Smt. Panadevi Dalmia Cancer Management Centre
King George V Memorial,
Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai-11.
Tel: +91 22 24924000 / 8775
Fax: +91 22 24973599
Suman Ramesh Tulsiani Diagnostic & Rehabilitation Centre
Prabhadevi Industrial Estate, Gala No. 15, 1st floor, Next to Domino's
Pizza, Opp. Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai-25
Tel:+91 22 24383296 /
Lila Kishanchand Shahani
Clinical Diagnostic Centre:
1st Floor, Naigaon Municipal Maternity
Hospital, Dahivalkar Road, Opp. BDD Chawl No. 6&7, Next to Police
Grounds, Naigaon, Mumbai-14.
Tel: +91 22 24121680
H/1572, Chittaranjan Park,
New Delhi - 110 019
Tel: +91 11 2627 0470 /
8, Uttam Tower, Above Nene Hospital, Nagar Road,
Pune - 411 006
Tel: +91 20 3950 0350
Fax: +91 20 2669 6636
Chidambaram Gardens, 117 Sterling road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600034
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CPAA website is
www.cancer.org.in : In
line with nomenclature used by major NGOs worldwide, Cancer Patients
Aid Association's website has now been renamed
www.cancer.org.in . You can
access the website using both addresses for the present.
World No Tobacco Day
2009: First held in 1988 and observed annually on 31st May, World No
Tobacco Day is a global event established to call attention to the
effect of tobacco use on public health and to help reduce individual
tobacco-dependence. The theme ‘Tobacco Health Warnings’ this year
focuses on encouraging governments to adopt pictorial health warnings on
tobacco product packs for maximal effectiveness. The series of events
organised by CPAA to observe this day were:
23rd May 2009:
A press conference, to announce the friendly cricket match to be
played between film stars and CPAA panel doctors, with the support
of WHO and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, was held at
the The Taj Lands End. The panelists were Mr. P S Pasricha (Ex-DGP
Maharashtra), Mr. S J Habayeb (WHO-Representative to India), Mr.
Shailendra Singh (Jt. MD-Percept Limited), Mr. Y. K. Sapru (Founder
Chairman-CPAA) and film personalities Sohail Khan, Milind Soman,
Aftab Shivdasani, Bappi Lahiri and Anuj Saxena. Also present at this
event were cricketer Vinod Kambli and film stars Arjan Bajwa, Neetu
Chandra, Raima Sen and Bakhtiyar Irani to pledge their support to
In tandem with the theme CPAA had also organised a competition for
Advertising agencies to design a tobacco product pack with an
appropriate and effective pictorial warning. 10 of the best agencies
in the country participated out of which the top 4 viz, Mccann
Erickson, Water Consulting, Network Advertising and O & M showcased
their work at the press conference. The afternoon concluded with the
distribution of artificial voice boxes to poor & needy cancer
25th May 2009:
The doctors & film stars arrived in full force at the Mumbai Police
Gymkhana grounds, ready for the clash, in stunning green & blue
outfits designed & provided especially for the event by Globus
Stores. The Chief Guests of the evening Ex-DGP P S Pasricha, Mr. K.
L. Prasad (Jt Commissioner of Police - Law & Order – Maharashtra)
and Ms. Vineet Gill (National Professional Officer-Tobacco Free
Initiative-WHO) inaugurated the match by releasing bunches of
balloons with anti-tobacco messages. Captain, Dr. Nitin Salian won
the toss & put Sohail Khan’s team to field. More than 1,500 people
thronged the Gymkhana grounds to watch their favourite stars in
action. While the film stars made a formidable 224, the doctors put
up a strong fight and scored a total of 143. Seasoned commentators
Mr. Milind Wagle & Mr. S. Kishor along-with funnyman Javed Jaffery
gave the audience much more than just ball-by-ball commentary. Govinda,
Nagma, Udita Goswami, Tanaaz Irani & Shweta Pandit came to cheer the
teams. The film stars team of Sohail Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Suniel
Shetty, Aashish Chaudhary, Arjan Bajwa, Aftab Shivdasani, Chetan
Hansraj, Cyrus Broacha, Bakhtiyar Irani, Anuj Saxena, Vatsal Sheth,
Shailendra Singh and Sajid Wajid defeated the doctors team of Dr.
Nitin Salian, Dr. Aly Irani, Dr. Sanjay Desai, Dr. Sanjeev Gandhi,
Dr. Pratap Raut, Dr. Rishikesh Pandya, Dr. Dilip Galvankar,
Dr. Adil Chagla, Dr. Devendra Chowkar, Dr. Anil Singhal, Dr.
Kamlakar Dandekar, Dr. Muffazal Ladkawala, Dr. Arshis Daruwala, Dr.
Mandar Nadkarni, Dr. Sachin Almel and Mr. Vinod Kambli.
27th May 2009:
An ENT checkup camp for the Indian Navy officers was held at the
Dockyard. 235 civilians and naval officers underwent ENT cancer
screening at this camp.
29th of May 2009:
CPAA Delhi branch celebrated World No Tobacco day at the India
International Centre, Lodi Road in collaboration with Aureate
Healthcare. 8 year old Ishita performed the ‘Sarawati-Vandana’ after
the inaugural lamp-lighting. This was followed by a presentation on
the ill-effects of tobacco by Padamshree Dr. Viad (Artemis Hospital
Gurgaon) and Dr. Sajeela Maini (Tobacco Cessation expert-Sir Ganga
Ram Hospital). The Sa Re Ga Ma Pa-singing sensation, Diwakar
enthralled the audience with some foot tapping numbers along-side
pop star Vipin Aneja.
31st May 2009: An essay, skit, slogan and photography competition
in English, Hindi and Marathi on the theme ‘Tobacco Health Warnings’
was conducted for youngsters at K C College. The event was supported
by the Rotract clubs of Bombay Hills South, K C College, Hinduja
College, Mumbai & Ghatkopar; Kodak India Pvt Ltd, Rotary Clubs of
Mumbai Queen’s Necklace and Bombay Pier, Siyaram Silk Mills Limited,
Unity Charitable Trust, Mr. Chetan Surti & Mr. Ashok Kothari. Dr. C J
Joshi, Ms. Shobha John and Mr. Sudharak Olwe were the judges for the
competition while, Ms. Nagma, Ms. Dolly Thakore and Ms. Aarti Chabria
were the Chief Guests.
May 2009 -
Four awareness talks and three
detection camps were held during the month of May by the Pune branch
for the students of junior Red Cross, staff of Pune Municipal
Transport, Pune Municipal Safai Kamgar and Katraj Dairy. The
awareness talks were attended by 560 people, while 285 males were
screened for oral cancer at the detection camps.
Cancer Patients Support Group: As a part of its monthly outings for
pediatric cancer patients 14 children were taken to the Golden Swan Club
at Thane through the efforts of CPAA's Susmita Mitra and Mallika
Narayanan. Over three days, the children enjoyed cycling, carrom, table
tennis, swimming and boating. A variety programme was organised in which
the teams ‘Abhishek Bachchan’ and ‘John Abraham’ battled it out in a
most un-Dostana way. Well known artists, Shubha Gokhale and Rukhsana
Pathan, took the time to visit to teach them painting techniques. Aditi Dandekar from Camlin donated
painting kits. On the last day, the children formed three teams - Sun,
Moon and Star and put together a competitive programme of skits, music
and dance. The children kept a daily diary which revealed how much they
enjoyed the friendship of other children. They also learnt that they
could take care of themselves independent of their parents, while their
parents realised that they could start allowing their child to
experience a normal childhood.
Awareness Lecture in
Kolkata: Susmita Mitra traveled to Kolkata to give a well
attended awareness lecture for a women's group in Bengali.
15th UICC Reach to
Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference: Mr. Y K
Sapru - CPAA's Founder Chairman, Mrs. Rekha Sapru - Joint Secretary and
Dr. Indu Nair (volunteer) attended the Reach to recovery conference in
Brisbane, Australia. Mr. Sapru spoke about ‘Challenges in Fundraising by
an Indian NGO’, while Indu covered Affordable Drug Initiative for Breast
Cancer Patients in India.
Donation of Toys:
Toys worth thousands of rupees were donated by Pina and Yogesh Mathuria
in memory of Bhavana Mathuria to children at the Kharghar center.
Colours of Life –
Affordable Art for Affordable Drugs: Annual Art Exhibition and Sale
of Paintings (22nd June - 31st July) at Cymroza Art Gallery: CPAA is
having its fifth Annual Art Exhibition and Sale at the Cymroza Art
Gallery. The show was
inaugurated by Mr. Nana Chudasama, Ms Lillete Dubey and Ms Shaina NC.
The evening was well attended by artists, art connoisseurs and buyers.
The proceeds from the sale during this exhibition will go towards
treatment of childhood cancer patients.
Click here to view the collection online
to purchase or further queries.
Program: On 10th June 2009, the Prevention and Early detection team was
invited by Saifee Ambulance Society to Galiakot, Rajasthan for a cancer
screening camp for Bohari-muslim women. A team of 25 doctors, technicians
and staff screened 3000 women who came from the interiors of several villages of
Rajasthan. 50% of them were advised follow-up thereafter.
PATIENT CARE REPORT: MAY & JUNE 2009
|TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS COUNSELED
|TOTAL NO. OF PALLIATIVE PATIENTS COUNSELED
|INFORMATION / LITERATURES PROVIDED
|WARD / ROOM VISITS
|TOTAL NO. OF AMBULANCE SERVICES PROVIDED
TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT ON 479 PATIENTS - RS. 5,97,73
unearthed at the Oberoi, Mumbai: In the dramatic interiors of The
Regal Room, the most talented Ghazal singers of this decade will perform
together on a single stage to raise funds for the treatment and rehabilitation of
cancer and thalassemia patients through the NGOs CPAA and PATUT
respectively. This fund-raising concert is the brain-child of Ghazal
Maestro, CPAA patron and President of PATUT, Shri. Pankaj Udhas and has
been a resounding success since its inception a decade ago. 'Khazana'
will feature a multitude of talent such as Rajender Mehta, Mitalee &
Bhupinder Singh, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain,
Penaz Masani, Pt. Abhijit Pohankar, Prof. Rita Ganguly, Ms. Srabooni
Chaudhari, Pankaj Udhas and new artists like Raavi More and Neha
Chimmalgi. This year will see them pay a tribute to renowned music
director Late Shri Madan Mohan on the occasion of his 85th birth
cards priced at Rs. 2,500/- are available at Rhythm House, Rampart Row
Bldg, Mumbai GPO (Fort), Mumbai -1. For further details contact: (022) 22842835.