Kathmandu, January 21, 2018: Nepal Cancer Relief Society has successfully concluded a three- day International Cancer Conference on 20 January. Around 250 participants from 15 countries presented their papers at the convention.
Participants from Nepal, India, Australia, France, Mongolia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and the UK were present at the conference. They discussed on various issues related to cancer, including latest treatment methods.
The presentations were about the role of research in oncology, types of cancer, treatment available, measures to be adopted to control cancer in developing and well-developed countries and ways to make cancer treatment affordable for all.
Vimal Kumar Hoda, Organizing Secretary of the conference, mentioned that the conference was organized to share knowledge and experience of the experts working in the field of cancer.
Speakers on the conference experts exhorted people to quit smoking, stop chewing tobacco and avoid alcohol. Hoda indicated, “We have requested the government to raise the tax on tobacco products so that the money collected can be used for the treatment of cancer patients in Nepal.”