GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - Two doctors and a basic researcher of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati, will be attending the World Cancer Congress (WCC) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 1 to 4.
The World Cancer Congress is an international conference organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) every two years.
Prof Ashok Kumar Das, Dr Manigreeva Krishnatreya and Manoj Kalita, all from the BBCI, will be presenting their research papers at the WCC conference. Prof Das will present a research paper on smokeless tobacco, which is a risk factor for the high incidence of throat cancer in Assam. Dr Krishnatreya will present a paper on cancer in patients of and above 90 years. Kalita will present a paper that showed patients in late stages who completed treatment had similar survival compared to patients with early cancers.
�This is for the first time that three research papers from the institute highlighting cancer research will be presented at the WCC. Global leaders in the field of oncology attend it. Attending the conference provides doctors and researchers an opportunity to network, exchange ideas and connect with other UICC members from around the world,� Dr AC Kataki, Director of BBCI, said.