Advancements in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

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OMICS Group in collaboration with Biogenesis, Federation of Asian Biotech Association and Kenes Exhibitions announces the Global Cancer Summit-2014 to be held at Hyderabad, India

"OMICS Group - Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy in collaboration with The Global Cancer Summit'2014"

Dr. Srinubabu Gedela: Cancer as a major global health concern today is causing approximately one in every four deaths in USA and other developed and developing countries.

OMICS Group, an open access publisher and International conference organizer based in United States, is joining hands with highly reputed and esteemed organizations, BioGenesis, Federation of Asian Biotech Association (FABA) and Kenes Exhibition, to announce the ‘Global Cancer Summit-2014’, taking place during September 16-18, 2014 at HICC, Hyderabad, India. The Theme of the conference is “Recent advances in cancer diagnosis and therapy.” The summit will address major cancer issues, recent breakthrough research, conglomeration of world-wide scientists and clinicians, as well as the social highlights of the leading cause of death in 21st Century with innovations that would definitely advance and progress the ways to fight the causes of this deadly disease.

The organizing committee is working with Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, the Secretary to the Government of India, towards the planning of this summit. President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherje, Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori, Executive Vice Chairman of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and the editorial team of Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy will grace the event.

Speaking on this occasion, the organizing committee members addressed that the world is greatly indebted to late Edward M. Kennedy who worked tirelessly to eradicate cancer and that whatever knowledge and information available today on cancer is due to his constant efforts. This Global Cancer Summit-2014 is dedicated to his memory. The summit organizing committee is also striving to collaborate with the Government of USA, British High Commission, European Cancer Association and reputed International cancer societies to act as partners in their battle against cancer across the World.

Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, CEO and Managing Director of OMICS Group, expresses his enthusiasm towards this Summit. “I am happy that we are able to bring up this issue and cause to such a big platform and are able to involve eminent personalities from all over the world, which I am sure will definitely pave way for the organizations coming together who share the same common goal to fight against this terrible disease thus putting an end with a sure-cure. Cancer as a major global health concern today is causing approximately one in every four deaths in USA and other developed and developing countries. I believe that as more organizations come together and work alongside, we will surely find a cure for cancer. The Global Cancer Summit is a great way of coming up with solutions of what can be done to address the present challenges with a unique and distinct approach,” Dr. Gedela told in an interview with The Hindu BusinessLine.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), 2.8 million new cancer cases are registered every year globally linked to diet, lifestyles and body weight. The UN World Cancer Research Fund also issued a warning that the world cancer figures have increased by a fifth in less than ten years, which is four times greater than the new HIV cases registered. There were 12.7 million cancer cases around the world in 2008, and out of these 6.6 million cases were observed in men while 6.0 million in women. However, this number is expected to rise up to 21 million by the end of 2030. Relating to the key facts and figures of cancer statistics, Lung cancer has been examined as the most common form of cancer with 1.6 million cases diagnosed in 2008. Following is breast cancer with 1.3 million cases diagnosed. Also, cancer is very commonly observed in colorectum, stomach, prostate, liver, oesophagus, bladder, leukocytes, pancreas, kidney, and thyroid.

Cancer rates are increasing in developed countries due to obesity and lack of physical activities and are equally high among the developing and less developed poor countries due to lack of sufficient infrastructure to control the epidemic. According to the recent 2013 statistics produced by the World health Organization, tobacco use is rated as the most important risk factor for cancer, causing 22% of global cancer deaths and 71% of global lung cancer deaths.

Thus, the Global Cancer Summit identifies its global significance and is expected to mobilize the government as well as the eminent personalities of the research and the medical industry to spread the awareness on the advancements in cancer diagnosis and therapy from all over the world. ‘Global Cancer Summit – 2014’ will also serve as an opportunity for various organizations (charitable or research), funding agencies and Industries supporting the cause, to come together at a common platform and collaborate, proving that together they can draw out the power needed to bring awareness, policies, research, programs, to fight cancer.

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