The 41st Annual International Conference of the Indian Association for Cancer Research was organized by Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Noida, Noida. The theme of this conference was Biology for Medicine to Combat Cancer Drug Resistance. The program was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Robert A. Weinberg, Cancer Research Whitehead Institute, USA. During the programme, Professor Dr. Robert A. Weinbug was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (online medium). Ashok Kumar Chauhan, Founder President of Amity Education Group was present on this occasion.
Cancer can be controlled if the root cause is detected
Professor Dr Robert A Weinbug said that young people love to work with complex biological problems and one of them is cancer cells. He said that while working on cancer for so many years, he has come to know that to control cancer it is necessary to understand its root cause and if the root cause of cancer is understood then it can be controlled. Advance treatment is possible only from the root cause. Even though great advances have been made in medicine, there are still many issues that must be addressed to improve cancer therapy.
Professor Neeta Singh
Vaccination important in the prevention of cervical cancer
New Delhi: Nita Singh, a former professor in the Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, cited the example of Kerala, where 6 women per 100,000 suffer from cervical cancer because they have not been vaccinated. The government has effectively started the vaccination campaign for the age group of 9-22 years in Kerala but families especially women are not coming forward for vaccination.
50% of cancer can be reduced by controlling the environment
Cancer, one of the most serious diseases in India, is rapidly spreading due to various environmental exposures and poor lifestyle habits, said the founder of National Science, NIBMG, Kolkata, Kalyani. Fortunately, smoking has reduced significantly in India but tobacco use is still common, especially in rural areas, which causes oral cancer. Oral cancer, gall bladder cancer and cervical cancer are very prevalent in India. 50% of cancer can be reduced by controlling the environment while remaining 50% needs to be researched.