Oral Cancer Data for Cancer Genome Project to be Provided by India

by Rajshri on  February 25, 2010 at 8:47 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
 Oral Cancer Data for Cancer Genome Project to be Provided by India
India's contribution to the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) project will be to provide data on oral cancer. This is because oral cancers number about 30 per cent of cancers found in males in the country.

"The comprehensive information could provide molecular targets for the drug discovery programmes and help in designing molecular medicine," said Dr.Rita Mulherkar, the President of the Indian Association of Cancer Research (IACR). "We have already started collecting surgical tissues and bio-specimens in the Bio-repository at ACTREC."

The cancer genome project will help find biomakrkers for various cancers and thus help in early diagnosis and treatment of the same. The ten members of the ICGC include Australia, Canada, China, France, European Commission, India, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States.

Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like