SKIMS to host int’l conference on gastric cancer
‘Islamabad has highest prevalence of stomach malignancy’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 30: In view of the increasing prevalence of stomach cancer in Kashmir, the SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura is organizing an international surgical update on gastric cancer on February 1.
The event has been necessitated as there has been rise in gastric cancer as per the study conducted by the General and Minimal Invasive Surgery department of SKIMS on 8000 patients, Kashmir has gastric malignancy incidence of 50-60 out of 100,000 persons, said
organizing secretary of the event, Dr Sameer H Naqash.
He said the incidence of stomach cancer was high in South Kashmir. “Anantnag (Islamabad), Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian has 63 per cent of stomach cancer incidence while as 11 per cent patients belong to Srinagar district,” he said.
He said the exact cause of stomach cancer was unknown though several risk factors including too much intake of salt, high fat diet, toxins particularly pesticides in eatables have been implicated.
Dr Sameer said a comprehensive health policy on stomach cancer in Kashmir would be formulated at the conference which would be presented to the government.
He said the event would witness the presence of doctors of repute from Japan and USA to broaden the vision and insight of doctors for the ultimate benefit of the people.
Dr Sameer said the former Director and Chief Surgeon, National Cancer Centre, Tokyo Japan, Dr Munemasa Ryu, would deliver a lecture on High End D2 Dissection – an advanced surgery for cancer of stomach.
The chief of surgical oncology in Dharamshila cancer hospital Delhi, Dr Vinod Tiku would speak on nodal numbering in stomach cancer surgery while as a laparoscopic and robotic surgeon from Pune, Dr Sailesh Puntambekar, would deliver lecture on newer modalities of treatment.
“After the papers published by Prof Dhar and Prof Khuroo way back in 1993, much water has flown down the Jhelum since then. Lots of papers have been published in various national & International journals,” Dr Sameer said.
“It was department of General & Minimal Access Surgery that started D2 Gastrectomies with neo-stomach reconstruction for past four years,” said Dr Sameer.
Others who would speak on the occasion include Prof Showkat Zargar, Dr Sameer Naqash, Prof Mushtaq and Dr Farooq.
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