“The Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed between Anjali Nadir Bhat, Principal GMC Kathua and Prashant Mathur, Principal Investigator and Director, HBCR, ICMR-NCDIR Bengaluru,” an official said here today.
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He said, “Deepak Abrol, Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology has been nominated as Principal Investigator from the Institute, while Vidhu Mahajan Assistant Professor Pathology will be the Co-Investigator.”
“The broad and overall objective of the project is to sustain and develop a National Research Database on Cancer and its risk factors through recent advances in electronic information technology with a National Collaborative Network, so as to undertake etiological, epidemiological, clinical and Control research in these areas,” he added.
Official further said that the data collected enables to estimate Cancer incidence, mortality, trends , burden, clinical management, outcome and survival.
“The project was being initiated at GMC Kathua to know about the profile and pattern of patients attending the hospital, describe clinical treatment and outcome parameters and contribute to respective PBCR in India under ICMR- NCDIR-NCRP,” he added.
“Yashpal Sharma, Director Coordinator New GMCs congratulated the team involved in coordinating with ICMR–NCDIR and asked them to carry on with Evidence and Research based approach towards patients. Surinder Atri, HOD Pathology; Chitra Vashnavi, Medical Superintendent and Bikram Dutt, CAO provided all Logistics to kick start the Registry project in Hospital, official added.