ONCOLOGY

 

The June monthly CME was organized by the Cochin Oncology Group. Dr. Dinesh, Professor of Radiation oncology,AIMS, introduced the speakers. Dr. Yamini Krishnan, Pediatric oncologist at Lakeshore Hospital and Welcare Hospital was the first speaker. She spoke on what has been achieved in pediatric oncology over last 3 decades. Her emphasis on high cure rates for pediatric cancers and her plea that no child should be denied treatment was well received by the audience.Much to the surprise of the audience, she emphasized that children tolerated chemotherapy very well and high cure rates of various cancers were testimony to this fact.Dr. Vijayakumar, HOD and senior consultant, surgical oncology,AIMS spoke on multidisciplinary management of cancers.Treatment of malignancies involve close co-operation between not just the radiation, medical and surgical oncologists but also other specialists like plastic surgeons, gastrointestinal surgeons etc.This was well emphasized by vivid pictorial representations by Dr. Vijayakumar.