Ideas Women Achievers Show
Hobby Ideas Women
Achievers Show in aid of CPAA was held on 13th April 2008 at The Leela
Kempinski Mumbai. The show conceptualized by Shaina N.C. and choreographed
by Hemant Trevedi saw 42 Achievers walk the ramp in support of CPAA. Some
of the prominent ones being Aditi Govitrikar, Perizaad Zorabain, Manasi
Joshi Roy, Gautami Kapoor, Netra Raghunathan, Sakshi Tanwar, Surveen
Chawla, Naheed Cyrusi, Vidya Malvade, Nicole Dasture, Nimisha
Tiwari, Afsana Ahmed Subha Saha, Pinki Dalal, Dr. Ushma Batra, Dr. Lekha Adik, Purvi
Parekh, Bina Aziz and
many more. Actress Waheeda Rehman was the Chief Guest, Nana Chudasama, Rashmi Thackery, Vinod
Tawade were other dignitaries who graced the occasion. The Women Achievers
show was in association with the title sponsor Hobby Ideas and associate
sponsors - Ramniklal and Sons (jewellery), The Leela Kempinski and
Dr.Batra's Positive Health Clinic.
No Tobacco Day 2008
No Tobacco Day is the only global event established to call attention to
the impact of tobacco use on public health and reduce individual tobacco
As part of the WHO theme 'Tobacco Free Youth' for this year
CPAA’s first Awareness lecture on Ill Effects of Tobacco was organized
at Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi on 17th April, 2008. Approximately 150 children from class IX and XI attended the
were asked to answer a questionnaire and give their comments on tobacco usage. The best three were given prizes by CPAA after which they
signed on the pledge form. CPAA plans to organize more of these
lectures at other schools as well.
Patient Care's Highlights for March
and April 2008
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS AIDED
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS VISITED AT HOSPITAL, WARD &
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS COUNSELED & GUIDED
TOTAL NO. OF AMBULANCE SERVICES PROVIDED
Drug - Gene Cost
information for medical oncologists and patients receiving anti metabolite
are now available for mutations in genes, which make the patient a high
risk of developing serious toxicities from standard dosages of commonly
used cancer drugs.
They are available as follows:
Mercaptopurine - Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) - Rs 1750
5 Fluorouracil - Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase -
Methotrexate - Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase - Rs 3000
To be launched
in the next month:
UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) - Rs 3000
Paclitaxal - Cytochrome 3A4, 3A5, 2C8 - Rs 5000
Gemcitabine and Cisplatin - RRM1, ERCC1, XRCC1 - Price not decided
information, contact: Mr. Sandeep Saxena
) Acton Biotech (India) Pvt. Ltd.
4th Floor, Banoo Coyaji Building,
KEM Hospital, Rastapeth, Pune 411011
Phone : 020
Mobile : 9371613557 or
Website : www.actonbiotech.com
Diagnostic Center at
CPAA's Delhi branch and SOS
Children’s village have signed an agreement for setting up a Diagnostic center at
Anangpur. This diagnostic center will be now able to reach out to the poor
and needy people residing in Delhi and NCR area.
CPAA is grieved to announce that Mrs. Sarla Kohli, Director,
Bangalore branch and
member of CPAA's managing committee passed away on 13th April, 2008. Mrs.
started the Delhi branch in 1980 and headed the branch until she moved to
where she once again used her endless enthusiasm and drive to start the
branch there. Her single minded dedication to the cause saw many unique
initiatives such as the Art Exhibition, introduction of an annual magazine covering CPAA's
for the year, "Cancer Care", leaflets on various kinds of
were appreciated by both patients and doctors. Counselors used the
leaflets to guidepatients through their treatment. She was instrumental in developing both
Bangalore branches from scratch which helped needy cancer patients. Her
ensured the support of volunteers, corporates and celebrities who joined
her in this
task of making the branches grow into full fledged institutions in their
Even at the last stage of her struggle against lung cancer, she was
the sufferings of other people, both patients as well as her colleagues.
She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and all those who interacted
with her on many platforms.
Our sympathies to her daughters and son. We will always miss her. May her
Lilani had been with Cancer Patients Aid Association since the time the
branch office started in Pune in
1995. She worked devoutly for Cancer Patients Aid Association and her own
experience of the disease helped cancer patients to come to terms with it.
Although weak from the after effects of medicines she never showed she was
ill. She had the inner strength and courage to raise funds for cancer
patients till her last day. When she breathed her last on 6th March,
Cancer Patients Aid Association lost a true friend.
Our heart goes out to her husband and her family. We at Cancer Patients
Aid Association will miss her terribly. It is unbelievable that she is no
more with us.
Smt. Panadevi Dalmia
Cancer Management Centre
King George V Memorial,
Dr. E. Moses Road,
Tel: +91 22 2492 4000/ 8775
Fax: +91 22 2497 3599
Suman Ramesh Tulsiani
Diagnostic & Rehabilitation Centre
Prabhadevi Industrial Estate, Gala No. 15, 1st floor, Next to Domino's
Pizza, Opp. Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai-25.
Tel: +91 22 2438 3296 / 5625 6349
Kishanchand Shahani Clinical Diagnostic Centre
1st Floor, Naigaon Municipal Maternity Hospital, Dahivalkar Road,
Opp. BDD Chawl No. 6&7, Next to Police Grounds, Naigaon, Mumbai-14.
Tel: +91 22 2412 1680
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.cpaaindia.org
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