Workshop on ‘Palliative Care in Geriatric Oncology’

The virtual workshop on Palliative Care in Geriatric Oncology will be held on 5th December 2020 from 2 PM to 5 PM IST Geriatric Oncology is the theme of the annual conference of Oncology Forum for the year 2020 (OFCON 2020). The virtual conference will be held from 4th to 6th December 2020. A workshop on…

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“If It Were My Mother!”

How the care you provide makes the patient and family relieved from their suffering! Not only the physical suffering; here is an experience shared by Dr. Biji M. S. of Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalasseri. Chandramathi’s (name changed) disease, Carcinoma rectum, was in an advanced stage when she first came to our Palliative clinic, a year…

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Toll-free emotional Support Helpline for Cancer patients and their families

Can-Helper A joint initiative by Tata Memorial Centre and Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune. Cancer patients and their families in Maharashtra can now dial in to Can-Helper – a first-of-its-kind toll-free helpline to provide support for fear, anxiety and stress related to cancer. This service, operated by experienced counsellors, is available on a…

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To Tell or Not to Tell

To Tell or Not to Tell: Exploring the Preferences and Attitudes of Patients and Family Caregivers on Disclosure of a Cancer-Related Diagnosis and Prognosis Cancer-related communication is a complex process and not just the mere transfer of information. It is important to understand the preferences of patients and family caregivers about disclosure of diagnosis and…

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XVlII Annual Conference on Evidence Based Management of Cancers in India

Palliative Medicine – Current Concepts and Controversies 28th February to 1st March, 2020. Pre conference workshop 27th February, 2020. Venue: Tata Memorial Centre     ORGANISING CHAIRPERSON Jayita Deodhar M A Muckaden   ORGANISING SECRETARY Arunangshu Ghoshal Anuja Damani   PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Anorexia Cachexia Syndrome Early Palliative Care in Cancer Chronic Breathlessness Syndrome Cancer Related…

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Volunteer Training Programme kickstarts in Bihar

A Certificate course for community volunteers in Palliative Care was conducted on 6th and 7th July 2019 at Mahavir Cancer Sansthan & Research Centre,Patna, under IAPC. This curriculum was inaugrated by Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar, President, IAPC. This course was coordinated by Dr. Rita Rani, Palliative care Incharge at MCSRC. Thirty candidates from different walks of…

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Cancer awareness and palliative care Sensitization Campaign

The DNipCare (Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care) held a Cancer Awareness & Palliative Care Sensitization Campaign at the St. Basil Church, Sector 3, Rohini, Delhi on 5th May 2019. Rev. Father Bineesh Babu inaugurated the Campaign. The following esteemed persons consucted the campaign: Dr. Anjana Saxena (Ex-Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare),…

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CHWs Training on Palliative care

CHWs Training on Palliative care A new initiative at Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute, Thakurpukur, Kolkata An eight weeks course has been designed for Community Health Workers with hands on training by the Palliative Care Department of Saroj Gupta Cancer Center and Research institute, Kolkata, India. The objective of the program was to…

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