Posts made in 2016


The council of dads

A test that finds 3x more breast tumors, and why it's not available to you

The best gift I ever survived

Fighting cancer with dance

Can we eat to starve cancer?

A new strategy in the war on cancer

The potential of regenerative medicine

Meet the future of cancer research

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Collaboration with NCI

Collaboration with NCI
March 4, 2016

Cancer Institute and the Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA, will collaborate on research, following a memorandum of understating signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama last June.

According to NCI’s Director Edward Trimble that NCI is looking at learning from the institute’s experiences in implementing training for healthcare workers in early detection and screening.

The institute is currently developing an Elisa test which would provide more specificity in identifying pre-cancerous lesions. With the results being provided within a few hours, the patient would also undergo further treatment if necessary immediately.

Dr. Shanta expressed “Many of the personalised care (procedures) reach only five per cent of the population. But in a country with limited resources we need procedures that can reach a large population.”

Let us hope that the collaboration between Cancer Institute and NCI results in new innovations in prevention of cancer.

Read the full story in The Hindu.

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Sivakamiyin Sabatham

Sivakamiyin Sabatham
February 27, 2016

Cañada College Theater
4200 Farm Hill Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94061 [ Map ]
CIF hosted a fundraising Tamil play of the epic novel Sivakamiyin Sabatham by Amarar Kalki.

The play was staged by Abirami Fine Arts. It was a huge production with 40+ actors, live music, dance & fight sequences, and colorful costumes & props. The grand production brought ancient Pallava-Chalukya period of Tamil Nadu to life on stage!

The event was a great success and was extremely well received. We have received many positive feedback about the program.

Please checkout the promotional materials, synopsis of Sivakamiyin Sabatham, and photos from the show.

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World Cancer Day 2016

World Cancer Day 2016
February 2, 2016

February 4, 2016 is World Cancer Day. A truly global event taking place every year, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.

World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer.

For more information on World Cancer Day, please visit Watch 2016 World Cancer Day video.

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Padma Vibhushan to Dr. Shanta

Padma Vibhushan to Dr. Shanta
January 27, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Shanta for being chosen for Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian award for the year 2016. Reacting to the government’s decision to confer the award on her, Dr Shanta told Times of India: “I am thankful to those who have chosen me for this award. However, I am not too excited. What I and the institute need is more support from the government.” This shows how humble and selfless she is and how she always thinks about only the hospital and her patients.

Please watch her interview in Puthiya Thalaimurai and Thanthi TV channels.

Dr. Shanta has also received Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards in the past.


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