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1st INDIAN CANCER CONGRESS, a major multi disciplinary oncology conference was held at Delhi from 20th to 24th November 2013, in which all our Founder Trustees participated.

At the Pre-Conference Workshop - Lecture, Demonstrations -
Gastrectomy with D2 dissection - Dr. Vikas. Mahajan
Laproscopic low anterior resection Dr. S. Ayyppan
Temporal bone resection Dr. C. S. Mani

At the Scientific Sessions
Case discussion on Epithelial Ovarian Cancer - Dr. S.G. Ramanan - Moderator

Case Discussion on Oral Tongue - Dr. C.S.Mani - Moderator
Symposium on Rectal Cancer - Dr. S. Ayyappan - Chairperson
Symposium on lung Cancer - Dr. Vikas Mahajan - Panelist
OG Junction Tumors - Controversies and Consensus - Dr. Vikas Mahajan and Dr. S. Ayyappan

To gain newer perspectives in the surgical treatment of Peritoneal Cancer, Dr. Vikas Mahajan attended ESSO's Advanced Course in Peritoneal Metastasis, in Izmir, Turkey from 31st October to 1st November, 2013.

Dr. S. Ayyappan was the chairperson at the Colorectal Cancer Summit at Cochin on 20 October 2013

Dr. S.G.Ramanan was in the panel discussion in the launch meet of the drug Erbulin

Dr. Vikas Mahajan attended the European Cancer Congress 2013, a major multidisciplinary cancer conference conducted in Amsterdam, from 27th September to 1st October by the European Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. S. Ayyappan gave a demonstration of Laproscopic Endometrial Cancer at Tanjavur on 29th September 2013

Dr. S.Ayyappan gave a lecture on Management of Rectal Cancer at TASO meeting in Madurai on 24th September 2013.

Dr. S.G.Ramanan spoke on Management of Peripheral T cell Lymphoma at the 29th ICON Meeting held at Jaipur on 14th and 15th of September 2013.

Dr. S. Ayyappan and Dr. Vikas Mahajan were panelists in the Symposium on D2 Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer, organized by Ethicon at the Cancer Institute, Adyar on 11th September.

At the Lymphoma Update 2013, International Symposium, held at the Cancer Institute, Adyar, on September 8th, Dr. S. G. Ramanan presented the Retrospective Study of DLBCL, on behalf of Collaborative Medical Oncology Group.
On 7th September Dr. S. G. Ramanan moderated a session involving 2 topics - Primary Skin Lymphoma and Primary CNS Lymphoma

Indo-UK Oncology Summit
- 6th and 7th September 2013

The Indo British Health Initiative (IBHI) and the British Deputy High Commission jointly organized the Indo-UK Oncology Summit in Chennai on 6th & 7th September 2013 @ Hotel Hilton. Dr. S. G. Ramanan was a member of the Steering Committee of this summit. All the doctors of our Trust were Faculty at the conference.

Dr. C.S.Mani was Chairperson - Quality Indicators in Cancer Care. Dr. Vikas Mahajan was Chairperson - Training Future Oncologists. Dr.S. Ayyappan was Chairperson - Rectal Cancer. Dr. S.G.Ramanan gave the closing speech of the summit on How India can collaborate with U.K.

Dr. M. Janarthina Kani was a delegate in the 11th Annual TMH Radiotherapy Practicum Workshop on Gastrointestinal Cancer on 30th and 31st August, 2013, in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr. C. S. Mani spoke on Surgical Management of Oral Cancer at the Indian Dental Association Meeting at Chennai on 1st September 2013. Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke on Medical Management of Head and Neck Cancer.

Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke on Medical Management of Relapsed Glioma on the 31st of August, 2013.

At the Indian Medical Association, Chromepet, on 31.9.13, Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke on Cancer in Women

At the monthly meeting of Indian Medical  Association, Kodambakkam which was held on Sunday the  25th of August 2013, Dr. Vikas Mahajan spoke on An Approach To  A Cancer Patient  

At the 8th Young Medical Oncologists Meeting on Saturday, the 24th of August 2013 at Hyderabad, Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke on  Charity in Medical Practice

At the Institute of Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, on the 11th of August, Dr. S. Ayyappan did a Video Demonstration of Laproscopic Anterior Resurrection for Carcinoma Rectum.

Dr. S. Ayyappan demonstrated a Surgical Procedure of Laproscopic Radical Hysterectomy at the `Minimally Invasive Oncosurgery - 5th Live Workshop', a conference conducted by Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on the 10th of August at Hyderabad.

Dr. Vikash Mahajan was on the expert panel during the discussion on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer at the program organised by Merck on the 1st of August. Dr. S.G.Ramanan spoke on New ASCO Updates in Colorectal Cancer.

Association of Surgeons in Mangalore had organised a program on Recent Advances in Colorectal Cancer on the 28th of July 2013. Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke about Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

Dr. S.G.Ramanan was invited by the Director of Malabar Cancer Center in Tellicherry to review the Transplant Unit. He also gave a lecture on Basics of Bone Marrow Transplantation to the paramedical staff there.

Abbot India conducted a meeting on 21st July, 2013, to develop a consensus for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer and Neo adjuvant chemotherapy for Breast Cancer (Navigator Meeting). Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke on Response guided Chemotherapy and moderated a session on Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Dr. S.G. Ramanan gave a lecture on Approach to Cancer Patients at the CME at St. Joseph's Hospital (Cluny Hospital) in Pondicherry on the 14th of July 2013.

Dr. S. G. Ramanan was the Resource Person at a Scientific Program on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer which was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 28th June 2013. He spoke on Exploring Treatment Strategies of MCRC.

At the CME, Overview and Update on Thyroid Cancer, held on 23rd June, organized by Apollo Hospitals and ANMPI, Dr. S. G. Ramanan who was Faculty, spoke on Medical Management of Advanced Thyroid Cancer.

Dr. C. S. Mani moderated the panel discussion where 2 case scenarios were presented.

Dr. C. S. Mani spoke on Oral Cancer Surgery at SRM College, Chennai, on 14th June 2013.

Dr. Vikas Mahajan had a one-week training at Hospital Paul Brousse in Paris in June this year, under Dr. Rene Adam who is a world authority on Colorectal Liver Metastasis surgery.

Dr. Ramanan was the Program Director at ICON’s PROMOTE INDIA meeting held for general physicians and chest specialists on 15th June in Chennai. The topics were Newer Trends in the Management of Lung Cancer and Tobacco Cessation.

Dr. S. Ayyappan attended the Colorec2013 International Conference conducted by GEM Hospital, Coimbatore on 24th and 25th May - delivered 2 lectures - Persistent Perineal Sinus following APR and Rectovaginal Fistula. He moderated the operative session of the surgical procedures APR, right hemicolectomy, octal colectomy.

A Symposium on Lung Cancer was held on the 23rd of May in Chennai. Dr. Vikas Mahajan introduced the topic and Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke about Pathogenesis and Pathology of lung cancer.

At the ICON meeting held in Mumbai on 7th April 2013, Dr, Ramanan was a panellist in the session on Breast Cancer.

Dr. Ramanan attended a focussed meeting on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Berlin, Germany, from 15th to 18th March.

EBM 2013
at TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumbai on 3rd March 2013. Dr.S.G.Ramanan was panellist in the Lung Cancer Symposium.

RGCON meeting in New Delhi – On the 15th and 16th of February, Dr. Ramanan spoke on GIST and he was panellist in the discussion on Colon Cancer.

At COPE 2013 held at The Cancer Institute (WIA) in February, Dr. S.G.Ramanan moderated the session on Breast Cancer

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians, general surgeons and Post Graduate students as well as qualified oncologists is an integral part of CRRT’s activities. The doctors regularly take classes for paramedics also.

The following are the Educational Activities in the year 2011 - 2012

Dr. C. S. Mani at attended a meeting on Non coding RNAs in development of Cancer – KEYSTONE Symposium at Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. S.G. Ramanan gave a lecture on Apoptosis at S.I.E.T. College on Dec 12, 2012. Cancer Biology - An Overview      

On 7th Dec, 2012, Dr. Ramanan spoke on the topic, Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.
Dr. S.G. Ramanan spoke on `Targeted treatment  in Ovarian malignancies’ at the SLCOG International Scientific Congress  in Colombo on 20th Oct 2012

Dr. Vikas Mahajan chaired a session at the Liver Lecture Series at Global Hosiptals, Chennai    

On the  8th & 9th of Nov, 2012, Dr. Vikas Mahajan  demonstrated   Liver Surgery  -  Left Hepatectomy & Radical Cholecystectomy with liver resection at  The Annual State ASI meeting held at  Dibrugarh Medical College, Assam. He also spoke on Current Concepts in Surgery for Gastric Cancer

On 28th Sept, 2012 Dr. Vikas Mahajan chaired a session on Endoscopy at DEW.12, conducted by Med India Digestive diseases Hospital      

On 14th – 15th September, 2012, Dr. Vikas Mahajan went to Sepal as a participant in consensus meeting for management of GIST in Asia Pacific region countries      

Dr. S. Ayyappan gave an Oration on the management of Colorectal Cancer at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on 30th June 2012

CME on Recent Advances In Gastric Cancer was held at the Government General Hospital, Chennai on 27th June 2012. Dr. S.G.Ramanan moderated the session

Dr. S.G. Ramanan spoke on role of chemotherapy in brain tumor at the IMA meeting held in Porur, Chennai on the 23rd of June 2012

Dr. C.S. Mani attended a meeting on Laryngectomy  in Beijing,  from 9th to 15th April, 2012, - He gave a presentation on `Voice preservation surgery in Developing countries

Dr. Vikas Mahajan chaired a session on spyglass at MedIndia Digestive diseases in April, 2012

At ESMO Asia CME in Chennai, on 20th of April 2012, Dr.Vikas Mahajan participated in case discussion on colorectal cancer. Dr. S. Ayyappan was a panellist in MCRC symposium

`Evidence based management of locally advanced Head and Neck Cancer’ on 16th of April, 2012. Dr. S.G.Ramanan moderated the session

`Past, Present and future of Medical Oncology’ -This lecture was delivered by Dr. S.G.Ramanan at the launch meeting of Trichy Oncology Society on the 15th of April, 2012

    CME on Breast Cancer – 31.3.2012 -  at Guwahati Medical College, Assam
  • Lecture on Adjuvant and Neo Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer  –  Dr. S.G.Ramanan
  • Lecture on Breast Conservation and Sentinel node biopsy  – Dr. Vikas Mahajan
  • Lecture on Recent Advances in Breast Cancer – Dr. S.G.Ramanan
  • Panel discussion on various case scenarios – Dr. Vikas Mahajan and Dr. S.G.Ramanan.     

Update on Breast Cancer -  27.3.2012 – At Cachar Cancer Centre, Silchar, Assam 
  • Lecture on Systemic treatment of Breast Cancer – Dr. S.G.Ramanan
  • Lecture on Conventional and newer concepts in Surgery in Breast Cancer – Dr. Vikas Mahajan

Test Tailor and TreatColorectal Cancer - Lecture given at Bengaluru by Dr. S.G.Ramanan
Germ cell tumor of the testis – a 2 hour web based program was done by Dr. S.G.Ramanan, in which 9 centres across India were hooked by teleconference.
Dr Vikas – Gem Hospital at Coimbatore – Chaired a session.
3rd Asian Breast Cancer Congress at Bangalore on 3rd and 4th March 2012 -  Dr. S.G.Ramanan  took part in the panel discussion on Chemotherapy of Breast Cancer 

Dr. Mani demonstrated a Oesophagectomy  for Oesopharyngeal Cancer.

2nd and 4th March Dr. Mani went to Trichy for Oral Screening Camp.

On 25th Feb 2012, Live demonstration of APR by Dr. Ayyappan at Madurai.

On 25th Feb 2012, Dr. S.G. Ramanan gave a presentation on Recent Advances in Colorectal cancer at Mangalore.

Dr. Vikas was Panelist – Discussion on Klatskin’s tumor at Med India Hospital.

Rectal cancer update on 3rd, 4th, 5th Feb. Dr. S.G.Ramanan was in a panel discussion in the multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer and he took part in the debate on Role of Chemotherapy in Rectal Cancer.

Dr. Vikas moderated the session on colorectal liver metastasis and was chairperson on complications of surgery in rectal cancer.

Recent advances in stomach cancer at Coimbatore by Dr. Vikas Mahajan

On 11th February 2012 Dr. S. G. Ramanan was Faculty at the COPE meeting held at Cancer Institute, Adyar, This meeting aims at preparing the final year Medical Oncology students across the country to take their exams.

21st January 2012 – Best of ASH (American Society of Hematology at Cancer Institute), Adyar, where Dr. S.G.Ramanan chaired a session on Multiple Myeloma.

Dr. S.G. Ramanan was in the panel discussion on Malignant Lymphoma at the European Society of Oncology meet on 06/01/2012  in Mumbai.

BMS meeting (CME) 5th Jan 2012. Dr. S.G.Ramanan spoke on Role of TKI in CML.

Promotion of Oncology Training & Education (PROMOTE) by ICON on 18/12/2011 at Hotel GRT Regency, Kancheepuram, Introduction – An approach to cancer patient – Dr. S.G.Ramanan. He was also the Programme Director for the workshop

Digestive Endoscopy workshop 2011, 10th, 11th   and 12th December 2011 by Dr. Vikash Mahajan

Role of Nephrectomy in the ERA of TKI by Dr. Vikas Mahajan on 05.12.2011

National Symposium on Uro-Oncology at Cancer Institute, Adyar, Presentation on Bone directed therapies in metastatic carcinoma prostate by Dr. S.G. Ramanan

CME on current concepts of Surgical Oncology at Coimbatore on 27th November 2011.
  • Dr. Vikas Mahajan spoke on  Management of  Carcinoma Stomach
  • Dr. Mani spoke on` Whose responsibility is Biorepository’

Dr. S. G. Ramanan was in a panel discussion on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on 11th November 2011, Chandigarh at the Annual Meeting of Indian Society of Hematology.

Dr. Ayyappan chaired a session at Madurai Meenakshi mission for Laparoscopic Anterior Re-section in the AICOR conference.

Chemotherapy in Endometrial Cancer, AROI Chennai Chapter, by Dr. S.G.Ramanan at Hotel Accord Metropolitan, Chennai.

Chennai Surgical Oncology symposium on 10/Sep/2011 at Courtyard Marriot, Mount Road, Chennai. 

Adjuvant hormonal therapy for Breast Cancer - Dr. S.G. Ramanan

Dr. S. G. Ramanan spoke on Newer Prognostic factors at the inaugural meeting of the Trivandrum Oncology Club in September 2011.

Chemotherapy of Glioma – Lecture by Dr. S. G. Ramanan at JIPMER on 28/08/2011

Dr. S. G. Ramanan was a Faculty at the Best of ASCO Annual Meeting held at Pune  and was a panelist in Recent Advances in Breast Cancer on July 16th and 17th 2011.

Dr. Ayyappan delivered a lecture on Surgical Principles in the treatment of Soft Tissue at Malabar Cancer Centre at Telecherry on 14/05/2011

Dr. S. Ayyappan demonstrated Laproscopic Abdomino Perineal Resection at the International Conference and Live Operative Workshop, G-ROS at Pune on 30th April 2011.

Dr. Ayyappan did a proctor ship program at Ethicon Institute of Laparoscopy for students from Kerala on 16/04/2011.

Dr. S. Ayyappan gave a lecture on Limb Salvage in Osteosarcoma in Excellence in Cancer Surgery through Innovation South Zone CME of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology - 2011 hosted by Regional Cancer Centre at Thiruvananthapuam, Kerala on 10th April 2011

CRRT conducted a Surgical Oncology Clinical Orientation Programme for Post Graduates on 25.6.2011. Cases were allotted to students for discussion. Prof. Dr. Srinivasulu from MNJ, RCC, Hyderabad and Dr. Prof. Vijayakumar from KMI, Bengaluru were the invited faculties.

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A One-year oncology module for the doctors at Port Trust of India, Chennai covering the following topics was done by Dr. S.G.Ramanan.
Date of Event
7th April 2011 Approach to Cancer
10th June 2011 Breast Cancer
24th July 2011 Gynecological Malignancies
19th August 2011 Head and Neck Cancer
29th September 2011 Colon Cancer
1st October 2011 Stomach Cancer
26th December 2011 Genitourinary Cancer