Education about cancer in the rural and urban areas, adult and school education, distribution of literature, mass education by radio and TV advertisements, audiovisual shows, poster displays, hoarding and public exhibitions so as to spread awareness about those cancers which are more common in India, and about those social and cultural practices that are harmful for the well-being of the individual, such as tobacco chewing.
- Bringing physicians in India closer to latest developments in the field of cancer through guest lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and traveling fellowships.
- Continuing medical education and updating the knowledge of doctors at all levels of training.
- Developing a cadre of physicians, particularly rural physicians, through regular training, workshops and education to make them conversant with the technological advances that may be appropriate for them, and in early detection and diagnosis of cancer, which is at present detected late.
- Educating physicians, nurses and other paramedical staff in preventive concepts about cancer and also its treatment and rehabilitation aspects.
- Involving the primary health workers and the peripheral physicians and paramedical personnel in qualitative improvement strategies to understand scientific facts about cancer and developing a sympathetic attitude towards those who are unfortunately afflicted with it.
Programs In The National Perspective
- Detection programmes.
- Screening tests.
- Cancer check-up camps in cities, towns and far-flung villages to detect cancer at primary stages.
- Industrial health check-up, to identify high-risk groups.
- Carrying out statistical studies to identify cancer prevalence in specific areas.
- Carrying out epidemiological studies in different parts of the country, with highest international standards.
- Identifying for our country, common cancers, and their possible causative factors, recommending preventive strategies, so as to serve as a national model.
- Discovering a link of the commoner cancers with dietary patterns, social habits, smoking, tobacco chewing and other medically relevant cultural practices so as to attempt prevention of cancers, through public education and awareness.
Development Of Institute Of Head And Neck Cancer
The trust shall develop an institute for head and neck cancer, in or around Indore, which may be called "The Indian Institute of Head and Neck Oncology" or by such name as the founder trustees may deem fit. The trust shall aim at making this Institute reach the eminence of becoming a national center, serving as the focus of preventive strategies, diagnostic programmes, treatment and rehabilitation combined. The trust shall aim at making this center capable of offering professional and medical leadership of the highest national and international standards, which in years to come is able to provide to the multitudes of surgeons and physicians throughout India and abroad, `State of the Art' principles and patient management strategies.
The Other Objects Of The Trust Shall Be
- To develop appropriate treatment facilities for all cancers and for basic as well as field research, which are modern, scientifically sound and comprehensive and are able to make an impact, over the years, on the cancers, which are more common in India.
- To establish, maintain, collaborate with, aid in cash and/or kind to mobile detection units, charitable and/or mobile dispensaries, cancer detection centres, institute of cancer prevention, community hospitals, nursing schools, medical schools or colleges, nursing institutes, centres for terminally ill patients hospices, critical care clinics, after-care clinics, sanatoria, staff training colleges, research and development wings, medical schools, colleges or institutes, rehabilitation centres, patient welfare centres, centres for application of medical technology as applicable to national priorities and such other similar institutions for the benefit of the general public.