15:30 - 16:00 | COFFEE BREAK

Kolkata 2019

ecancer.org and the Tata Medical Center present a two-day summit on oncology
19-20 October 2019
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Choosing Treatments Wisely

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the International Scientific Committee and the local organising committee, we would like to invite you to participate in this superb summit designed to support continued medical education. The event is being held at the Tata Medical Center on the 19th-20th October 2019.

The meeting has been organised by the Tata Medical Center and ecancer, a UK charity providing free/low cost education to the oncology community, to support better outcomes for cancer patients.

King’s College, London, the National Cancer Grid and the Tata Trusts as well as regional oncology societies are providing academic support.

The meeting will be attended by around 150 medical professionals from across India involved in the first line treatment of cancer.  

Programme and meeting objectives

Our goal is to extend the knowledge of prevention, screening, diagnostics, palliation and therapeutics topics in the five most commonly diagnosed malignancies (breast, gynaecological, lung, head and neck and gastric cancer).

These topics will be approached from the perspective of 'choosing wisely', an initiative launched in over twenty countries and which has recently been championed in India by the National Cancer Grid. The programme will be delivered by regional and international experts.

Our objective is to help support capacity building in the Indian healthcare system, promote best practice and ultimately deliver better outcomes for cancer patients.

Find out more about the meeting from Professor Richard Sullivan, Chair of the ecancer Foundation and Head of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College, London.

Tumour boards

In parallel with the meeting will be five disease specific tumour boards lead by the specialist teams at Tata Medical Center.


Registration is ₹500. Please register on the Tata Medical Center website here.


A limited number of bursaries are available to cover travel and accommodation costs up to 10,000 INR to support participation for participants who live outside the Kolkata Metropolitan area.  Please apply here


In the meantime if you have any questions about the event, please email the ecancer team: events@ecancer.org.

We look forward to meeting you in Kolkata!

Warmest regards, 



Prof Arnie Purushotham

Chair of ecancer India Events Program

Director of King's Health Partners

Professor of Breast Cancer, King's College London

Medical Director, Tata Trusts Cancer Program

Gordon McVie

Prof Richard Sullivan

Chair of the ecancer Foundation

Head of the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London, UK

Dr Mammen Chandy, Director of Tata Medical Center, Kolkata

Dr Mammen Chandy

Director of Tata Medical Center

Kolkata, India



Dr. Soumitra Datta, MD (CMC,Vellore), DPM, DNB, MRCPsych, CCT in Child Psychiatry (UK): Tata Medical Center

Dr Soumitra Datta

Chair of the local organising committee

Consultant Psychiatrist, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India