Paras Healthcare plans to reach lakhs of cancer patients

Paras Healthcare plans to reach lakhs of cancer patients in smaller towns and nearby rural pockets and the hinterland, hitherto un-served or underserved segments

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New Delhi: “Paras Healthcare plans to reach lakhs of cancer patients in smaller towns and nearby rural pockets and the hinterland, hitherto un-served or underserved segments”, said Dr Dharminder Nagar, MD, Paras Healthcare at Paras Cancer Conclave 2021. Paras Cancer Conclave 2021 was organized from 19 -21 March 2021 the theme of which was – ‘Redefining the Cancer Care for the Next Decade’ by Paras Cancer Centres – Patna, Panchkula and Gurgaon.
Over 7000 delegates, including oncologists and primary care physicians of all disciplines, from various reputed national and international institutions in USA, Europe, Nepal, Bangladesh, UAE, Russia, Kenya, Nigeria participated in the virtual event. There were 40 hours of sessions spread over three days where expert Oncologists and Cancer Care specialists delivered lectures on a series of topics. In addition to the recent advances, there was launch of a newly approved combination therapy (Ramicirumab and Erlotinib) in EGFR mutated lung cancer, and discussion on recently launched treatments in stage 4 breast cancers.
Dr Dharminder Nagar, MD, Paras Healthcare said, “In the midst of a world-wide pandemic that we are all still grappling with, no one needs to be particularly reminded of the sheer fear and dread that cancer triggers in each one of us. With the cancer burden in the country expected to rise by 12% within the next four years, it is time that we give the disease the due respect and focus that it demands. And so, with the motto of Heal with Hope, Paras Healthcare has taken it upon itself to not only ‘wrestle this dreaded disease down’ but to heal while offering real hope to millions of current or potential cancer patients both in India and across the world. Being mindful of bridging the healthcare access gap between big metros and smaller towns, by virtue of the location of these Centres, we want to reach lakhs of cancer patients in smaller towns and nearby rural pockets and the hinterland, hitherto un-served or underserved segments.”
The International virtual meet was headed by Dr (Col) R Ranga Rao, Chairman, Paras Cancer Centre, Paras Hospitals and Dr Dharminder Nagar, MD, Paras Healthcare.
Dr (Col) R Ranga Rao, Chairman, Paras Cancer Centre, Paras Hospitals said, “In the post-pandemic world the burden of cancer care has increased significantly. There is a new challenge for Oncologists, Cancer Specialists and hospitals to meet the demand post lockdown. The Paras Cancer Conclave will focus on the present, emerging and future trends of cancer care practices across the world. ”