GUWAHATI, Sept 17 - In tune with the celebration of the World Lymphoma Day, a national symposium on �Non-Hodgkin�s Lymphoma� will be organised at Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, on September 19. This will be a joint endeavour by the Department of Medical Oncology and the Department of Pathology under the banner of the Clinical Society, BBCI.
Eminent oncologists of international and national repute from across the country are participating in the symposium. All aspects of the disease, including management of difficult cases suffering from this disease, will be discussed.
According to latest data of the National Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research, in Northeast India, the incidence of Non-Hodgkin�s Lymphoma varies from 0.1 in Tripura to 6.3 per lakh of population in Imphal in males, which is the highest in India.
In Assam, the incidence in three Population-Based Cancer Registries (viz. Kamrup Metro district, Dibrugarh and Cachar Cancer Registry) varies from 2.8 � 3 per lakh of population.
Non-Hodgkin�s Lymphoma is a disease which is largely curable. Newer diagnostic tools brought in by technology development and newer drugs including Monoclonal antibodies and newer radiotherapy techniques have contributed immensely to the survival of these patients.