Public event : Let's Talk Cancer in the North East


21 Jul 2016

Public event : Let's Talk Cancer in the North East

India’s emergence as a fast growing economy and its consequential change in lifestyle-related behaviors are partially responsible for the country’s  increasing cancer burden. This disease is among the top leading causes of  death among both rural and urban India. According to the latest National Cancer Registry Program, some of the highest incidence of cancer rates among men and women in the country were observed in Aizwal district in  Mizoram and East Khasi district in Meghalaya.

Join us for a panel discussion to hear from cancer researchers, doctors, care givers, and survivors. Get an opportunity to ask and get  your cancer-related questions answered.

Expert panel : ​Dr Preet K Dhillon, ​Cancer epidemiologist, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi​, ​Ms Patricia Mukhim (Padma Shri)​, ​Editor, Shillong Times​, ​Dr Juditha Symielieh​, ​Oncologist, Civil Hospital, Shillong​, ​Prof (Dr) P Bhattacharya, Head, Cancer Palliative Care Clinic & Registrar, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, Shillong​, ​Dr Munin N. Baruah, Managing Director, North East Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Guwahati

Come find out and discuss What are some of the common causes of cancer specific to the North East? How can we bridge the gap between the public and their access to key health information on cancer?  How can effective communication and public engagement remove the stigma attached to cancer? What kind of support is available for cancer patients during and post-cancer treatment? How can different stakeholders and, most importantly, YOU play an important role in cancer prevention? and more..

Please save the date and spread the word around. RSVP for the event here http://bit.do/cancerevent

This event is being organised by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and the Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong/Public Health Foundation of India​.
Voices for Health is an effort aimed at engaging people and communities to better understand public health and to educate them about key determinants of emergent heath issues. This initiative is planned as a series of public engagement events that will bring together biomedical researchers with policy makers, social scientists, health workers, media and other stakeholders to talk about important health issues. Each event will focus on a public health topic of contemporary interest. The series will aim to demystify science and myths, disseminate latest health research and share perspectives of experts and people. The first of the series focused on antibiotic resistance.

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Click here to see the glimpses from the event 

Coverage in the Shillong Times