International conference of oncologists wraps up

RATNANAGAR, CHITWAN: An international conference of oncologists held in Chitwan has concluded on Saturday, stressing on the need of enhancing the cancer treatment through the maximum utilisation of the resources and technology available in Nepal.

The three-day conference, which had started on November 2, concluded. “Since the world-class cancer treatment technology and procedures were not available in Nepal like in other countries, the available resources and technology should be best utilised for this purpose,” said Dr Umesh Nepal, the secretary of the conference organising committee.

Foreign specialists had presented 50 research papers including 20 working papers in the conference. There was live demonstration of the cancer operation technology used by the Cancer Hospital in Chitwan.

The conference was organised by the SAARC Federation of Oncologist, Nepal. The conclusions of the conference would be issued as a declaration paper later on after carrying out a review, the organisers said.

According to Dr Nepal, some changes have been made in the process of treating cancer of the oesophagus in Nepal as per the suggestions given by the specialists participating in the conference.

"An outline has been made for treatment in the first phase, second phase and third phase of the oesophageal cancer as operation, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are done simultaneously," he added.

Around 300 oncologists and specialists from Nepal, India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Canada, Turkey and America had taken part in the conference.