HYDERABAD: An international cancer conclave will be held here from February 6 to 8 to address the need for a multi-modality approach for fighting cancer.
Though many advances were being made in cancer diagnosis and treatment, every year one million new cancer cases are being reported in India. To address the problem, a collaborative effort from cancer specialists all over the globe is needed, The conclave will provide a platform for knowledge sharing between cancer specialists from various countries, said P Vijay Anand Reddy, director of Apollo Cancer Hospitals, at a press conference here.
Oncologists, radiologists, faculty and researchers from various disciplines all over the globe will participate in the conclave. They will discuss about innovations in cancer treatment over the past one year and share their experiences.
Emerging advances in cancer treatment like Proton Beam Therapy, Robotic Surgery and rising number of breast, intestinal and oral cancers will be the thrust areas in the conclave. Removal of organ suspected of cancer, radiation therapy for brain tumours, genetic and hereditary pre-disposition to cancer, among other topics will also be discussed in the three-day conclave.
“Over the past ten years the treatment cost of cancer has decreased considerably. But shockingly many youth are being affected by cancer today. Only by making cancer diagnosis more affordable and accessible to all, can these youth be cured in the early stage. Conclaves like these are essential for achieving this goal,” explained T Prabhakar radiation oncologist from USA and chairman of the conclave.
Mike Kosty, director of cancer centre Scripps Clinic, USA, Dennis Hallahan, chairman, radiation oncology, Washington University, USA, G Srinivas Chakravarthy, senior consultant, Apollo cancer hospital, were among those present on the occasion