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World No Tobacco Day: On 31st May each year WHO celebrates World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Each year CPAA actively works towards this end in a number of ways. World No Tobacco Day is commemorated in the form of lectures, camps and rallies all over the country. Here are the snapshots of the events held this year.


An ENT cancer screening camp was conducted on 28th May at the Phoenix Mill premises where 273 individuals were screened. Birla Wellness, Cipla and Johnson & Johnson supported CPAA's activities by providing samples of their NRT products. Chief Guests, Designer Shaina N C and actress Sharbani Mukherjee launched CPAA's Tobacco Cessation Programme, 'QUIT TOBACCO FOR LIFE' on this occassion. This is a unique programme to help those who wish to quit tobacco habits - smoking or smokeless. To begin with, Dr. Kunal Oswal spoke to employees at Johnson & Johnson and introduced them to this programme. To know more click here.

Tobacco users who would like help to quit can contact Dr. Kunal Oswal on 24924000 or make an appointment to attend clinics at Prabhadevi on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

CPAA and MIG Cricket club co-hosted a drawing competition for children on 30th May at their club in Bandra. 125 children including some childhood cancer patients, in the age group of 5 - 15 years participated. The competition was adjudged by renowned artists Shubha Gokhale, Ruksana Pathan, Shipra Mediratta, Amrita Dalmia and Anita Goel. Singer Shibani Kashyap was the chief guest at the event.

A mega ENT cancer screening camp was organized at Naigaon Police Sankul (Complex) for police personnel and their families on 31st May. 767 healthy individuals were screened, while 237 people were advised a follow-up. The next ENT cancer screening camp was organized on 8th June at Anuraj Industries at Goregaon for the workers of Ashirwad Industrial Estate. 485 industrial workers were screened out of which more than 60% were advised a follow-up.

An early detection cancer screening camp was organized on 29th May at Siddharth Public School, Govindpuri. Residents of nearby slums availed of this facility in large numbers.

4 cancer awareness lectures were held for Junior Red Cross's students, Hamal Panchayat, construction workers of Vascon and a ladies self help group. Subsequently, 2 early detection cancer screening camps were held for 135 men of the Hamal Panchayat and Nhavare Sugar factory and 3 early detection cancer screening camps were held for 159 women of Kalasgaon, Vishrantwadi, Gandhinagar, Sanjay Park and Nhavare village. 12 women were advised mammography. A cancer awareness talk was also held for 300 women of 'Sasa - Mahila Griha Udyog', Sanaswadi.

CPAA in association with Cymroza Art Gallery inaugurated their seventh annual art exhibition 'Colours of Life' - Art Supports Life on 6th June 2011 at the gallery itself. Present, to do the honours, were chief guest Vivek Oberoi and guests of honour Shaina NC and Sharbani Mukherjee. Founder Chairman and CEO of CPAA, Mr. Y. K. Sapru announced that the proceeds from this year would go to CPAA's Childrens' Education Fund to support the education of childhood cancer patients, yet another step towards CPAA's mission of 'Total Management of Cancer'.

This collection included 139 senior and contemporary Indian artists. The range of works covered a wide spectrum of interpretations utilizing various mediums. Curator, Piali Syam carefully selected a number of outstanding pieces to cater to a wide audience of art lovers and range of budgets. Over the years this exhibition has found a place for itself in the art world and the art buyers as well as the artists look forward to the show.

This exhibition gives art lovers an opportunity to reach out to patients and help them conquer the disease. The exhibition continues online on our website. Contact us, if you are interested in purchasing any one of these splendid works. Paintings can be shipped anywhere in the world at a small additional price. You can pay for them conveniently online on our payment gateway using a credit card.

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CPAA in collaboration with Rajgarhia Dharamshala (AIIMS), New Delhi commenced yoga classes for cancer patients and their kin from 2nd June. These classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday between 3.30 - 4.30 pm. Dr. Kedarnath of Kedarnath Yoga Center, Gurgaon gives his valuable time for this noble cause.

CPAA in association with Pidilite Industries, Shaina NC and Manish Malhotra presented  'Caring with Style', a fashion show at Intercontinental-The Lalit, in Mumbai on 19th June 2011. The glamorous fashion show saw a lavish mix of celebrities from the film fraternity, prominent industrialists and achievers from different walks of life sashaying down the ramp in Shaina N C and Manish Malhotra creations. The ever gorgeous Kajol Devgan graced the occasion as Chief Guest with Nita Ambani as the guest of honour.

Some of the celebrities who walked the ramp to support CPAA were brand ambassador of our Tobacco Control activities - Vivek Oberoi, Ronit Roy, Dr Purnima Mhatre, Lilitte Dubey, Vivek Singh, Zeba Kholi, Gauri Sinh, Dr Reshma Pai, Divya Dutta, Tisca Chopra, Simone Singh, Aditi Govitrikar, Sheetal Mafatlal, Riya Sen, Vidya Malvade, Manav Gohil, Rayan Pinto, Rashmi Desai and many more. Photo Gallery

Forthcoming Events

Ghazal Khazana

Cancer Patients Aid Association along with the Parents Association Thallasemic Unit Trust (PATUT) spear-headed by noted ghazal singer Mr. Pankaj Udhas gets together the country's finest ghazal singers to present the 10th year of 'Ghazal Khazana'. It is truly a treasure of talent where a wide spectrum of artistes like Rajinder Mehta, Talat Aziz, Anup Jalota, Mitalee and Bhupinder Singh, Jaspinder Narula, Richa Sharma, Ustad Raashid Khan, Ajay and Abhijit Pohankar and Pankaj Udhas are to perform.

This 2-day concert for the cause of cancer patients and thalasemic children is dedicated this year to late Shri K L Saigal and will be held on 29th and 30th of July 2011 at The Regal Room, The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai 21. For more details contact or call 2492-4000

CPAA's Minal Parab was given an 'Appreciation Award' by the Ekata Manch in recognition of selfless and dedicated services rendered to the society through her work in Early Detection of Cancer at CPAA.

CPAA's Dr. Shubha Maudgal delivered a lecture on Psychosocial Problems Faced by Siblings of Childhood Cancer Patients to an audience of pediatric doctors at Children's Hospital of Detroit on 6th June. Thereafter, she along with CPAA's Susmita Mitra and Kavita Kulkarni attended the World Conference on Breast Cancer at Hamilton, Canada from 7th - 11th  June and presented a total of 6 papers on various breast cancer related topics.


Cancer Screening
Camps / Clinics 35
Screenings 1970
Suspected cases 833
Detected cases 1

Patient Care
Total Aid - Rs. 7,19,314
Patients Aided 401
Patients Counselled 3,136
Information/Literature 2367
Ward / room visits 1162
Ambulance service to 2306

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