Hobby Ideas Women Achievers Show

Hobby Ideas Women Achievers Show in aid of CPAA was held on 13th April 2008 at The Leela Kempinski Mumbai. The show conceptualized by Shaina N.C. and choreographed by Hemant Trevedi saw 42 Achievers walk the ramp in support of CPAA. Some of the prominent ones being Aditi Govitrikar, Perizaad Zorabain, Manasi Joshi Roy, Gautami Kapoor, Netra Raghunathan, Sakshi Tanwar, Surveen Chawla, Naheed Cyrusi, Vidya Malvade, Nicole Dasture, Nimisha Tiwari, Afsana Ahmed Subha Saha, Pinki Dalal, Dr. Ushma Batra, Dr. Lekha Adik, Purvi Parekh, Bina Aziz and many more. Actress Waheeda Rehman was the Chief Guest, Nana Chudasama, Rashmi Thackery, Vinod Tawade were other dignitaries who graced the occasion. The Women Achievers show was in association with the title sponsor Hobby Ideas and associate sponsors - Ramniklal and Sons (jewellery), The Leela Kempinski and Dr.Batra's Positive Health Clinic.

World No Tobacco Day 2008
World No Tobacco Day is the only global event established to call attention to the impact of tobacco use on public health and reduce individual tobacco dependence. As part of the WHO theme 'Tobacco Free Youth' for this year CPAA’s first Awareness lecture on Ill Effects of Tobacco was organized at Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi on 17th April, 2008. Approximately 150 children from class IX and XI attended the lecture. They were asked to answer a questionnaire and give their comments on tobacco usage. The best three were given prizes by CPAA after which they signed on the pledge form. CPAA plans to organize more of these lectures at other schools as well.

Patient Care's Highlights for March and April 2008









Drug - Gene Cost
Important information for medical oncologists and patients receiving anti metabolite chemotherapy. Tests are now available for mutations in genes, which make the patient a high risk of developing serious toxicities from standard dosages of commonly used cancer drugs. They are available as follows:

6 Mercaptopurine - Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) - Rs 1750
5 Fluorouracil - Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase -  Rs 3000
Methotrexate - Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase - Rs 3000

To be launched in the next month:
Irinotecan - UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) - Rs 3000
Paclitaxal - Cytochrome 3A4, 3A5, 2C8 - Rs 5000
Gemcitabine and Cisplatin - RRM1, ERCC1, XRCC1 - Price not decided

For more information, contact: Mr. Sandeep Saxena (Founder & CEO) Acton Biotech (India) Pvt. Ltd. 4th Floor, Banoo Coyaji Building, KEM Hospital, Rastapeth, Pune 411011 Phone : 020 32319395 Mobile : 9371613557 or Website : www.actonbiotech.com  

Diagnostic Center at CPAA Delhi
CPAA's Delhi branch and SOS Children’s village have signed an agreement for setting up a Diagnostic center at Anangpur. This diagnostic center will be now able to reach out to the poor and needy people residing in Delhi and NCR area.

Fond Remembrance:

CPAA is grieved to announce that Mrs. Sarla Kohli, Director, Bangalore branch and member of CPAA's managing committee passed away on 13th April, 2008. Mrs. Kohli started the Delhi branch in 1980 and headed the branch until she moved to Bangalore where she once again used her endless enthusiasm and drive to start the branch there. Her single minded dedication to the cause saw many unique initiatives such as the Art Exhibition, introduction of an annual magazine covering CPAA's achievements for the year, "Cancer Care", leaflets on various kinds of cancer. 

Her initiatives were appreciated by both patients and doctors. Counselors used the leaflets to guidepatients through their treatment. She was instrumental in developing both Delhi and
Bangalore branches from scratch which helped needy cancer patients. Her charisma
ensured the support of volunteers, corporates and celebrities who joined her in this
task of making the branches grow into full fledged institutions in their own right.

Even at the last stage of her struggle against lung cancer, she was concerned about
the sufferings of other people, both patients as well as her colleagues. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and all those who interacted with her on many platforms.
Our sympathies to her daughters and son. We will always miss her. May her soul rest
in peace.

Jayshree Lilani had been with Cancer Patients Aid Association since the time the branch
office started in Pune in 1995. She worked devoutly for Cancer Patients Aid Association and her own experience of the disease helped cancer patients to come to terms with it. Although weak from the after effects of medicines she never showed she was ill. She had the inner strength and courage to raise funds for cancer patients till her last day. When she breathed her last on 6th March, Cancer Patients Aid Association lost a true friend. 

Our heart goes out to her husband and her family. We at Cancer Patients Aid Association will miss her terribly. It is unbelievable that she is no more with us.


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Smt. Panadevi Dalmia Cancer Management Centre
King George V Memorial,
Dr. E. Moses Road,
Mahalakshmi, Mumbai-11.
Tel: +91 22 2492 4000/ 8775
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Prabhadevi Industrial Estate, Gala No. 15, 1st floor, Next to Domino's Pizza,  Opp. Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai-25.
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Tel: +91 22 2412 1680

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