Srinagar: The Department of Bioresources University of Kashmir in collaboration with Indian Cancer Society on Sunday held an online workshop on Breast Cancer Awareness.
The theme of the programme was: “Breast Cancer Care: Screen for Early Detection, Treatment, Research and Education.”
More than 300 participants from across the country joined the workshop, organised as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month commemorated in October every year.
In his message on the occasion, KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad urged that breast cancer awareness should reach the young generation so that they get educated about the risks factors, screening and early detection.
“We need to pool and share our resources, using the latest technologies for the diagnosis, treatment and awareness about breast cancer,” he said.
KU Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir inaugurated the workshop and discussed the emerging trends of cancers globally. He emphasised on awareness and early detection of breast cancer for its early treatment.
Dr Mir acknowledged the role of the Department of Bioresources in conducting workshops on emerging and important issues.
The Registrar emphasised the need to have a breast cancer screening-cum-detection centre at the University Health Centre and asked Dr Manzoor A Mir, Organising Secretary of the workshop, to work-out the modalities for the same.
Dr Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Coordinator, Department of Bioresources and organizing secretary of the webinar gave an overall scenario of breast cancer and said that everyone must work together to create a ‘national strategy’ for awareness and early detection of breast cancer.
He welcomed the participants from various institutions across the country and highlighted the teaching and research activities of the Department of Bioresources.