Tata Memorial Hospital has organised its 3rd Summer School in Oncology 2017 in collaboration with King’s college, London. At least 120 medical students from Maharashtra and other states of India are participating in the workshop.
Dr Kailash Sharma, Director of Academic, TMC, said, “The aim of this camp is to motivate medical students who are under-graduate students, post-graduate students and to increase their aptitude, knowledge and skill in the field of oncology. So that they can treat the increasing number of cancer patients across the country.”
“In urban areas cancer cases are increasing because of lifestyle changes, eating habits, tobacco use, smoking, bad hygiene and obesity. To reduce the burden of cancer we need medical experts at taluka or district level. And such free workshops can help to create more oncologists in that particular region,” said Sharma.
Three students from Pondicherry who are attending this workshop said, “Such types of workshops are really important for medical students. As cancer is really a big burden and we need to have good dedicated centres for early detection and getting trained by well-known oncologists at graduate or under-graduate level, this will help us to increase our knowledge.”
This workshop began on May 08 and will end on 19th. During the workshop, the basics about cancer, how to solve a case, how to diagnose them, and what is the best evidence based line of management of cancer will be taught to students.
Sharma also shares information about their upcoming project of establishing three cancer centres in Punjab, Visakhapatnam and Varanasi.
“Many patients come from different places at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. They have to face many difficulties, for example staying arrangement is major problem. To make easier health service should be decentralise by making available well trained medical experts in their own region,” said Sharma.