CORPORATE OFFICE:
Smt. Panadevi Dalmia Cancer Management Centre
King George V Memorial,
Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai-11.
Tel: +91 22 2492 4000 / 8775
Fax: +91 22 2497 3599

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DIAGNOSTIC CENTERS:
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 /
 6525 6349

Lila 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 24121680


BRANCH OFFICES:

DELHI
H/1572, Chittaranjan Park,
New Delhi - 110 019
Tel: +91 11 2627 0470 /
2627 2298
e-mail: kiran.hukku@cancer.org.in

PUNE
8, Uttam Tower, Above Nene Hospital, Nagar Road,
Pune - 411 006
Tel: +91 20 3950 0350
Fax: +91 20 2669 6636
e-mail: maharukh.mehta@cancer.org.in

CHENNAI
Chidambaram Gardens, 117 Sterling road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600034
e-mail: padma.narayanan@cancer.org.in


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CPAA's Anita Peter (Director Insurance Policy) and Neeta More (Director Diagnostic Services) attended UICC's Capacity building workshop in Singapore from 2-4 November '09. The workshop highlighted on the evidence based, population focused Cancer prevention program and had the capacity to shape population behavior change to reduce the risk of cancer in latter stage. The workshop was aimed at strengthening the NGO's capacity to plan and deliver effective cancer prevention programs.

CPAA hosted Citi Bank’s City Global Community Day on 7th November ’09 at our Mahalaxmi centre. 20 of our young patients and parents joined patients from various other NGOs for this event. Jugglers, magicians, games, gifts and the yummy snacks kept these children entertained throughout the evening.

The National Consultation Meet on Tobacco Control was held on 10th November ’09 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. A follow-up to the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health held in Mumbai earlier in March ’09, this meet was graced by the presence of Dr. Dinesh Trivedi (Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare). Leading tobacco control stakeholders were invited to discuss the way forward for health and tobacco control initiatives in India. Dr Shital Raval presented CPAA's role in Tobacco Control in India.

Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic organised a day trip to for its volunteers to Cipla's Palliative Training center near Pune on 26th November ’09. CPAA’s Dr. Shital Raval and Alison Macdonald were invited to attend this trip which included a lecture by Cipla’s team on palliative care followed by a tour of the facility. For details on the facility and to get terminally ill patients admitted, contact Antra on 09967516441

Dr. Shital Raval, Rupali Dalvi and Alison Macdonald attended the 1st lecture of Cancer Foundation of India (CFI) held on 3rd December ’09 at the National Library in Kolkata. The chief speaker of the lecture was Mr. Harald zur Hausen, a Nobel Laureate (2008), for his discovery of the Human Papilloma virus (HPV), the causative agents of cervical cancer. He spoke about the role of infectious agents as causative agents in many common cancers.

Children’s Day was celebrated by the Ladies wing of State Bank of India (SBI) at their Bandra Kurla complex, Mumbai on 12th December 2009. There was singing, dancing, games and a magic show for the 60 children and their parents. They were given also gifts personally by the chairman of SBI, Mr. O.P. Bhatt.

CPAA and Prernaa organized an Open Forum on breast cancer during which they also released the informative book, ‘Prernaa’ on 16th December ’09 at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai. Mr. Y K Sapru (Chairman CPAA), Dr. Mandakini Purandare (Gynaecologist), Dr. Vani Parmar (Onco-surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital), Mrs. Neeta More (Director, CPAA), Mr. Viiveck Verma (CEO, Karvy Data Management) and the author of the book ‘Prernaa’ - Mrs. Prernaa Verma, a long time breast cancer survivor were the speakers in this forum. Bollywood actress, Dia Mirza was the chief guest and Ms. Sangeeta Vyas compered the forum.

50 childhood cancer patients and their relatives were hosted by Dr. Mukund Aparajit of Rosemary & Thyme at a Christmas party held on 21st December 2009. Deepak Punjabi from Golden Swan Country Club organised the games and Rahul Sachdeva’s band entertained them with their music. Santa gave away gifts and sweets to all the children who were treated to a delicious dinner and desert served by Rosemary & Thyme.

Hotel Novetel invited 15 childhood cancer patients to a Christmas-cake mixing ritual in October ’09. Subsequently, they were invited back on 23rd December ’09, for a Christmas party to enjoy the Christmas cake with Santa. The children thoroughly enjoyed the party games and the prizes.

Dr. Shital Raval and Alison Macdonald took part in a Christmas Carnival at the restaurant, Penne, Juhu. CPAA was given a stall at which a sizeable sum of money was raised through the sale of our Rehab centre products.

 

NEWS FROM OUR BRANCHES
On 19th November ’09, CPAA’s New Delhi Branch along with Olive Beach organised a preview art show of ‘Colors of Life’ in aid of childhood cancer patients. The event was attended by the renowned fashion designer Ritu Kumar along with Bhaichand Patel, Geetika Ganju, Sushma Seth, artist Kanchan Chander, Niladri Paul and Mr. A.D. Singh of Olive Beach.

This year children from Chinmaya School, New Delhi organized the Christmas program at AIIMS Hospital under the guidance of CPAA, Delhi. They decorated the pediatric wards with balloons, bells and a Christmas tree. The school children arranged for sweets, candies, chocolates, juices and gifts. Two of the students came dressed as Santa Clause and sang carols. It was an event filled with fun and enjoyed by all the patients. Modern Bazaar sent freshly baked muffins for all the children.


CAMPS AND CLINIC REPORT: NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2009
TOTAL NO. OF CAMPS/CLINICS HELD 39
TOTAL NO. OF INDIVIDUALS SCREENED 1093
SUSPECTED CASES 367
DETECTED CASES 2


PATIENT CARE REPORT:  NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2009
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS COUNSELED 4565
TOTAL NO. OF PALLIATIVE PATIENTS COUNSELED 719
INFORMATION / LITERATURES PROVIDED 2965
WARD / ROOM VISITS 1605
TOTAL NO. OF AMBULANCE SERVICES PROVIDED 1713

TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT ON 348 PATIENTS - RS. 5,30,903


Forthcoming Events:
Cansupport’s ‘Walk for Life’: Join CanSupport in their annual ‘Walk for Life’ which aims at creating awareness amongst the public about the rising incidence of cancer in India. Smt. Gursharan Kaur, wife of the Prime Minister, continues to endorse the Walk and will flag it off once again. Register online on www.walkforlifeindia.org. For further details call 011-26102851 / 26102869 or contact CanSupport, Kanak Durga Basti Vikas Kendra, Sector 12 R.K. Puram (Near DPS School and CGHS Dispensary)
‘Walk for Life’ on 7th Feb 2010 from 9:00 - 11:00 am
Route: Vinay Marg – Shanti Path - Vinay Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

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