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Breast cancer has ranked number one cancer among Indian females

Bhubaneswar30/10/19:: Breast cancer has ranked number one cancer among Indian females with age adjusted rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women. Mortality-to-incidence ratio was found to be as high as 66 in rural registries whereas as low as eight in urban registries. There are multiple reasons for late detection including lack of awareness, shyness on part of patients, social stigma, and ignorance at primary and secondary health care level. Early detection is the best choice for reducing mortality.

Odisha Regional Round Table meeting on Breast Cancer was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Bhubaneswar Chapter today at Hotel Hindustan International Bhubaneswar in association with Novartis and Government of Odisha Health department.

Naba Kishore Das, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Odisha inaugurated the Round Table in presence of Mr. Pradipta Mohanty, Vice Chairman, CII, Odisha State Council, Mr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Head Patient Advocacy, Policy and Communication Novartis, Dr Satya Agarwal, Engagement Manager IQVIA, Dr Dinesh Pendharkar, Sr. Oncologist, Advisor to Department Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha, Dr R R Satpathy, NCD Director/ Dy. Director/ HOD Community Medicine/ ESI/ Railways, Dr Anuj Tiwari, Unit Head AMRI Hospital, Bhubaneswar

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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