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SITA extends funding to GMCH for ‘Molecular Profiling of Breast Cancer Cases in Assam’

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GUWAHATI, Aug 7: The State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) vice-chairman, Ramen Deka, handed over the first installment of funds to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Guwahati, to initiate a joint project titled ‘Molecular Profiling of Breast Cancer Cases in Assam for Future Therapeutic Intervention’.

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Ramen Deka, along with co-vice chairman Dhruba Prasad Baishya, presented the funds to Dr Muktanjalee Deka, HoD, Oncopathology, State Cancer Institute, GMCH, Guwahati, during an official function held at the State Cancer Institute, GMC, Guwahati. The primary objective of the project is to conduct outreach programs in rural areas of Assam, conduct molecular profiling of breast cancer cases, and explore ways to prevent and manage the increasing instances of breast cancer in the region.

Speaking as the chief guest, vice-chairman Ramen Deka emphasised the medical fraternity’s responsibility towards society. He also stressed the importance of research and development in the field and expressed his desire to provide further assistance in this regard.

The department of Oncopathology, State Cancer Institute, GMCH, Guwahati, will be the implementing partner of SITA for this project. Other dignitaries who addressed the program included co-vice chairman Dhruba Prasad Baishya, Dr Muktanjalee Deka, HoD, Oncopathology, State Cancer Institute, GMC, Guwahati, Dr BC Goswami, director of State Cancer Institute, GMC, and Tandralee Bhuyan, research scientist.

The event was attended by Vijay Kumar Gupta, chairman of DNPL, Guna Gobinda Das, advisor (F & A) SITA, DS Hazri, ARO SITA, Dr Devajit Choudhary, superintendent, SCI, and other officials from SITA and the medical fraternity.

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