Multimodal Cancer Treatments reached a new high in the four-day Indian Cancer Congress 2013 held for the first time in India, New Delhi. Indian Cancer Congress 2013 boasted of holding discussions of various cancers with experts from various fields on the same platform. This was done with the hope that practices of oncology will adopt the multimodal approach as standard of care. The specially designed round table meetings brought foreign delegates and Indian experts together to help find answers to "India - specific cancers" and their outcomes for example, Gall bladed cancer, cervical cancer and head and neck cancers.
Dr.Harit Chaturvedi, Organizing Secretary, Indian Cancer Congress said "Indian Cancer Congress 2013 will act as a catalyst of true integration of clinical and research innovations. With a large input from world leaders in cancer care, we are certain this is going to inspire the new generation towards taking oncology to an international level".
One of the other achievements of this conference has been judged by the collaboration of the various cancer related technologies that were displayed in the Congress. New companies demonstrated how new technology molecular and immunopathology can potentially change the landscape of cancer diagnosis and strategies for treatment. The conference, for the first time, demonstrated technology on the forefront with molecular imaging that is likely to change oncology imaging in the future. In the field of radiation, a new technology giving radiotherapy which is affordable, faster, convenient and with less radiation dose while improving effectiveness and accuracy, was uncovered.
A very proud achievement for the Indian science community at large was submission of more than 1900 scientific papers and more than 150 awards given to young budding scientists in the field of cancer medicine.
"The pace of change has changed in Medicine and oncology is the perfect example of it. Today such meetings help in exchange of ideas and give new directions for future growth. Every question raised, every poster or a thought shared by a young doctor has the potential to give birth to a new concept and give this super specialty it's future direction", expressed Dr (Prof) G K Rath, Organizing Chairman, INDIAN CANCER CONGRESS 2013.