A workshop on ‘Cancer Immunotherapy: from Lab to Clinic’ was organized at the Pride Plaza, Aerocity, New Delhi, which is an excellent initiative by Dr. Ajit Saxena, Chairman, Delhi Tumour Board to build synergy between the two arms, clinicians and researchers working in the field of cancer.
Dr. Nidhi Didwania, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, FET, MRIIRS delivered an insightful session and spoke about the molecular biology of the human cell and the theme of her lecture was “Genetics load the gun but lifestyle pulls the trigger”.
She emphasized that now it is time for scientists, clinicians, students and teachers to work together in a team on a common platform and help build the field of immunotherapy in India to fight cancer.
The lecture was followed by the panel discussion which was moderated by Dr. Amulya Panda, Director, National Institute of Immunology (NII) and Dr. G. S. Kocher, Senior Consultant Urologist and Medical Director, Delhi Urological Centre.
The Chief Guest of the workshop was Prof. N. K. Ganguly, AHERF, Former Director General (ICMR), Visiting Professor of Eminence, Policy Centre for Biomedical Research, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute, Honorary Senior Research Professor (Clinical Research), Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, Professor (GRIPMER) The Ganga Ram Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research. The other speakers were from McGill University, Canada, Medicago R & D Inc, Qubec city, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute (THSTI), NCR Biotech-Science cluster, IIT, Delhi, AIIMS, Apollo Hospitals, Maulana Azad Medical College, Glenmark Pharamaceuticals and many other eminent institutions.