Highlights of the Conference

Thank you for being part of 1st Conference on Environmental and Occupational Determinants of Cancer: Intervention for Primary Prevention in JLN Auditorium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi on 26-27th May, 2018 as an educational series of National Cancer Institute, AIIMS, Delhi. This conference witnessed the participation of all stakeholders working on this issue starting from NGOs, Media, Doctors, Oncologists, Bureaucracy with participation of all concerned Ministries of Government of India.

This is a new beginning for most common concern for everyone. now a days i.e. Environment, Pollution and its hazards. We thank you again and hope to work together in future






Organising Team


Dear All,

Cancer is leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, accounting for 14.2 million cases per year and 8.2 million deaths. In recent years, cancer has been resurging due to a variety of reasons it includes physical and chemical carcinogens, ultraviolet and ionizing radiations, Infectious agents and unhealthy diet and lifestyle.

The environment affects the growth and development of the person’s behaviour, body and mind. There has been a rapid increase of pollution and WHO has now marked it as a carcinogens. There are many claims regarding association of environmental and occupational factors with cancer and few of them have a proven now. There has been a rapid increase in cancer incidence worldwide and environmental factors like tobacco smoke, pollution, bacteria and virus of various kinds have been one of the leading causes of increased cancer incidence.

Department of Preventive Oncology, Dr. BR Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi was started with a vision idea to promote basic and clinic research in the field of clinical oncology and other related specialties/super-specialities. We organize conferences, workshops and other means of continuing medical education to assist in acquisition of knowledge skills and dissemination of information regarding new and relevant advances in the field of Clinical Oncology, and related specialties. We also organize various educational and awareness program for cancer control and prevention for general public.

As pollution and other environment and occupational are important factor in cancer but not much discussion has taken place to address this issue. Understanding the importance of this subject in current scenario, we are organising "First Conference on Environmental and Occupational Determinants of Cancer: Interventions for Primary Prevention" as a part of NCI-India educational series on 26-27th May, 2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, AIIMS Delhi in partnership with ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

We believe that this will give you a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge, latest update. This will be of great importance for participants to collaborate with AIIMS-Delhi in their future endeavour. We strongly believe that your support will not only lend a powerful expression, but would also amplify the awareness to screen, detect and cure (SDC), at early stages and save millions of lives across the geography of India.


Dr GK Rath
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Chief,Dr BR Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital Head, NCI-India, AIIMS, Delhi

Foyer, JLN Auditorium

Welcome Address

  • Dr. G.K. Rath


  • Dr. D N Sharma
  • Haresh KP
  • Subhash Gupta
S.No Topic Speaker
1 Radiological Anatomy Dr Ritesh Kumar
2 Simulation Protocols Dr Ajeet Gandhi
3 OAR Delineation Dr Shikha Goyal

Tea Break


  • Dr. D N Sharma
  • Haresh KP
  • Subhash Gupta
S.No Topic Speaker
1 Nodal volume delineation in GYN malignancies Dr Ajeet Gandhi
2 Primary Target volume delineation in Cervical Cancer Dr Ritesh Kumar
3 Target Volume delineation in Image Based Brachy in Cervix Dr Ajeet Gandhi
4 Brachytherapy for Challenging cases Dr D N Sharma



  • Dr. D N Sharma
  • Haresh KP
  • Subhash Gupta
S.No Topic Speaker
1 Dr Subhas Pandit Dr Ajeet Gandhi
2 Target Volume delineation in Carcinoma Vulva Dr Shikha Goyal

Interaction with Participants


  • Dr. D N Sharma


  • Dr. Wineeta Melgandi
  • Dr. Ravi Kanodia

Dr. Ramalingaswamy Board Room, AIIMS, New Delhi

Video Session 1: Surgery for Cancer Cervix

S.No Topic Speaker
1 Laparoscopic Approach Dr. Alka Kriplani
2 Open surgery Dr Sunesh Kumar
3 Radical Vaginal Hysterectomy Dr. Juhi Bharti


  • Dr. Abha Singh
  • Dr. Sunesh Kumar

Video Session 2: Surgery for Endometrial cancer

S.No Topic Speaker
1 Open surgery Dr. Jyoti Meena

Video Session 3: Surgery for Ca Ovary

S.No Topic Speaker
1 Primary Debulking Surgery Dr.Deepika Gupta
2 Surgery for a Young Patient Dr.Jayshree
Dr. Sunesh Kumar
3 HIPEC Dr. M D Ray


Video Session 4: Surgery for Vulval Cancer

S.No Topic Speaker
1 Radical Vulvectony Dr.Seema Singhal
2 Sentinal LN Biopsy Dr.Jyoti Meena


  • Dr. Deepika Gupta
  • Dr.Jayashree Natarajan

Dept. of Biochemistry, AIIMS, New Delhi

Basics in Translational Oncology

  • Dr Chandra Prakash Prasad

Instrumentation in Molecular Oncology

  • Dr Debraj Singh Thoudam

PCR and its variants in diagnosis and prognosis of Gynaecological Cancers

  • Dr Subhradip Karmakar


In vitro tissue culture as a model System in gynaecological cancers.

  • Dr Mayank Singh

Studying protein expression and molecular events in gynaecological cancers.

  • Dr Ashok Sharma

Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Dr. BRAIRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi

Basic of palliative care

  • Dr Sushma Bhatnagar

Palliative care need in Gynecological cancers

  • Dr Sachidanand Jee Bharti

Cancer Pain management

  • Dr Vinod Kumar


Symptom management in Gynaecological Malignancies

S.No Topic Speaker
1 Bowel obstruction, Recurrent Ascitis, Nausea & Vomiting, Constipation Dr Nishkarsh Gupta
2 Vaginal Bleeding, Obstructive Uropathy, Lymphedema, DVT Dr.Rakesh Garg
3 End of life care and Ethical issues Dr Seema Mishra

Workshop Station

  • Medications
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Stoma & Wound Care
  • Role of Physiotherapy

Quiz Master’s

  • Dr. Prashanth G
  • Dr. Yousra Izzuddeen
  • Dr. Srikanth Anne

Quiz prizes

  • Ist Prize 30000
  • 2nd Prize 20000
  • 3rd Prize: 10000
Each team: 3 members (One from each radiation oncology/Medical Oncology/Surgical Oncology )

Top 5 teams selection based on multiple choice questions (30 mins)

  • 20 Multiple choice questions will be asked. To answer these MCQ’s 15 mins will be allotted
  • Every correct answer shall be given 2 points and wrong answer shall have a negative marking of 1 point
  • If multiple teams tie, selection will be based on order of registration for quiz.

Round 1 : Audio visual round (15-20 mins)

  • Direct answer: 20 Points
  • Wrong answer : - 10 Points
  • On passing, first on buzzer gets chance.
  • Correct answer: 10 Points
  • Wrong answer: -5 Points

Round 2: Evidence based round (15-20 min)

  • In this round two questions would be asked to each team
  • Correct answer :10 Points
  • Wrong answer: -5 Points
  • No passing in this round

Round 3 : Connection point (20-25 min)

  • Each team would be given an array of different pictures you need to connect these different pictures.
  • Correct answer: 20 Points
  • Wrong answer : No Points
  • On passing, first on buzzer gets chance
  • Correct answer: 10 Points
  • Wrong answer : No Points

Round 4: Rapid fire (15 min)

  • Each team will be asked a set of ten questions each. They have to answer within 120 seconds.
  • Correct answer: 4 Points
  • Wrong answer : No Points
  • Tie breaker Round in case of a tie. QUIZ master’s decision to be final.
  • These rounds are subject to change.

Abhishek Shankar

Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Oncology, DBRAIRCH, AIIMS

Aftab Ali Ahmad

Consultant, Dept of Surgical Oncology, NECHRI, Guwahati & Assistant Professor, Dept of Surgery, GMC, Guwahati

Ajay Narain

Secretary General, The Cancer Foundation, Rotary Inernation District, 3011

AK Dubey

Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt of India

AL Ramanathan

Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU

Alok Thakar

Professor, otorhinolaryngology, AIIMS, Delhi

Anil Suri

National Institute of Immunology, Delhi

Anil D’ Cruz

Professor, Department of Head & Neck Oncology & Director, TMH, Mumbai

Anil K Gupta

HOD, Planning & Policy, NIDM, Delhi

Anil Kumar Jain

Additional Secretary, MoEFCC, Govt of India

Arun Kumar Mehta

Additional Secretary, MoEFCC, Govt of India

Aruna Turaka

Medical Director, Paramount Oncology Group, TOG, USA

Ashish Mittal

CEO, Occupational Health & Safety Management Consultancy Services, Delhi

Atul Batra

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, DRBRAIRCH, AIIMS, Delhi

Balram Bhargava

Secretary, Department of Heath Research, MoHFW, GoI and Director General, ICMR, Govt of India

BC Das

Chairman & HG Khorana Chair Professor, AIMMSCR, Amity University, Noida

Bivas Biswas

Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata

Chander Mohan

Head of Scientific Divisions, DST, GoI

Chandra Bhushan

Deputy DG, CSE, Delhi


Member, NEC, Ministry DoNER, GOI

CK Mishra

Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt of India

Deepak Abrol

Consultant, Department of Radation Oncology, GMC, Jammu

Devesh Srivastava

Additional DGP (special CP) Delhi Police

DS Rawat

Chief, Medical Services, ONGC

Gagan Saini

Principal Consultant, Radiation Oncology, Max Super Specialty Hospital


Joint Secretary, MoHFW, GoI

GK Rath

Professor, Radiation Oncology, Chief, BRAIRCH & Head, NCI-India, AIIMS, Delhi

Harit Chaturvedi

Director, Max Cancer Centre, Delhi

Harsh Mahajan

Founder and Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging, Delhi

Jitendra Kumar Sinha

Joint Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, GoI

Jugal Kishore

Professor & Head, Community Medicine, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi

Kameshwar Prasad

Head Neurology and Chief, Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi

Karan Madan

Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, AIIMS, Delhi


Director- Professor and Head, Department of Radiotherapy, MAMC, Delhi

Kumar Rahul

Secretary-cum-Director, Department of Mines and Geology and Secretary, Department of Home, Govt of Punjab

Manish Singhal

Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, Apollo Hospital, Delhi

Manisha Koirala

Actress & Social Activist

Manoj Kumar Gangeya

Director, MoEFCC and Member, POP Review Committee, Stockholm Convention

Mayank Aggarwal

Environmental Journalist

MN Baruah

Director and Chief Consultant, Head and Neck Oncology, NECHRI, Guwahati

Munish Gairola

Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, RGCIRC, Delhi

Nand Kumar

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, Delhi

Naveen Verma

Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India

Navneet kumar Dhamija

Deputy Commissioner, Training, MoHFW, Government of India

Navneet Singh

Additional Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine & Sleep Disorders, PGI, Chandigarh

Neha Batham

Journalist, Aaj Tak

Nidhi Jamwal

Environmental Journalist

Pallavi Jain Govil

Health Commissioner, Govt of Madhya Pradesh

PK Julka

Senior Director, Oncology Day Care Center, Max Hospiatl, Saket


Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, DRBRAIRCH, AIIMS, Delhi

Promila Gupta


Raajiv Yaduvanshi

Secretary (Health & FW), Government of Delhi


Additional Chief Medical Director (HFW) and Joint Food Safety Commissioner, Northern Railway, New Delhi

Ram Muivah

Secretary, NEC, Ministry of DoNER, GoI

Ravi Chaudhary

District Governer 2017-18, Rotary International District, 3011

Ritesh Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, BRAIRCH, AIIMS, Delhi

RS Dhaliwal

Scientist G & Head, Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India

Ruchir Bhandari

Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology, Manipal Hospital, Jaipur

Sachidanand Jee Bharti

Associate Professor of Oncoanaesthesiology & Palliative Medicine, AIIMS , New Delhi

Sachin Khurana

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, DRBRAIRCH, AIIMS, Delhi

Samir Kumar Sinha

Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Assam

Sandip Sen


Sanjay Kumar

PCCF, Govt of Jharkhand

Sanjay Kumar

Principal Secretary, Department of Health, Govt of Bihar

Sanjay Srivastava

State Election Commissioner, Delhi

Santanu Chaudhuri

Chairman Oncology Nayati Medicity Mathura

Satyendra Pratap Singh

Assistant Editor, Times of India

Shyam Kishor Shrivastava

Professor & HOD, Radiation Oncology, TMH, Mumbai

SK Rasania

Director, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, LHMC, Delhi

SN Pradhan

Joint Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, GoI

SS Yadav

Administrator, UT Administration ogf Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Sundeep Sarain

Scientist 'G', DBT, GoI

Supriya Mallick

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Institute - India, AIIMS, Delhi

Susheel Bahuguna

Environmental Journalist, NDTV India

Sweta Singh

Journalist, Aaj Tak

Tanuja Nesari

Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Delhi

Tanvir Kaur

Scientist 'F', Indian Council of Mecial Research

Tarun Durga

Consultant, Department of Clinical Oncology, Southend & Basil Don Unioversity Hospital, NHS Trust, Uk

Tejinder Kataria

Chairperson, Department of Radiation Oncology (Division), Medanta, The Medicity, Gurugram

TK Joshi

Advisor, Environmental Health, MoEFCC, GoI

Tulika Seth

Professor, Department of Clinical Haematology, AIIMS, Delhi

UC Ojha

Director, Institute of Occupational Health and Environment Research, ESIC Hospitall, Delhi

Veerendra Mishra

Executive Director- NYKS, Director- NSS

Vibha Varshney

Associate Editor, Down to Earth, CSE, New Delhi

Vineet Talwar

Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, RGCIRC, Delhi

YK Gupta

Professor and Former Head, Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, Delhi

09.00-11.15 Session 1 : Environmental Determinants of Cancer

    Time Topic Speaker
    09:00AM - 10:00 AM REGISTRATION
    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM LECTURE - Environmental Interventions for Prevention of Cancer Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM PANEL DISCUSSION Ms. Vibha Varshney, Mr. Anil Kumar Jain, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Dr. Promila Gupta, Dr. GK Rath, Dr. Anil Suri,Dr. Sundeep Sarin
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Tea Break

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM SESSION 2: Highest incidence of cancer in North Eastern Region of India - Environmental correlation

    Time Topic Speaker
    11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Abhishek Shankar, Mr. CK Das,
    Mr. Naveen Verma,Ms. Gayatri Mishra,
    Dr. GK Rath, Dr. MN Baruah

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM Session III: Environmental Determinants of Cancer. Summarizing The Scientific Evidence, Key Policy Options And Environmental Interventions

    Time Topic Speaker
    12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Environmental determinants of cancer.
    Summarizing the scientific evidence
    Dr. Anil D’Cruz
    12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Factors triggering cancer prevention measures and barriers Dr. Abhishek Shankar
    12:45 PM - 01:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Mr. Chandra Bhushan, Dr. Anil K Gupta,
    Dr. BC Das, Mr. Sandip Sen,
    Dr. Ritesh Kumar, Dr. Ritesh Kumar
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch

02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Session IV: Environmental And Occupational Health Policies For Primary Prevention of Cancer

    Time Topic Speaker
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Tarun Durga, Dr. UC Ojha, Dr. Ashish Mittal,
    Mr. Kumar Rahul, Dr. Gagan Saini,
    Dr. Aruna Turaka
    02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Ms. Pallavi Jain Govil, Mr. Sanjay Kumar,
    Dr. Navneet Kumar Dhamija, Mr. SS Yadav,
    Dr. SK Shrivastava, Dr. Kameshwar Prasad,
    Dr. Tanuja Nesari

03:15 PM - 04:15 PM Session V: Interventions Targeting Individual Behavioural Change

    Time Topic Speaker
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Alok Thakar, Mr. Devesh Srivastava, Dr. Tanvir Kaur,
    Dr. Anil D’Cruz, Mr. Satyendra Pratap Singh,
    Dr. Tulika Seth
    03:45 PM - 04:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Tulika Seth, Mrs. Pallavi Jain Govil,
    Ms. Nidhi Jamwal, Dr. Munish Goirala,
    Mr. Ajay Narain, Dr. Atul Batra,
    Dr. Tanuja Nesari

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM A Survivor Success story by Ms. Manisha Koirala

04:45 PM - 05:15 PM Cancer Facts and Myths: An Expert Panel (Ms. Manisha Koirala and Dr. GK Rath)

05:15 PM Onwards TEA BREAK

10:00AM - 11:00AMSession VI: Models For Prevention With Uncertain Risks or Diverse Public Risk Perceptions

    Time Topic Speaker
    10:00AM - 10:15AM Learning example on outdoor and indoor air pollution and cancer (including second- hand smoke). Dr. Manish Singhal
    10:15AM - 11:00AM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. TK Joshi, Mr. Raajiv Yaduvanshi
    , Dr. Deepak Abrol, Dr. AL Ramanathan,
    Dr. Karan Madan, Mr. Rajiv Kumar Jain
11.00-11.30 Tea break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Session VII: Review of Major Gaps And Ways Forward on Knowledge of Environmental And Occupational Determinants of Cancer And Interventions For Primary Prevention of Cancer

    Time Topic Speaker
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Manish Singhal, Mr. Sanjay Srivastava,
    Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Dr. Veerendra Mishra,
    Dr. Santanu Chaudhuri, Mr. Manoj Kumar Gangeya,

11.30-12.45 Session VIII: Summarizing The Scientific Evidence Key Policy Options And Environmental Interventions

    Time Topic Speaker
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Mr. Rajiv Kumar Jain, Mr. SN Pradhan,
    Mr. Mayank Agarwal, Dr. RS Dhaliwal,
    Dr. Kishore Singh, Dr. Navneet Singh
    12:30 PM - 01.00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Implementation In Resource - Limited Countries Dr. Supriya Mallick, Dr. Nand Kumar,
    Dr. Chander Mohan, Mr. Ravi Choudhary,
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Dr. Ruchir Bhandari
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM Session IX: Highest incidence of cancer in North Eastern Region of India – Intervention and key policy option

    Time Topic Speaker
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Abhishek Shankar, Dr. GK Rath,
    Mr. Samir Kumar Sinha, Mr. Ram Muivah,
    Dr. DS Rawat, Dr. Aftab Ali Ahmed,
    Mr. Jitendra Kumar Sinha

02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Session X: Lung Cancer- Is it an Environmental Disaster : Missing link in India

    Time Topic Speaker
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Bivas Biswas, Dr. Navneet Singh,
    Dr. PK Julka, Dr. Tejinder Kataria,
    Dr. SK Rasania, Dr. Prabhat Singh Malik
    03:00 PM - 03:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Dr. Vineet Talwar, Dr. Harsh Mahajan,
    Dr. Sachidanand Bharati, Dr. YK Gupta,
    Dr. Sachin Khurana, Dr. Tarun Durga

03:45 PM - 04:30 PM Session XI: Increasing social, Health and Environmental awareness to promote strategies for primary prevention of cancer

    Time Topic Speaker
    03:45 PM - 04:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION Ms. Sweta Singh, Dr. AK Dubey,
    Mr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Mr. Sushil Bahuguna,
    Ms. Sujata Prasad,Dr. GK Rath,
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Ms. Manisha Koirala
    04:30 PM - 04:45 PM FINAL PLENARY SESSION Ms. Sweta Singh, Dr. AK Dubey,
    Mr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Mr. Sushil Bahuguna,
    Ms. Sujata Prasad,Dr. GK Rath,
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Ms. Manisha Koirala
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM Valedictory Function 05:00 PM- Onwards TEA BREAK