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Cancer information seminar for doctors held at Gangtok
Gangtok, mar 26 (agencies):
Published on 27 Mar. 2011 12:18 AM IST
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In consonance with a project initiated by Dr. B.Borooah cancer institute on “Dissemination of Cancer Information amongst doctors and public in the North Eastern region by Seminars and workshops” a team of doctors visited Gangtok, Sikkim and conducted public awareness on cancer and capacity development of NGOs on prevention and management of cancer and palliative care on March 22 and 23.
Further, a training programme for doctors of Gangtok was held at Sikkim Manipal University Hospital by specialist from Dr.B.Borooah cancer Institute on March 11.
The project is being supported by DONER Ministry, GOI. Here, teams of experts from Dr. B.Borooah cancer Institute will visit all states of North East and carry out capacity development of Doctors, NGOs and also community awareness programmes for public.
The project is being initiated taking into account the alarming scenario of Cancer globally as well as in India. In many states of North East, higher Incidence of Cancer has been recorded than the national average. The need of the hour for Cancer control is a cadre of capable manpower.

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