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 Wisely: Value Added Cancer Care for India

Thank you


Dear colleague,

ecancer is thankful for your participation at the Choosing Wisely: Value Added Cancer Care for India Two-day Summit for Early Career Oncologists, celebrated in Kolkata on the 19th and 20th October 2019 in collaboration by Tata Medical Center.

The topics were approached from the perspective of 'choosing wisely', an initiative recently launched in India which is seeking to reduce low value and harmful practices in cancer care. Thank you to King’s College London, the National Cancer Grid India and the Tata Trusts as well as regional oncology societies for the high level contribution to the meeting.

Event report

The meeting was attended by around 150 early career oncologists from across India, as well as surgical, ENT, radiotherapy trainees and other doctors involved in the first line treatment of cancer. 90% of the participants rate this ecancer event as good.


The videos about the conference are available on ecancer.org for free.

More educational resources

We have many free resources on cancer care in India, such as e-learning courses about Cervical Cancer Control in India, Palliative Care for Healthcare Professionals in India text version and video version. This content has been developed in collaboration with Indian experts and supported by the National Cancer Grid, India.

We hope to see you at our next event!

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