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PGI, Tata hospital initiate cancer registries

To measure the magnitude of cancer problem in Punjab, PGI’s School of Public Health, in association with Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, has initiated cancer registries, in which every cancer case or death due to cancer in the region will be registered with the authorities.

According to the estimates of National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP)-2011, more than 23,000 new cancer cases and over 11,000 deaths due to cancer were detected in Punjab.

The registry programme was started by the school of public health in January and covers Chandigarh, Mohali, Sangrur and Mansa. A team of 15 staff members are working under the project.

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