Cancer Prevention: Transferring Scientific Knowledge into Action
Jaypee Business School in association with the CAPED – Cancer Awareness Prevention and Early Detection (a trust registered in the year 2014 under the Indian trust Act) organised an awareness session about cancer entitled “Cancer Prevention: Transferring Scientific Knowledge into Action” with special emphasis on Cervical Cancer on November 10, 2017.
The session focused was on the importance of awareness and change in existing perceptions w.r.t commonly occurring cancers among women in India. Knowledge and awareness among youth can help reduce the burden of cervical cancer (a common cancer in women) in the Indian population.
Besides, the importance of regular public engagement activities related to health awareness was highlighted as the need of the hour. It was suggested that there is a need for educational intervention and systematic awareness campaigns to raise knowledge and to change attitude and practices not only to help reduce the prevalence but also prevent cervical cancer in India.
November 10, 2017
1. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO). GLOBOCAN 2012: estimated cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence worldwide in 2012: cancer fact sheets: cervical cancer. Lyon: IARC; 2014.