Cervical and breast cancers most prevalent among women

Cervical and breast cancers most prevalent among women
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Cervical and breast cancers most prevalent among women, Cancer is one of the leading causes for death in India accounting 8 per cent of total number of deaths.

  • Global Cancer and Medicare Summit to be hosted in the city from Sept 15 to 17
  • Summit to create awareness on importance of prevention and early detection


Cancer is one of the leading causes for death in India accounting 8 per cent of total number of deaths. While cancer in the oral cavity and lungs is prominent among men, Cervical and breast cancers are most common among women in India, accounting for over 50 per cent of all cancer deaths in the country. While there were only 7,97,657 new cancer cases registered during the year 2001in India, the number is expected to reach 12,19,649 by 2016. There were 63,735 cancer cases in 2001 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the number is expected to reach 97,015 by 2016 or more. One out of four women is dying out of cervical cancer in the world belongs to India.

With a view to sensitising the public with recent advances in cancer diagnosis and therapy, OMICS Group is organising a three-day ‘Global Cancer Conference and Medicare Summit 2014’ at Madhapur, from September 15 to 17.

The conference aims at creating better awareness on importance of early diagnosis of cancer, making assessment of economic burdens to assist healthcare policy makers and inform patients about tailor made treatment in order to achieve cost effectiveness and best results, fewer side effects and overall better outcomes. Leading cancer hospitals, drug manufacturers, healthcare providers and societies fighting against cancer are collaborating with OMICS Group to conduct this event and about 2000 delegates from across the globe are expected participate in the conference.

The meeting will focus on highlighting the importance of minimal invasive surgeries, robot technology and latest therapies that are helping to get more results in cancer treatment. Every year more than 10 lakh new cases of cancer are diagnosed in India. Unfortunately, 60 per cent of them are women.

“Through this event experts plan to formulate country specific guidelines in cancer treatment rather than follow the guidelines of the western world,” informed Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli, surgical oncologist, Apollo Hospitals.

The event aims to integrate the knowledge of cancer researchers with the knowledge of clinicians and oncologists to understand, brainstorm, and comprehend the disease. The conference will provide a good range of topics, like prevention, early diagnosis, economics of cancer, for clinicians, researchers, and people related to medical field. The conference provides an important forum to secure a coordinated, multileveled global response to address the spiraling cancer epidemic.

Dr Srinubabu Gedela, managing director of OMICS Group, expressed his concern over the growing number of cancer incidents globally. Some 50-60 per cent of cancer patients are unable to complete the entire treatment cycle and are dying due to lack of awareness on cancer prevention and early detection techniques. Despite advancements in the cancer diagnosis and treatment, the number of cancer cases is on rise worldwide. While 10.1 million new cancer cases were registered in 2000, contributing to 53 per cent of global cancer cases, the number rose to 14.1 million by 2012, killing 8.2 million adults.

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