Prof. Ravi Mehrotra, Director, NICPR
National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research has a unique approach of amalgamating strong basic, clinical and applied research, involving medical and community practice with an emphasis on early detection, primary and secondary prevention of cancer. The thrust areas of research include the cancer of the uterine cervix, breast and oral cavity.
Health Promotion Clinic has been set up in the Institute’s premises and functions on all working days. Individuals attending this clinic are examined by doctors for blood sugar, blood pressure, BMI and screening for cervical, breast and oral cancer is also done. We provide diagnostic and referral services for Pap smears, Colposcopy, Fine needle aspiration cytology, Effusion cytology and Histopathology to Lok Nayak hospital, New Delhi and ESI & District hospitals, CGHS dispensary, Sai Sansthan and TB centres across Noida. The Clinical division of the Institute extends the cancer screening facilities to the rural areas of Noida by organizing screening camps at primary health centre (PHC) and community health centres (CHC) with the help of State Health authorities. Strategic alliances have been made with AIIMS, New Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Research Institute, Rohini and AIPH, Odisha
An India-specific web portal (http://cancerindia.org.in/) has been designed to provide comprehensive knowledge to the general public on prevalent cancers in our country.
To bridge the gap between clinicians and translational researchers, NICPR organizes various workshops and brain storming sessions from time to time and encourages stimulating collaborative projects.
NICPR has made significant progress both in scientific and developmental fronts. It will continue to work hard to reach greater heights in cancer research for benefit and welfare of mankind.