Personalizing cancer care, one tumor at a time

When cancer knocks at one’s door, pretty much like a dreaded guest, one doesn’t know the extent of the dread immediately. As the guest settles in, the unpleasantness unravels. It’s somewhat similar feeling with cancer diagnosis. One doesn’t know if it’s a deadly form of cancer and in what stage; what will be the prognosis; […]

Can Strand-HCG alliance change the economics of cancer care in India?

  What does this say about cancer care when one of the foremost cancer specialists and promoter of the largest cancer hospital in the country says there’s much “wastage” in cancer treatment in the country?   To put it crudely, according BS AjaiKumar, “Of all the cancer cases we see, 33 percent are under treated, […]

Don't be Averse to Clinical Trials, Fix the System

A panel report, as reported in Mint today, shows the much suspected irregularities in the drug controller’s office. This specific committee report is about the drug approval process, but I want to raise a related issue here, of clinical trials. I know, given the herd mentality, a fresh backlash against clinical trials will begin in […]

Don’t be Averse to Clinical Trials, Fix the System

A panel report, as reported in Mint today, shows the much suspected irregularities in the drug controller’s office. This specific committee report is about the drug approval process, but I want to raise a related issue here, of clinical trials. I know, given the herd mentality, a fresh backlash against clinical trials will begin in […]