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A Milestone in Cancer Research and Treatment in India

, by Sudha Sivaram and Preetha Rajaraman

Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai celebrates its 75th year, hosting 'A Conference of New Ideas in Cancer – Challenging Dogmas' to commemorate TMC’s platinum jubilee celebrations

Tata Memorial Center (TMC) is among India’s leading institutions for cancer research and treatment. 

Since the NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) was established in 2011, it has partnered with TMC in several activities.  These include workshops in clinical trials research design, training in molecular epidemiology and biostatistics, a workshop in scientific communication, and training of journalists on cancer research in the media.  CGH has also provided support to scientists from TMC to visit NCI and work with NCI intramural scientists on data analysis and manuscript preparation.  Further, NCI CGH works closely with the Center for Epidemiology at TMC to plan and coordinate activities related to epidemiological research in India, as well as partner in activities involving cancer registries.   These partnerships are a valuable opportunity for NCI and TMC to leverage their respective expertise and research planning ideas for the benefit of cancer control in India.  

Tata Memorial Center is celebrating 75 years of leadership service towards cancer control and research in India.  In honor of this anniversary, TMC is hosting A Conference of New Ideas in Cancer – Challenging Dogmas on February 26-28th, 2016 as part of its platinum jubilee events.  CGH Director, Dr. Ted Trimble, will give a plenary talk: "Thinking Outside the Box in Cancer Research - Perspectives from the US NCI” in the session titled: Future of Cancer Research: US and European perspectives.  Dr. Susan Shurin, Senior Advisor for CGH, will chair a session on Large Datasets and their Relevance to Patients and Dr. Preetha Rajaraman, South Asia Program Director for CGH, will co-chair a session on Public Health Issues in Cancer.

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