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Dibrugarh doctor to be awarded by CRFI

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, May 23 - The Cancer Research Foundation, India (CRFI) has announced the awardees for the RK Barkotoky Best Research Paper Award in Oncology for 2016. It will be awarded to Dr Bhaskar Jyoti Saikia from Dibrugarh, an e-mail received here stated.

Dr.Saikia and his colleagues did an exhaustive research on finding the risk of lung cancer in the population of North East (NE) India. The incidence rates of lung cancer in the NE States like Manipur and Mizoram are higher, and in Assam, the incidence is rising.

Lung cancer is one of the leading cancers amongst males of our population. The team of researchers examined the association of certain genetic polymorphisms and their interaction with household exposure to wood combustion, tobacco smoking, inhalation of cooking oil fumes and betel quid chewing.

Their finding suggested that exposure to these were associated with an increased risk in the development of lung cancer in the population of North East India. It was a collaborative study by the Regional Medical Research Centre under the Indian Council of Medical Research, Dibrugarh with Population-based Cancer Registries of Mizoram and Manipur.

The study was a case-control one involving 272 lung cancer patients, and over 500 healthy controls participated in the study. According to the Chairman of CRFI and Director of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute Dr.Amal Chandra Kataki, this type of research paves the way for lung cancer prevention and control in our population. The study was published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.

The award will be presented at the annual meeting of CRFI, which will be held on June 6 next at Guwahati. On the same occasion, certificates of appreciation will be handed over to the researchers from Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Shri Shankardeva Nethralaya and International Hospital from Guwahati, and to a researcher from Dibrugarh University for promoting cancer research in this part of the country.

The award has been instituted by Dr.Amal Chandra Kataki in recognition of his teacher Professor (Dr) RK Barkotoky, who was the Professor and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Assam Medical College and Hospital. Professor (Dr). Barkotoky was the first doctor from North East India to receive MRCOG from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, the e-mail added.

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Dibrugarh doctor to be awarded by CRFI

GUWAHATI, May 23 - The Cancer Research Foundation, India (CRFI) has announced the awardees for the RK Barkotoky Best Research Paper Award in Oncology for 2016. It will be awarded to Dr Bhaskar Jyoti Saikia from Dibrugarh, an e-mail received here stated.

Dr.Saikia and his colleagues did an exhaustive research on finding the risk of lung cancer in the population of North East (NE) India. The incidence rates of lung cancer in the NE States like Manipur and Mizoram are higher, and in Assam, the incidence is rising.

Lung cancer is one of the leading cancers amongst males of our population. The team of researchers examined the association of certain genetic polymorphisms and their interaction with household exposure to wood combustion, tobacco smoking, inhalation of cooking oil fumes and betel quid chewing.

Their finding suggested that exposure to these were associated with an increased risk in the development of lung cancer in the population of North East India. It was a collaborative study by the Regional Medical Research Centre under the Indian Council of Medical Research, Dibrugarh with Population-based Cancer Registries of Mizoram and Manipur.

The study was a case-control one involving 272 lung cancer patients, and over 500 healthy controls participated in the study. According to the Chairman of CRFI and Director of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute Dr.Amal Chandra Kataki, this type of research paves the way for lung cancer prevention and control in our population. The study was published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.

The award will be presented at the annual meeting of CRFI, which will be held on June 6 next at Guwahati. On the same occasion, certificates of appreciation will be handed over to the researchers from Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Shri Shankardeva Nethralaya and International Hospital from Guwahati, and to a researcher from Dibrugarh University for promoting cancer research in this part of the country.

The award has been instituted by Dr.Amal Chandra Kataki in recognition of his teacher Professor (Dr) RK Barkotoky, who was the Professor and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Assam Medical College and Hospital. Professor (Dr). Barkotoky was the first doctor from North East India to receive MRCOG from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, the e-mail added.