Training Programme: UICC Asia-Pacific Cancer Society Training Grants
are offered by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and the
Cancer Council Australia to develop cancer control capacity in the
Asia-Pacific region. The grants provide selected fellows with a unique
training and development experience and by providing the hosting cancer
societies the opportunity to contribute to cancer control in the
Asia-Pacific region. This year CPAA's Pradnya Phatak was selected for
this fellowship to study at the Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane,
Australia from 7th to 11th April under the supervision of Ms. Lisa
Bridges in order to facilitate the transfer of technologies, techniques
and skills needed to better serve the cancer research activities,
treatment and care of cancer patients in both the countries.
being one of the host societies, also offers this program. This year
Osman Gani Mansur, Children Leukemia Assistance & Support Services,
Bangladesh; Shusmita Hossain Khan, Eminence and Technical Coordinator,
at Eminence Associates for Social Development, Bangladesh; Rudra Lal
Kadariya, Cancer Council Nepal and Kishore Kumar Pradhananga, Cancer
Prevention, Control & Research Dept. BPK Memorial Cancer Hospital,
Nepal, were chosen for this fellowship to study at CPAA, Mumbai from
21st to 25th April under the supervision of Ms. Anita Peter.
detection: CPAA runs a diagnostic clinic and pathology lab at
Naigaon, Mumbai and a state-of-the-art Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
based Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) DNA laboratory at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.
Free cancer screening clinics are conducted at Naigaon on Tuesday
between 2 - 3.30 pm for all walk-ins and on Wednesdays between 2 - 3.30
pm for Insurance Policy check up. On-site camps at subsidised rates are
conducted in Mumbai, New Delhi , Pune and throughout India. The Naigaon
clinic also offers sonography, mammography, x-ray and other ancillary
investigations at subsidised rates. The Well Mens' Clinic and Well
Womens' Clinic is a free awareness and cancer diagnostic and follow-up
program run for men and women from the lower economic strata. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Psycho-Oncology Volunteers Training workshop: CPAA was invited to
conduct a Psycho-Oncology Volunteers Training workshop by Krishna Cancer
Aid Association at Daman. This program was organized in association with
the local Lioness club for their members, from 10 - 12 April.
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for further information.
Open Forum: An open forum program on cancer was held on 28th
March 2014 at for the employees of Mahindra Tractors. This program was
sponsored by Sanofi India Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Sanjay Dudhat (Onco-surgeon -
Balabhai Nanavati Hospital), Dr. R Gopal (Fortis-Sanofi India Ltd),
Ushakiran Sisodia (Dietician-Nanavati Hospital), Sanjay Mone (Actor &
writer), Neeta More (Executive Director-CPAA), Suvrata Gharge (Manager-
Employees Relations and Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Tractors) were
the speakers on the panel, while Neela Ravindra anchored the program.
BEST Sewree invited CPAA to conduct an open forum program on cancer on
30th April 2014 for their employees. Mukund Ambre (Chief Deputy Engineer
- BEST), Dr. Sanjay Dudhat (Onco-surgeon - Balabhai Nanavati Hospital),
Dr. C. J. Joshi (General surgeon), Neeta More (Executive Director-CPAA),
Varsha Usgaonkar (Actress), Aishwarya Narkar (Actress) and Avinash
Narkar (Actor) were the speakers on the panel. The show was ably
compeered by Vijay Suryavanshi.
Women's Day: The 2nd Anniversary of Breast Cancer Support Group
initiated by CPAA at AIIMS was organized to mark the International
Women's Day. This was the 13th meeting of the group in past two years.
There was an interactive session held between prominent oncologists of
AIIMS and patients/survivors. Prof. P K Julka, Dean & Head of Radio
therapy, Prof. Seenu, Prof. Rajinder Parshad, Prof Neerja Bhatla and
Asst. Prof Anita Dhar had taken time out of their busy schedules and
interacted with participants to address their health issues. This was
followed by an entertainment session filled with songs, dance and games.
It was extremely therapeutic and helped the participants forget their
anxieties & stress. There were total 200 participants and the event was
sponsored by Smile Group.
Self Defense workshop: CPAA, Delhi in collaboration with Aakaar &
New India Mission organized a self defense workshop for the benefit of
female cancer survivors and their female attendants on 9th April, 2014.
The workshop was divided in two sections. The discussion gave emphasis
on how to prevent crime situations by giving realistic examples. The
most powerful message conveyed to the participants was that in the
inevitable circumstances, self protection is of paramount importance
rather than being passive. In the second half participants were taught
some basic techniques to protect themselves physically and mentally.
Theatre Workshop: A summer theatre workshop was organized for
childhood cancer patients on 29th May at Rajgharia Dharamshala. It was
This was an educative yet entertaining afternoon where theatre games and
basic performance techniques were taught. There were around 30
participants and each child was encouraged to participate in this
International Women's Day: The Marriott Courtyard celebrated
International Womens' Day with CPAA's Pune team on 6th March 2014. The
General Manager of the hotel highly appreciated the work being done by
CPAA at the High tea evening.
On 8th March 2014 Ivy Studio hosted 30 women patients at their
International Women's Day celebrations. Identity Events headed by Mr.
Kochari organized this fun filled afternoon. Vicky and his group
entertained the audience with their performances on popular songs.
Mementos were distributed to all present. Both these events were held on
the initiative of Ms. Mita Banerjee, Writer Founder Team Miracle.
12th March was observed as 'No Smoking Day' at the Inorbit Mall. Dr.
Nikita Mittal a dance therapist entertained the patients while also
using dance as a medium of relaxation for them. Several smokers present
were moved by the event and pledge to try to stop smoking. A cake was
cut by all the patients and the tea and snacks provided were enjoyed by