It is a privilege to have been invited as Chief Guest to the First International Oncology Conference by RACE, ISCA & MICRD. In India, more then 8 lac new cancer cases are detected every year, while the doctor – patient ratio remains extremely low 1: 2000 only. Race-dr-huzaifa Citi wise cancer incidence remains highest in Delhi followed by Mumbai. RACE to rein-in-cancer was registered in 2012 and is working from Gandhinagar, Mumbai and Delhi. The team of RACE is dedicated to spread message about use of Organics, Importance of Early Detection and Healthy Lifestyle. Wockhardt Foundation would be happy to extend support to RACE in their endeavors. I wish the organizers great success in their First International Oncology Conference.
In the health sector, a drastic change will occur in the pattern of the disease in the
future. The communicable disease covering 62% and non-communicable disease
covering 28% at present will get reversed. The time has come when we have to be more
focused on the speciality practice. A change in the life style is also an important factor if
we want to bring a change in the existing scenario. If we talk about the disease cancer
burden, we have almost dealing with the 3/4th of the total number in compare to the
The use of tobacco and its product, use of fertilizer in the large scale, use of pesticide in agriculture ¬eld and use of oregano-phosphorous compounds are the major causes that making the scenario bad to worse. At present, we have 12lakhs new cases of cancer every year and the ¬gure will be doubled in the coming decades. The huge burden of the cancer patients will not change unless we don't put our best e orts on the awareness, education, prevention and early detection. Now, the time has come that we should rede¬ne the new targets.
It is a matter of great pride for RACE to be organizing its First International Oncology
Conference within just five years of its inception. RACE is privileged to have got the
support of Sir Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, eminent doctors and members of the International
Advisory Committee. It is also a great honor for us to hold this conference jointly with
ISCA and MICRD. This conference is an amalgamation of latest developments in Science
& Technology for Cancer Treatment and Cancer Care Awareness by Non-Profit
Organizations at National & International levels.
This conference would benefit medical fraternity, general public, NGOs, cancer patients
and survivors. I extend warm wecome to all our speakers and delegates!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee I am honored and delighted to welcome the
Faculty Members, Delegates and Guests to the First International Oncology Conference
of RACE to rein-in-cancer. This conference has been organized in collaboration with
ISCA (Delhi Chapter) and MICRD. The aim of the conference is to have successful and
meaningful technical sessions, that may genuinely help the persons most affected by
cancer and eradicate the myths related to this disease. I request delegates to get the
best out of the platform created for interaction at National and International levels by
RACE - It is the race of humanity against many affected to save them from losing their
lives.It is a crusade to educate those unsuspecting victims of this illness and survive,
thus saving their lives. RACE - it is a race to reach those already suffering from cancer, to
provide them all kinds of support coming out of the psychological shock and for
subsequent survival. This conference has been organized in collaboration with
The upcoming International Conference is designed to create such awareness not
only among the patients, but the whole society. Wish RACE a success in their maiden
endeavour and crusade against cancer.
Cancer is not contagious but my fighting spirit is !
Rising incidence of cancer is a cause of concern for all of us. The genuine aim of RACE
to rein-in-cancer is to spread awareness about cancer and its treatment and to remove
the stigma attached to it. Cancer is curable if detected early and lots of advancements
occurred over decade to improve outcome even in advanced stages. We can conquer
cancer by our sincere commitment, holistic approach and team work.
Dr Harmala is the Founder-President of Cancer Care India (CACI), a network of cancer
support groups which seeks to provide a nationwide platform for cancer advocacy and
awareness. She has participated in many conferences and workshops around the world
where she has shared her vision and expertise as a social entrepreneur, cancer volunteer
and support person. Harmala is on the governing board of the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer
Institute in Delhi. She is a fellow of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in
Geneva and has been on the Executive Committee of the Indian Association of Palliative
Care (IAPC). She is a cancer survivor and social activist who has pioneered cancer
support services in India. In 1996, she along with Ruth Wooldridge, a nurse from the
U.K., initiated a 3 month pilot project in collaboration with the cancer hospital in the All
India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, to bring palliative care to the
homes of six patients with terminal cancer. This was the beginning of CanSupport’s
home-based palliative care programme.
Professor P K Banik is the Vice Chancellor of AKS University, Satna since June 2015. He
was the Creator Vice-Chancellor of Adamas University, Kolkata during 2014-15 and
Director General of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat during 2010-14.
Professor Banik was the Director of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar
(Assam) during 2005 - 2008. He has travelled widely across the globe including USA, UK,
Australia, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Poland, Italy,
Switzerland, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Singapore. He is the recipient of ‘CAREER
AWARD’ from University Grants Commission in 1993, ‘LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’
from the Indian Mining and Engineering Journal in 2011 and “100 MOST INFLUENTIAL
VICE CHANCELLORS” by the Global Education Conference at Mumbai in 2016.
Dr Ali is a pioneer of Integrated Healthcare, blending conventional and traditional
medicines. He runs his clinic in central London and has clinical spas in Oman, Delhi,
Mexico etc. He also has a charity clinic in The Himalayas. He has written 8 books on his
methods of healing, has done research in his rehab technique in 2 UK hospitals, taught
7 batches of doctors in his techniques, writes health columns, speaks at international
Dr. Srivastava outstanding achievements are diverse and varied based on his extensive
experience and background in the medical practice. He has served on senior posts with
NHS, for last 40 years in U.K. In recognition of the pioneer and dedicated ‘Pallitive Care
Services’ (Cancer related), he has been honoured with the “ Member of the Order of the
British Empire” MBE by Her Majesty the Queen of the Great Britain. He strongly feels that
‘Death with Dignity’ is in fact the philosophy of Palliative care.
He runs his clinic in central London and has clinical spas in Oman, Delhi,
Dr. Srivastava has also been honoured with the ‘Videsh Samman” by the High Commissioner of India at London ‘for contributing to the Enhancement of human welfare and Indo-British
understanding’. He is the Patron, Trustee, Advisor and Member of many charitable
organizations in India, UK and USA. “Service above Self ” is the principle of his life and
pleasure of life is ‘Love for all.’ Consultant Public Health Medicine (Retd.) Honorary
Advisor- Cancer Care India.
Ranjit, a breast cancer survivor since 1998, obtained a basic quali¬cation in
Physiotherapy and a Master of Science degree in Community Disability Studies
(University College London, UK) in 1996. She was the President of Breast Cancer Welfare
Association Malaysia (2002-11). Ranjit received the 2004 Outstanding UICC Volunteer
Award and the Terese Lasser Award conferred by Reach To Recovery International in
2011. Her article on Cancer - ‘My Personal Account’ was published in The Lancet, Issue
no. 9472, May 14th 2005.
Ms Rosemary Kelly is a Laughing Lymphercise Instructor and Trainer. Her program is one
of the first to incorporate gentle movement and laughter for recovery. She has been
teaching cancer survivors about Lymphedema risk, prevention and management for
over 16 years through classes, workshops, articles and conference presentations in
Canada, the USA, England, France and India.
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