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Scientific Symposium “Frontiers in Epidemiology”

Welcome Note


Dear Friends,

Centre for Cancer Epidemiology (CCE) is the new centre established by Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, one of the premier tertiary cancer treatment and research centres in South Asia. The CCE is built on around 60,000 sq feet area with facilities for data storage, high speed servers, high throughput technologies and cold storage of biological samples including automated biobanks for storage of 3 million biological samples. The CCE has the following major goals:

* Build a program to identify cancer burden, cancer causation and cancer prevention strategies
* Build a platform to conduct large scale cutting-edge epidemiological studies with precise exposure assessment
* Partner with universities and other organizations within India and internationally to foster leading edge collaborative science

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to “Scientific Symposium: Frontiers in Epidemiology” to commemorate the inaugural function for CCE. This progress towards building a dedicated centre for Cancer Epidemiology, a first in India and one of the few globally, is important given the increasing burden of cancer in India and South East Asian countries, with populations that have heterogeneous lifestyles and diverse genetic ancestries.

This scientific symposium will feature a galaxy of scientists speaking upon various topics ranging from cancer burden, risk factors, population genetics, biomarker assessment, and their role in prevention. Sir Richard Peto, leading epidemiologist and statistician will deliver the prestigious conference oration. Dr. Christopher Wild, Director IARC; Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director, ICMR, and more than 25 others key world scientific leaders will deliberate their views on the current status and future directions in cancer research over two days of the symposium on carefully chosen themes in the form of lectures and debate. We are sure that the symposium will be an academic feast and would appeal to all scientists, clinicians and health care professional involved in the research and treatment of cancer.

We encourage participants to register and present their work in the form of posters. The US-NCI is partnering with us to organize this symposium. We look forward to seeing you in large numbers.

Kind regards ,
Yours sincerely,

Dr. R. Badwe
Director TMC

Dr. Rajesh Dikshit
Prof. & Incharge CCE



Key Speakers



1. Sir Richard Peto

University of Oxford, UK


The Conference Oration


2. Christopher Wild

Director IARC, France


Measuring the exposome : Fresh impetus to understanding the environmental determinants of cancer


3. Soumya Swaminathan

Director General ICMR, India


Research pirorities for cancer and other NCDs in India


4. Rajendra Badwe

Director, TMC, India


The Burden of Cancer in India


5. Freddie Bray

Head Cancer Surveillance Section IARC, France


Global Cancer Burden


6. Paolo Boffetta

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA


Risk Factors for Cancer and NCDs


7. Valerie Beral

University of Oxford,UK


Million Woman Cohort Study


8. Amy Berrington

Radiation Epidemiology Branch, NCI, USA


New NCI Cohort, Overview of Radiation and Cancer


9. Nilanjan Chatterjee

Johns Hopkins University, USA


Common genetic variants and risk of cancer


10. Zhengming Chen

University of Oxford, UK


Kadoorie Biobank


11. Anil Chaturvedi

NCI, USA


Early detection and screening of Oral Cancer


12. Rajesh Dikshit

Centre for Cancer Epidemiology TMC, INDIA


Present Status and future vision for CCE


13. Laura Beane Freeman

NCI, USA


Environmental Risk Factors for Cancer


14. Prakash Gupta

Director of Healis - Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, India


Tobacco/Alcohol and risk of NCDs


15. Matti Hakama

Finnish Cancer Registry, Finland


Cervical Cancer Screening

 

16. David Hunter

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, USA


Population-based genetics studies of cancer-what have we learned so far ?


17. Prabhat Jha

Director CGHR, Canada


Global and Indian burden of NCD


18. Qing Lan

NCI, USA


Exposure Measurement-Indoor and Outdoor Pollution


19. Sarah Lewington

University of Oxford, UK


Building up resources for Epidemiological Research


20. Ravi Mehrotra

Director, NICPR, Noida, INDIA


Primary and secondary prevention in India


21. Nathaniel Rothman

Head of Molecular Studies, NCI, USA


Indoor air pollution and risk of Cancer


22. Preetha Rajaraman

NCI, USA


Building up International Collaboration


23. Caroline Relton

University of Bristol, UK


Whole epigenome and its role in understanding disease mechanisms


24. George Smith

University of Bristol, UK


Mendelian Randamization


25. Simon Sheard

University of Oxford, UK


UK Bio-bank


26. R. Sankaranarayan

IARC, France


Cancer Screening in low middle income countries


27. Roel Vermeulen

Utrecht University, Netherlands


Exposure Assessment


28. Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio

Karolinska Institute, Sweden


Risk factors for Cancer and NCDs


29. Zhaoming Wang

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA


Population genetics - Beyond GWAS - functional studies



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