GUWAHATI, April 6 � In a significant development, the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), in collaboration with Dutch School of Gynaecologic Oncology and Pelvic Surgery of the Netherlands, will introduce a two-year fellowship programme in Gynaecologic Oncology. It will be affiliated to Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences, Assam.
The new programme will help to improve the knowledge, practice and skills of those specialists treating women with genital malignancy, to promote research into the management of these diseases and advance teaching and training about these diseases. It is also expected to strengthen preventive health care through screening and early detection of genital cancers, a press release stated.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between BBCI and Dutch School of Gynaecologic Oncology and Pelvic Surgery on April 7. As per the arrangement, expert from the Netherlands will visit BBCI twice a year to participate in the teaching and training programme. This will also provide an opportunity for short term placement of students in reputed hospitals in the Netherlands.
Peter Heintz, Chairman, Dutch School of Gynaecologic Oncology and Pelvic Surgery, will sign the MoU and deliver a keynote address on �The Need of Gynaecologic Oncology as Sub-speciality�.