On the occasion of World Cancer Day commemorated on Feb 4, 2024, we are pleased to share with you a new development in the area of Head & Neck Cancers (HNCs). HNCs account for approximately 30-40% of all cancer cases in India.
Biocon Foundation, the CSR arm of the Biocon Group has been working in the area of oral cancer for many years. Under the guidance of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Managing Trustee of Biocon Foundation, it also set up an Oral Cancer Task Force (OCTF) in 2018 with a mission to ideate, educate and engage stakeholders and thereby, effectively downstage oral cancer in India. Since then, India-specific guidelines to treat HNC patients have been developed and published. The second, edition of these guidelines was launched at the 4th edition of the OCTF Conference in 2023 and was published in the Journal of Cancer Research Statistics and Treatment, further underscoring their significance and contribution to the field.
These consensus guidelines for the Management of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC), developed under the aegis of the Oral Cancer Task Force (OCTF) supported by the Biocon Foundation, have now been recognized amongst the 13 worldwide clinical practice guidelines by Cancers, an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of oncology.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder & Managing Trustee, of Biocon Foundation, and OCTF Member, said,
"We are exceptionally proud that the Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Head and Neck Cancer developed by the Oral Cancer Task Force (OCTF) with support from the Biocon Foundation, has been recognized among the 13 worldwide clinical practice guidelines in Cancers, an international peer-reviewed journal of oncology. This acknowledgement reflects the collaborative efforts of our dedicated experts and underscores our commitment to making a positive impact on the landscape of head and neck cancer management, particularly in the context of the prevalent oral cancer cases in India.”
To know more please read the Press Release: Press Release- BioCon Foundation
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