SEMINAR ON CANCERS IN WOMEN OPENS TODAY
Aim Is To Pool Expert Information On How To Tackle The Disease: Dr Kaul
ARSHAD M BHAT
Srinagar, May 4: Country’s noted oncologists and specialists in medicine and surgery would be exchanging information with their counterparts from Jammu and Kashmir about different cancers prevalent among the women at a seminar here on Saturday.
The seminar “Women & Cancer” is being organised by the Breast Cancer Patients Benefit Foundation (BCPBF) at Hotel Taj Vivanta.
“The aim is to integrate professionals treating various types of cancers in women in the Valley hospitals including Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura and Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital with those dealing with such cases in other parts of the country,” BCPBF, New Delhi chapter president, and renowned Oncologist, Dr Sameer Kaul told Greater Kashmir.
The seminar also aims to highlight the urgency of cancer treatment, and quality medical care for poor patients in neglected rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir, he added. He said the visiting doctors would share vital information and sensitize the medicos of the Valley regarding different cancers in women and the ways and means to tackle the disease.
Dr Kaul said the seminar would also create much-needed awareness among the masses about the dreaded disease. “BCPBF has been conducting free cancer screening camps and providing free treatment to Below Poverty Line (BPL) patients across the subcontinent, including Kashmir, for almost two decades,” he said.
The seminar, according to Dr Kaul, would be inaugurated by noted physician of the Valley and former principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar, Prof G Q Allaqaband in presence of Director SKIMS, Prof Showkat Zargar, former GMC principals, Prof Girija Dhar and Syed Nasir Ahmad Shah.
Expert and Head of the Department and consultant, Fetal Medicine Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals New Delhi, Dr Anita Kaul will dedicate her lecture to baby Nauman Khan, who died due to acute leukemia, (Nauman’s father, Dr Suneem Khan is one of the BCPBF’s supporters in the Valley and works tirelessly for poor cancer patients), the organizers said.
They said that, BCPBF president, Dr Sameer Kaul will dedicate his lecture to late Dr Arshad Abbas, a young emergency accident medico from Kashmir, who tragically lost his life ferrying a sick patient on an air ambulance a few months back.
Three of the hundreds of poor patients belonging to Kashmir, who have been receiving free treatment from BCPBF, would also remain present during the function, the organizers added.
The patients include: Zakir Wani who suffered from acute lymphoblastic Leukemia, fought the disease for a year through multiple chemotherapy and responded very well. His treatment cost between Rs 5-7 lakh and was funded entirely by BCPBF; Muhammad Ramzan, a daily wager/peon was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) (a form of blood cancer which, incidentally, is on the rise in many areas with histories of conflict in South Asia, including Kashmir); Muhammad Rafiq, a sweeper with the Srinagar municipality, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He too required multiple chemotherapy.
Host of eminent doctors from around the country including those from Jammu and Kashmir will present papers on various aspects of the dreaded disease, BCPBF member Padma Rao told Greater Kashmir.
Prof and HOD, Medical Oncology, AIIMS New Delhi, Dr Vinod Raina will deliver lecture on “Molecular Treatment of Breast Cancer” while as Additional Professor and Consultant Medical Oncology SKIMS, Dr Abdul Rashid Lone would be the chairperson; Senior consultant, Radiation Oncology, Artemis Health Institute Gurgaon Dr S C Pande will deliberate about “Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer-Strategies for Control” while as HOD and Consultant Radiation Oncology GMC Srinagar, Dr Sanaullah Kuchai and Prof and HOD Radiation Oncology SKIMS, Dr Muhammad Maqbool Lone would be the chairpersons.
Senior consultant, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital ,New Delhi, Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan, will talk about “Reconstructive options in Breast Cancer” while as Senior consultant, plastic and reconstructive surgery Dr Shabir Iqbal and HOD and consultant , General Surgery, SKIMS, Srinagar, Dr Nissar Chaudhary would be the chairpersons; Scientific officer , Cancer Genetic Clinic, Tata Memorial Hospital , Mumbai, Nina Bhatnagar will speak about “Hereditary Cancer in Women” while as Additional Professor and consultant, Medical oncology, SKIMS, Srinagar, Dr Gul Muhammad and Associate Professor ,Radiation Oncology, SKIMS , Srinagar, Dr Ashraf Teli would be the chairpersons; HOD and consultant, Fetal Medicine, Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Dr Anita Kaul will discuss “Fetal Tumors” while as former GMC principal, Prof Girija Dhar would be the Chairperson; Chairman , Medical Oncology and Haematology, Medanta, Gurgaon, Dr Ashok Vaid would discuss “Platinum Resistant Ovarian Cancer- A challenge” while as senior consultant, Medical Oncology, GMC, Ludhiana Dr JS Sekhon and Former Dean and Principal SKIMS , Medical college , Srinagar Dr Mushtaq Ahmad would be the chairpersons; Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Apollo Cancer, Institute , Indraprastha , Apollo Hospital New Delhi, Dr Vivek Gupta would discuss “Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Advanced Abdominal and Malignancies” while as HOD and Consultant, Oncology , Jammu Medical College, Jammu, Dr Ashutosh Gupta and HOD and consultant, Medical Oncology, SKIMS, Soura, Dr Sheikh Aijaz Aziz would be the chairpersons.
Senior consultant and head surgical Oncology Apollo Cancer Institute, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Dr Sameer Kaul will deliver the Syed Arshad Abbas Memorial lecture and would discuss “An approach to early breast cancer” while as Senior Physician and former GMC principal, Prof G Q Allaqaband would be the chairperson.
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