The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi, conducted a seminar on lung cancer which served as an update to doctors of different disciplines caring for such patients.
Dr Prem Nair, medical director, inaugurated the seminar. Senior consultants from multiple specialties, hailing from various institutions in the state delivered orations in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
Dr Sanjeev K Singh, medical superintendent, Dr Gopinathan, head of pulmonary medicine, Dr Rajesh V, associate professor and Dr Asmita Mehta, associate professor spoke on the occasion.
The key aspects discussed were new diagnostic techniques, newer chemotherapeutic agents and advances in radiotherapy in lung cancer. In addition to pulmonary medicine, consultants from various disciplines like Radiodiagnosis, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology, including Dr Bindu C G, Dr Sandhya C J, Dr Arjun Sreenivasan, Dr Pavithran K and Dr Dinesh M delivered lectures in their respective areas of expertise.
“Prevention of this deadly disease needs quit smoking programmes similar to the one running currently under the pulmonary medicine department of AIMS,” said Dr Rajesh V, associate professor. He said the new endobronchial ultrasound machine scheduled to be installed in AIMS a couple of months later would revolutionize the lung cancer diagnostic facility in the state. The seminar was attended by many delegates from different parts of the state.