North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
Dr. R.A. Badwe, Director, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai will inaugurate the New Academic Session of PGIMER, Chandigarh, on Monday at 8:00 AM in Bhargava Auditorium of the Institute and speak on “Reason v/s Rigor”.
Dr. Badwe is a renowned surgical oncologist and was honoured by the Government of India by bestowing on him the Padma Shri for his contributions to the field of medicine.
Dr. Badwe is credited with pioneering research in breast cancer treatment, which is his specialty. His studies revealed that the survival rate in cases where surgical procedures are resorted to is almost the same as the cases where only medication was administered and medicines are potent enough to combat breast cancer with the same efficacy as surgery. His contributions in the areas such as breast cancer, circulating tumour cells, DNA in solid tumours, clinical research methodology, and epidemiological research in oncology are reported to have enabled a better understanding of the cancer biology and in the development of life saving treatments patterns globally.
Dr. Badwe initiated and implemented the Clinical Research Secretariat (CRS) for the first time in India. He has played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Clinical Trials Centres for multi centre clinical trials. His mammoth research covering 1000 breast cancer patients in India had a reported effect in reducing breast cancer deaths by 25 per cent.
In the new academic session, nearly 142 students have joined the postgraduate courses of major specialties i.e. MD/MS, DM/M.Ch, PhD and other courses. Since, its inception PGI has produced 5,500 specialists, 2,000 super specialists and a large number of postgraduates in basic and allied sciences. Majority of the alumni are occupying best positions in different Institutes of this country and abroad. PGI runs 16 MD Courses, 4 MS Courses, 23 DM Courses and 6 M.Ch. Courses besides Dental, Nursing and Medical Technology Courses. PGI is credited in starting some of the postdoctoral courses, for the first time in this country, which are now being emulated by other institutes. These are DM in Endocrinology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Pulmonary Medicine, Hepatology, Clinical Pharmacology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Histopathology, Cardiac Anesthesia, Clinical Hematology, Hematopathology, Pediatric Neurology , Neuro-anaesthesia and Pediatric Radiology.
The pin-up ceremony for the new entrants to PGI for the session July 2017 and January 2018 will be held during the function.