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BBCI and IIT Guwahati join hands for cancer research, Sign MoU

  by NEWSNER , 2021-08-06 09:25:43


BBCI and IIT Guwahati join hands for cancer research, Sign MoU

 

The B Barooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for research cooperation.

 

According to a BBCI press release, the MoU was signed following a virtual conference between BBCI Director Dr Amal Chandra Kataki and IITG Director Prof. T G Sitharam and other faculty from both institutes.

 

The higher incidence of malignancies of the gallbladder, oesophagus, nasopharynx, lung, and stomach among both men and women in North East India, according to Kataki, cannot be explained only by existing findings in the western literature.

 

“Our goal should be to perform region-specific research with a focus on the region's environmental and nutritional practises,” he said.

 

Furthermore, researchers have untapped potential to collaborate and discover new biomarkers that can predict treatment outcomes, design and create low-cost instruments, and uncover enhanced cancer drug delivery techniques, according to Kataki.

 

The North East Center for Biological Sciences and Healthcare Engineering (NECBH) was founded in 2018 at IIT-Guwahati with the goal of fostering the development of biological research in the region, according to Sitharam.

 

According to him, the objective of NECBH-outreach is to improve the quality of research in biological sciences and healthcare engineering in northeastern India.

 

The outreach initiative aims to expose and train researchers in the Northeast region on the most recent breakthroughs in modern biological research and healthcare engineering, according to the IIT Guwahati Director.

 

Source: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/bbci-and-iit-guwahati-to-collaborate-on-cancer-research/article35737509.ece