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Cancer Task Force Recommends Guidelines for Cancer care

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (UNI) Biocon Foundation today launched the Oral Cancer Task Force to mark World Cancer Day, with an expert committee comprising leading oncologists from all over India.
Speaking on the occasion, the Convenor of the Task Force and Founder and Managing Trustee of Biocon Foundation, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, “Given that a third of oral cancer cases in the world are reported in India, it is a huge opportunity for India to be at the forefront, both in the areas of policy-making and therapeutic innovation, according to a release here on Monday.
"We should not be restricted to the low end of the spectrum but go beyond, to research in epidemiology, genetics and all that goes with diagnosis and treatment. We should aspire to achieve the best outcomes for head and neck cancer with new discoveries coming out of translational research, technologies and approaches like bio-specific antibodies and checkpoint inhibitors to drive the best possible treatment. Our aim should be to move from cancer care to cancer cure”, she added.
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