Indian Health Ministry told to develop a framework for cancer screening

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 09 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2634
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. Mumbai

India’s Health Ministry has been given a three month deadline by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to develop a framework for a screening programme to detect cancers of the breast, cervix, and mouth.1

Ravi Mehrotra, director of the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, who was also a part of an expert panel in September 2013 that put forward recommendations2 for screening and early detection of cervical, breast, and oral cancers, predicted that …

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