiol Cancer Institute and cancer wing of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr. Jaganth Dev Sharma, Principal Investigator at population and hospital cancer registries at BBCI delivered the vote of thanks. The iugural function was attended by representatives of major cancer hospitals across the country, technical staff from NCDIR, staff of BBCI and Population-based Cancer Registry, Guwahati and Hospital-based Cancer Registry at BBCI.

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