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NICPR signs MoU with All India Institute of Ayurveda

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A Centre of Integrative Oncology will be set up at NICPR-Noida as joint venture of Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Health Research, MoHFW for collaboration in the areas of cancer prevention, research and care

An MoU was signed between the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), an autonomous institute under Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of AYUSH. The main objective of the MoU is to set up a Centre of Integrative Oncology at NICPR-Noida as joint venture of Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Health Research, MoHFW for collaboration in the areas of cancer prevention, research and care.

The MoU was signed by Prof Abhimanyu Kumar, Director- AIIA and Prof Ravi Mehrotra, Director- NICPR in the presence of Ajit M Sharan, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, and Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research, MoHFW and Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research. This MoU would pave the way to carry forward the ongoing bilateral dialogue and facilitate collaboration with National Cancer Institute, USA.

A web portal on ‘Network for AYUSH Cancer Care (NFACC)’ developed by the AIIA was also launched by Sharan. The portal would help to collect the national data of experts, scientists, practitioners, institutes, universities located across the country and engaged in cancer care and research. An online App of NFACC has also been developed. This app will be available on the website of various AYUSH institutions which will provide a hyperlink to the main portal. In future, this portal will have collection of research papers related to cancer care, information about the facilities available for cancer care through AYUSH systems.

EP News Bureau

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