Role of pre-surgery cancer treatment discussed
DELIBERATIONS ON the role and effect of cancer treatment before surgery were held on the concluding day of a four-day ?International Integrated Meet of Cancer Societies? in Banaras Hindu University on Sunday.Updated: Sep 25, 2006 01:10 IST
DELIBERATIONS ON the role and effect of cancer treatment before surgery were held on the concluding day of a four-day ‘International Integrated Meet of Cancer Societies’ in Banaras Hindu University on Sunday.
The Surgical Oncology Department at the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS-BHU), in collaboration with the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, organised the meeting with the World Federation of Surgical Oncology Societies on ‘Evidence Based Treatment of Cancer’.
Experts from various parts of the world deliberated upon breast, head and neck, oesophageal cancer, bone and soft tissue sarcoma, carcinoid and ovarian cancer. Methods of operating on cancer were also demonstrated.
Deliberations on ‘Laparoscopic gastric mobilisation for post-cricoid cancer’ and ‘Radical nephrectomy laparoscopic partial cystectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for treatment of urachal adenocarcinoma’ were also held.
Dr Sanjeev Mishra of Lucknow dwelt on the ‘Role of neo-adjuvant treatment in solid tumours’. Dr KS Gopitnath of Bangalore spoke about breast cancer. Dr M. Ganguly of Chandigarh deliberated upon head and neck cancer, while Dr Sanjay Sharma of Mumbai made a presentation on oesophageal cancer.
Dr A Chaturvedi of Lucknow spoke about bone and soft tissue sarcoma, while Dr HB Tangaonkar of Mumbai deliberated on ovarian cancer.
Dr AK Dewan of Delhi made a presentation on colorectal cancer. Dr Sharif Maamoun of Egypt and Dr N Dorairajan were among other scientists who lectured on the occasion.
Meanwhile, head of the Surgical Oncology Department (IMS-BHU) and chairman of the organising committee of the international meeting Prof HS Shukla has been elected as president of the World Federation of Surgical Oncology Societies.
Dr Sanjeev Mishra of Lucknow and Dr Manoj Pandey of the Surgical Oncology Department (IMS-BHU) have been elected as the secretary and the editorial secretary of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO), respectively. Dr L. Sarangi of the Railway Cancer Hospital (Varanasi) has been elected the vice-president of the IASO.