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BBCI links with intl centre on health care
Dimapur, Apr 27 (NPN):
Published on 28 Apr. 2011 1:01 AM IST
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To improve the standard of health care to cancer patients, Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati have started collaboration with various reputed international centers in recent times.
A mailed statement received here from BBCI stated that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between BBCI and Dutch School of Gynaecologic Oncology and Pelvic Surgery on April 7.
As per the agreement, expert from the Netherlands will visit BBCI twice a year to participate in the teaching and training programme, which will provide an opportunity for short term placement of students in reputed hospitals in the Netherlands. With regards to this, Dr. Susan Loong, Senior Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Associate Investigator, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Humphrey Oei Institute of Cancer Research visited BBCI from April 25 to 27.
Dr. Susan Loong who has extensive experience in the management of breast cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph gland) interacted with doctors, medical physicists and technologists of the Institute and discussed various techniques and protocol for treatment of cancer. BBCI statement stated that Dr. Susan was happy to know that Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute has latest technology for treatment of cancer which is commonly known as Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and 3-D Conformal Radiotherapy (3-D CRT). Dr Susan Loong opined that the treatment protocol followed at Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute and the facilities available are sophisticated and comparable to national and international standard.
After visiting BBCI, she commented about the Institute as follows -“This is an excellent facility with its constant aim of treating patients better. The doctors are highly dedicated yet compassionate and humble and very well supported by the team of nurse, auxiliary staff and researchers”. As a boost to research on cancer the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India has recently sanctioned 4 (four) research projects.
It should be mentioned here that as part of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Programme, Dr. B. Slangen from Maastricht University, Netherlands participated in teaching, training and operative session in the Institute for a period of two weeks in Nov 2010.
Dr. Joseph Wee, Deputy Director, National Cancer Centre, Singapore also visited Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute to take part in academic programme in Nov 2010.

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