BENGALURU: THE second International Cancer Congress was inaugurated by Governor Vajubhai Vala here on Thursday. The conference will see prominent national and international delegates from various specialties such as surgical, medical, radiation oncology, oncopath and genomics come together. The National Centre for Disease Informatics will make a presentation on electronic death certificates during the four-day congress.
A day-long programme on generic drugs has been organised to explore the possibility of biosimilar drugs. Clinical trials, Indo-US and Indo-UK networking sessions on collaboration for cancer research in India will be the other highlights. Bengaluru has seen a massive rise in cancer cases with approximately 113 for every one lakh males and 139 cases for every one lakh females suffering from cancer according to the latest figures available in the population-based cancer registry. The second chapter of the Indian Cancer Congress is an amalgamation of four major national oncology associations and all sub-speciality associations to improve the quality of cancer care in the country. AYUSH is also part of ICC that has a one-day programme on cancer care.