Department of Radiation Oncology SKIMS granted PBCR

Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)

SRINAGAR — Department of Radiation Oncology SKIMS has been granted Project of Population Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) funded by ICMR which will help at large scale to establish cancer incidence in the valley.

This is in addition to existing Hospital Based Cancer Registry (HBCR), affiliated to National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP), Bangalore and data pertaining to all cancer patients since 2011 has been transferred online to NCRP, a statement issued here reads.

Director SKIMS, Dr. Omar Javed Shah said that availability of cancer facilities is our major focus area. The ICMR funded population based registry will be useful in establishing cancer incidence and the Department of Radiation Oncology will make optimum use of the project and the data generated will go in a long way to help researchers and oncologists at national and international level.

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HOD Radiation Oncology Dr. Mohammad Maqbool Lone and Principal Investigator of the project said that the project by ICMR is the first of its kind in Kashmir Valley.

“The State of J&K is witnessing unprecedented increase of cancer and this Population Based Cancer Registry in-addition to Hospital Registry will give a fair idea of cancer incidence,” he added.

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