Number of breast cancer patients to double by 2025
Three global conferences ‘GCC 2014’, ‘Animal Science 2014’ and ‘Hydrology 2014’, which were organised by OMICS International Inc., kicked off on...
Three global conferences ‘GCC 2014’, ‘Animal Science 2014’ and ‘Hydrology 2014’, which were organised by OMICS International Inc., kicked off on Monday at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Madhapur.
Speaking at the inauguration of GCC 2014, Dr Srinubabu Gedela, CEO of OMICS Group said, “Cancer is not just one disease, it is a group of diseases. Cancer accounts for 8 per cent of total deaths in India. India accounts for 85 per cent of the total oral cancer cases across the globe. India ranks first in the world in cervical cancer deaths and 30-35 women out of a lakh suffer from it. 1.35 lakh new cases of cervical cancer are being diagnosed and about 75,000 deaths occur annually.”
He added that the number of breast cancer cases were just behind those of cervical cancer. “It is estimated that by the year 2025, the number of people suffering from breast cancer in India would double.”
Researchers inform that genetics, environment, lifestyle change are the three major causes for the cancer.
Dr P Raghu Ram, KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases, said, “Cancer is an emerging ‘Tsunami’ in India. One million new cases are found every year. 50,000 deaths are caused by cancer. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh didn’t have population-based cancer registry, which would have facilitated research and prevention. 60 per cent of the patients approach doctors at advanced stages and all of them perish in a year.”
The conference on ‘Hydrology and Meteorology’ evaluated building the future with novel technologies. The conference had Dr Srinubabu saying that the agriculture sector used 70 per cent of the worldwide water for irrigation, and 22 per cent was used by industries and 8 per cent was used for household purposes.
“Unfortunately, the domestic usage of water for bathing, cooking, sanitation and gardening was increasing. With world population swelling to 3.5 billion by the year 2050 as estimated by the United Nations, water would become scarce,” he added.
Delivering the keynote address at the ‘Animal and Dairy Sciences’ Conference, Md Hafeez, former vice-chancellor, Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University, said, “Andhra Pradesh and Telangana together lead in milk, meat and egg production in the country. The need of the hour is effective utilisation of available resources for improving general production levels of India.” Approximately 1000 delegates from across 20 countries attended the three conferences.