Pancreatic Cancer Website
DR. KETAYUN A DINSHAW, Director of Super-Specialty Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) inaugurated a new India-specific website on pancreatic cancer at the TMH on July 30, 2008.
The website, www.pancreaticcancerindia.com, is the result of collaboration between Dr. Shailesh Shrikhande, gastro-intestinal and heptobilary-pancreatic surgeon at TMH and four other senior oncologists, Drs. Sudeep Gupta and Umesh Mahanshetty from TMH, as well as Drs. Shyam Aggarwal and Adarsh Chaudhary who are attached to the Sir. Gangaram Hospital in New Delhi.
The website lists everything a person would like to know on the subject, beginning with the structure and location of the pancreas, its role in the body, how it can become afflicted with cancer, the risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, stages and treatment (surgical, medical or palliative) There are section on diet, nutrition and exercise as well and a very helpful one on frequently asked questions in which specialists enlighten an advise as well as allay people’s fears.
The website is partly an e-journal and the editors invite both professionals and patients to participate in spreading knowledge. The initiative has been made possible with the help of an unrestricted education grant from pharmaceutical giant Roche India Limited.
Parsiana – August 21, 2008