Prof Tayyaba Hasan visits AMU on National Cancer Institute, Massachusetts funded project
Aligarh, March 21: Professor Tayyaba Hasan, renowned cancer scientist associated with the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, United States of America recently visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) of Aligarh Muslim University on a National Cancer Institute, Massachusetts funded project on American Government?s thrust on Global Medicine.
Prof Hasan was accompanied by JNMC academics, Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui and Prof S Abrar Hasan.
The four million US $ projected, which also been partially funded by leading Indian Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd will introduce a new technology, which is low cost and battery powered device to cure the oral cancer patients. The treatment, specifically is for the patients from the lower economic strata.
On the occasion, Prof Hasan pointed out that the main reason to implement this project in AMU?s J N Medical College and Hospital was that since it is a government hospital, it caters patients from the lower income groups for whom it is not easy to afford expensive hospitals in the Indian metropolitans.
Talking on the causes of Oral Cancer, Prof S Abrar Hasan said that Oral Cancer is caused by tobacco and alcohol use specifically because of cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, or the use of both tobacco and alcohol together. He also pointed out that using tobacco with alcohol poses a much greater risk than using either substance alone.
Meanwhile, Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui said that AMU?s JNMC Departments of Radio diagnosis, Pathology and ENT will be working hands-in-hands for the implementation of the project. He further pointed out that Prof Ibney Ahmad, Prof S C Sharma, Prof Bilal Ahmad, Dr Shaista Siddiqui, Dr Kafil Ahmad and Dr Shakir Khan will be instrumental in treating patients under this project.
On their AMU visit, the team led by Prof Hasan met the AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Veteran) to discuss the purpose of their visit.
Later, the team organised a medical camp in the Jamalpur area of Aligarh, in which resident doctors from JNMC volunteered. The camp had Dr Collin as the patron. During the camp, mock and actual treatments were also carried out.
Dr Stephen Bonn, associated with the University College, London; who was a part of the team delivered two lectures on photodynamic therapy at the Dr Z A Dental College, AMU and the Department of Surgery, JNMC.
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