Welcome to ISCO India
Things change, when we choose to change them. Waiting for things to happen would not beget any change. And I would like to present you an opportunity to be a part of a radical change that would bring a new lease of life to many who are yet not aware that they are headed down the wrong corridor unknowingly, unsuspectingly.
NCI-India has been envisaged by the Government of India as an Institute of National importance which will look after cancer research and formulation of modern therapy for cancer patients in India. This state of the art translational cancer research centre will have more than 700 beds and more than 3000 employees working in a campus of 50 acres. The NCI will start functioning in July, 2018. We have started collaboration with national and international institutes of excellence for promoting translational and clinical research in different India centric cancers. We have also started educational series on updates in management of different cancers as an initiative of NCI, India. In order to take this initiative forward, we plan to organize at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
I would like to draw your attention to a grave cause which has been plaguing India and many other Low and Middle Income Countries - Cancer. In fact, there is gradual yet consistent increase in the incidence of cancer the world over. The present cancer burden is quite alarming globally and India. What is more alarming is that this figure is going to increase 50% by the year 2020 as predicted by World Health Organization.
We solicit your support for the conference and look forward to welcome you to New Delhi.