Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre designated as a Centre of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer by MASCC
Manipal, March 24, 2023: The Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre (MCCCC) at Kasturba Hospital in Manipal, Karnataka, has been recognized as a centre of excellence in supportive care for cancer patients by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), making it the first center in Asia to receive such an honor. This designation underscores MCCCC’s steadfast dedication to delivering exceptional cancer care to patients.
Dr. HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, presented the certificate to Dr. Naveen S Salins, Associate dean-KMC, Coordinator, Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, and Professor & Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care.
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“We are honored to receive this recognition from MASCC. It is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care to our patients. Our team is dedicated to advancing the science of supportive care in cancer and improving the quality of life for patients and their families,” he said.
MASCC is a worldwide multidisciplinary organization that aims to promote research, education, and clinical practice in the field of supportive care in cancer. It acknowledges institutions that meet the highest standards of cancer care. MCCCC’s recognition as a center of excellence in supportive care in cancer reflects its exceptional care for patients and their families. The center provides a wide range of services, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and palliative care. Its experienced and dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals collaboratively provide personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor of MAHE, Manipal Lt Gen (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh stated, “We are pleased to receive this honor from MASCC. It is a credit to our team’s hard work and commitment to providing cancer patients and their families with the best quality of care. We are devoted to advancing the science of supportive care for cancer patients and increasing patient outcomes.”
Dr. Sharath K Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences), MAHE, said that Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre (MCCCC) is a state-of-the-art cancer care facility that offers comprehensive cancer care services to patients in the region. The center is equipped with the latest technology and staffed by a team of experienced physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient.
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Dr. Padmaraj Hegde- Dean, KMC, Dr. Anand Venugopal, COO, Teaching Hospital, MAHE, Manipal, Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital Manipal, Dr. Shiran Shetty, Deputy Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital Manipal, and HODs of MCCCC were present on the occasion.