3rd anniversary of the Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre held

 3rd anniversary of the Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre held
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3rd anniversary of the Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre held

Manipal, Nov 11, 2021: The 3rd-anniversary celebration of Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre (MCCCC) of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal was held on Nov 10.

Dr. Anil D Cruz, President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Director of Oncology, Apollo Hospitals, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, and Former Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai was the Chief Guest.

Vasanti R Pai, Trustee, MAHE Trust, Manipal, Lt. Gen. (Dr) M D Venkatesh – Vice-Chancellor, MAHE Manipal, Dr. PLNG Rao Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health Sciences MAHE Manipal were the Guests of honor. Dr. H S Ballal – Pro chancellor, MAHE Manipal presided over the function.

In his keynote address Dr. Anil D Cruz, emphasized the importance of Preventive Oncology, Treatment Equity in Cancer therapy, Cost-effective Innovative Cancer research, and focus on Quality-of-Life Initiatives.

Vasanti R Pai launched Global Cancer Consortium and in her speech. She stressed the importance of community outreach programs and health education for cancer, especially for rural women.

Lt. Gen. (Dr) M D Venkatesh discussed the upcoming projects of MAHE.

Dr P L N G Rao enlightened the gathering on the need for new drug discovery to enhance cancer care and its availability and affordability to the population at large.

In his presidential address, Dr. H S Ballal highlighted the need for early detection, access to quality treatment, and palliative care for far advanced diseases. He emphasized the humanitarian aspect of cancer care and how it should be intertwined with medical care.

Dr. Mahadev Rao, Professor, and Head of, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, described the Global Cancer Consortium and its collaborators, its scope, activities, and impact.

He presented the consortium website www.glocacon.org and updated on the various seminars, community outreach series, and mini symposiums held over the past year. He highlighted the forthcoming 1st virtual conference to be held from Dec 2 to 4.

In his welcome address, Dr. Sharath Kumar Rao, Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, highlighted the journey and development of the cancer center. Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical superintendent, KH, Manipal, proposed the vote of thanks.

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