National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research

New Delhi, India

Focus areas: Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment  

The primary mandate of NICPR is cancer prevention. In the effort to prevent and/ or reduce the burden of cancer in India, NICPR has been training healthcare providers in cancer screening. These efforts had to be accelerated in view of the current population based cancer screening mandate as declared by MoHFW by August 2016.

Under the NICPR-ECHO project a pilot program on training CHWs in a rural PHC of Gumballi in Karnataka was undertaken. 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.

Keeping the past training in cancer screening in mind, NICPR rolled out a Certificate Course in Cancer Screening Training Program for doctors, dentists, paramedical staff including nurses, ANMs, cytologists, social workers and public health professionals in 2017. 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 Certificate Program encouraged NICPR to venture into taking this training forward to specialists in the field. Thus, they have started the Advanced (Gynecology) Cancer Screening Training program. You can find out more about it here.

NICPR also has designed a program in oral cancer screening for dentists and oral surgeons, which will begin shortly. Keep track of it’s inception here.

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NICPR Cancer Screening ECHO - Certificate Program

Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment

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Dr. Ravi Mehrotra

Dr. R. Hariprasad
Roshni Babu