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Cancer activists attend Brisbane summit

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GUWAHATI, April 24 - The Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP), to promote prevention and collaborative studies in the Asia Pacific region, invited Dr MN Baruah, managing director, North East Cancer Hospital and its managing trustee Kandarpa Saikia to attend the Cancer Leaders Summit the 8th APOCP general assembly in Brisbane, Australia on April 15. Cary Adams, CEO, UICC, Hai-Rim Shin, coordinator, NCD WHO/WPRO, Sanchia Aranda, CCA and president elect, UICC, Helen Zorbas, CEO, Cancer Australia, Chris Wild, director, IARC, Saunthari Somasundaram, head National Cancer Society Malaysia, Freddie Bray, head of Cancer Surveillance, IARC, Tom Calma, Chancellor, University of Canberra were the keynote speakers. The assembly provided opportunities for expert researchers to exchange mutual information for cancer prevention, to promote collaborative studies on cancer epidemiology and prevention, and to facilitate the implementation of active programmes for cancer prevention. In an interactive panel discussion, delegates opined there views on various cancer issues where Dr Baruah highlighted the burden of head and neck cancer of North-east India. Kandarpa Saikia, a writer and social worker, was appreciated for his article �Cancer and Poverty: the dual tragedy� published in The Assam Tribune last year apart from his other writings on cancer.

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Cancer activists attend Brisbane summit

GUWAHATI, April 24 - The Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP), to promote prevention and collaborative studies in the Asia Pacific region, invited Dr MN Baruah, managing director, North East Cancer Hospital and its managing trustee Kandarpa Saikia to attend the Cancer Leaders Summit the 8th APOCP general assembly in Brisbane, Australia on April 15. Cary Adams, CEO, UICC, Hai-Rim Shin, coordinator, NCD WHO/WPRO, Sanchia Aranda, CCA and president elect, UICC, Helen Zorbas, CEO, Cancer Australia, Chris Wild, director, IARC, Saunthari Somasundaram, head National Cancer Society Malaysia, Freddie Bray, head of Cancer Surveillance, IARC, Tom Calma, Chancellor, University of Canberra were the keynote speakers. The assembly provided opportunities for expert researchers to exchange mutual information for cancer prevention, to promote collaborative studies on cancer epidemiology and prevention, and to facilitate the implementation of active programmes for cancer prevention. In an interactive panel discussion, delegates opined there views on various cancer issues where Dr Baruah highlighted the burden of head and neck cancer of North-east India. Kandarpa Saikia, a writer and social worker, was appreciated for his article �Cancer and Poverty: the dual tragedy� published in The Assam Tribune last year apart from his other writings on cancer.

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