National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research

New Delhi, India


Focus areas: Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment  

The primary mandate of National Institute of Cancer Prevention (NICPR) is cancer prevention. In the effort to prevent and/ or reduce the burden of cancer in India, NICPR has been building the capacity of healthcare providers in the area of cervical, breast and oral cancer screening.

These efforts had to be accelerated in view of the current population based cancer screening mandate of MoHFW that was announced in August 2016.

Under the NICPR-ECHO project a pilot program on training CHWs in a rural PHC of Gumballi in Karnataka was undertaken in 2015. The CHWs were trained in-person for 3 days in capacity building for cancer screening, followed by virtual hand-holding through the ECHO model, while the CHWs engaged in screening of the community.

In addition, NICPR has trained medical doctors from the state of Tripura and Cancer Research Institute in Dehradun, AYUSH doctors from All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), Delhi in the past.

With this expertise in cancer screening training, NICPR rolled out a Certificate Course in Cancer Screening Training Program. We started with the Virtual Beginner’s Cancer Screening Training Program for doctors, dentists, paramedical staff including nurses, ANMs, cytologists, social workers and public health professionals in 2017. It was a 20 weeks course and was conducted between Sep 7, 2017 through Jan 25, 2018. Fifty-eight participants were enrolled, including two international participants. The program included didactics, case presentations, scientific research publications, videos on techniques/ procedures etc. to assist in the basic understanding of cancer screening and how to roll out population based screening for cancer.

You may learn more about the Beginner’s Cancer Screening Training Program here.

The success of this virtual Certificate Program encouraged NICPR to venture into an “advanced” level of training for gynecologists (cervical & breast) and dentists (oral). We conducted the Advanced (Gynecology) Cancer Screening Training program (ACSTP-G) between Apr 5, 2018 to July 5, 2018 (14 weeks). Learn more about the upcoming batch of the program here.

NICPR also has launched an Advanced Cancer Screening Training Program in oral cancer screening (ACSTP-O) for dentists and oral surgeons, which will begin shortly. Track the program here.

Keeping in mind the demands of our participants, we have now streamlined our Cancer Screening Training Program for Medical officer (CSTP-MO) and CHWs (CSTP-CHW).

We’ve also added a hands-on workshop component in order to fill the gap in upskilling the participants in cancer screening. These are conducted several times a year on need basis.

The complete list of courses in the offering are listed as below:

Sl. #

Course Name

Dates

Eligibility

1

ACSTP-O

Aug 16, 2018 – Nov 15, 2018 (Thursdays 3-4 pm)

Dentists, oral surgeons, Community Health Specialists involved in oral cancer screening.

2

CSTP-MO

Sep 25, 2018 – Jan 18, 2019 & Feb 19, 2019 to May 21, 2019 (Tuesdays 3-4 pm)

Medical Officers (Public and private sector)

3

CSTP-CHW

(in Hindi)

Nov 14, 2018 – Feb 20, 2019  (Wednesdays 3-4 pm)

Staff nurses, LHVs, ANMs, MPWs, ASHAs etc.

4

ACSTP-G

Jan 10, 2019 – Apr 11, 2019 (Thursdays 3-4 pm)

Gynecologists

Any queries on these courses and workshops may be obtained by visiting our website: http://nicpr.res.in/imp_det/about_echo.php or by writing to us at nicprecho@gmail.com

 

 

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Active Clinics @ NICPR


NICPR-ECHO's Virtual Advanced Cancer Screening Training Program for Dentists (ACSTP-O)

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Hub Experts
Dr. R. Hariprasad
Coordinators
Roshni Babu
Coordinator

NICPR-ECHO's Cancer Screening Training Program for Medical Officers (CSTP-MO)

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Hub Experts
Dr. R. Hariprasad




Completed Clinics @ NICPR


NICPR Cancer Screening ECHO - Certificate Program

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. Ravi Mehrotra

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Coordinators
Shailendra
IT
Roshni Babu
Coordinator

NICPR ECHO's Advanced Cancer Screening Training Program

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. Ravi Mehrotra

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Coordinators
Prashant Pillai
Senior Project Executive
Roshni Babu
Coordinator

Basic Cancer Screening Training Program - Cohort 2

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Hub Experts
Dr. R. Hariprasad

Cancer Screening- Gumballi PHC Pilot

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Hub Experts
Roshni Babu

Cancer Screening- AIIA & Himalayan Institute

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Hub Experts
Roshni Babu

Beginner's Cancer Screening Training Program- Cohort 1 (BCSTP-1)

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Hub Experts
Roshni Babu

Advanced Cancer Screening Training Program for Gynaecologists (ACSTP-G1)

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Hub Experts
Roshni Babu

ECHO NICPR NDDTC Clinic

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment


Schedule
Led by

Dr. Y. Balhara
Hub Experts
Roshni Babu