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Suneeta-Krishnan
Information is Power: Detecting Breast Cancer Early
Suneeta Krishnan, PhD
Country Director
Research Triangle Institute Global India Private Limited
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Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India. Eight women die of the disease every hour. About 50% of women diagnosed with breast cancer in India die within five years of their diagnosis. High fatality rates are partly because of delayed diagnosis. And, delayed diagnosis is a result of lack of awareness of signs and symptoms, acknowledgement of the importance of seeking medical advice for signs and symptoms as well as barriers to accessing medical care…read more

Suneeta-Krishnan
Cervical Cancer Prevention
Suneeta Krishnan, PhD
Country Director
Research Triangle Institute Global India Private Limited
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One woman dies of cervical cancer every seven minutes in India. In fact, the number of 15 to 49 year old women who die of cervical cancer each year in this country is greater than the number of women dying from pregnancy-related complications (also called maternal mortality). Despite this burden, the problem of cervical cancer has received little attention in India…read more

Palliative Care
Dr. Nagesh Simha
President
Indian Association of Palliative Care
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Palliative care is needed in all conditions, which are incurable. Cancer forms an important part of this list. Sadly, 75% of cancer patients in India see their doctor for the first time, when the disease is advanced…read more