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Kolkata to host Global Uro-Oncology Congress in November


News Desk, News Nation 360: Prostate cancer appears to be a growing problem among males in India. In 2016, the number of cases reported in the country was 37,416, which shot up to 41,532 in 2020. By 2025, the number of patients with prostate cancer is expected to be around 47,000, almost three per cent of the total cancer population (as per the prostate cancer draft document prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research in 2022). Globally, November is designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. With that in mind, the Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata, along with Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, will host the Global Uro Oncology Congress in Kolkata on November 24 and 25. The Uro-Onco section of the Urological Society of India (USI) and SAARC Association of Urology are the knowledge partners of the event, powered by Guy’s Cancer Academy, London. Members of the European Association of Urology (EAU), the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) and faculty members from the US will attend the conference. The programme is designed to focus on Uro-cancer management, as it is common knowledge by now that cancers of the kidney, bladder and prostate are on the rise. The Uro-oncology section of the USI has taken up the challenge to create a cancer-free India. The Global Uro Oncology Congress, 2023, will include - 1. A Scientific Conference, with live surgery demonstrations, tumour boards, consensus statement generation, panel discussions, debates, deliberations and didactic lectures. 2. A Residents’ Education Programme designed for trainees in Urology, with hands-on training in laparoscopy, publication training and genetic workshop. Training sessions will be organised for nurses and paramedical staff involved in the care of patients with cancers of the kidney, bladder and prostate. 3. A select group of cancer survivors will speak about their experience to stress the need for early screening, among other factors, that can help us fight the disease. 4. We propose to honour those whose dedication to the cause has helped us reach this level with Lifetime Achievement Awards. They are the Captains of the Urology Fraternity, who will be honoured for their contribution towards training and development of a treatment protocol for uro-cancer. The Global Uro Oncology Congress hopes to achieve these twin successes for a healthier and cancer-free world.

Report : Anustup Kundu

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