Kasturba Medical College and Hospital inaugurates Pancreatic Cancer Support Group
CME on Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Pancreatic Cancer held
Manipal, May 18, 2022: Department of Surgical Oncology of Kasturba Medical College and Hospital inaugurated Pancreatic Cancer Support Group and organized a CME on Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Pancreatic Cancer.
The program was inaugurated by Dr Umesh Mahantshetty, Director, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Vishakapatnam.
“Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Center at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal is far ahead in management of pancreatic cancer in the coastal Karnataka. It is one of the apex centers in the country,” he said.
“Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai launched pancreaticcancerindia.com in 2008, which helped in treating the pancreatic cancers, centralizing pancreatic cancer management and disseminating the knowledge about pancreatic cancers and to carry on activities like pancreatic cancer support group,” he added.
Lt. Gen. (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, MAHE Manipal who was the guest of Honor expressed happiness about the service provided by the Center.
“Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Center has grown exponentially over the last five years. It has extremely competent cancer surgeons, radiation oncologist, medical oncologists, palliative medicine specialists and specialized nursing care. It is on its way to become Center of Excellence in the country,” he said.
Dr Sharath Kumar Rao, Dean, KMC welcomed the gathering. Dr Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Naveena Kumar AN, Head- Department of Surgical Oncology gave an overview on Pancreatic Support group.
He said that all types of major and supra major pancreatic cancer surgeries including vascular resections and laparoscopic surgeries are being performed in the department.