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1 Cancer incidence and burden 
Annual Burden of Cancer Cumulative Risk Male Female 1 in 9 1 in 8 2005 806, ,000 With control of communicable diseases Increase in life expectancy Trends in smoking Changing life style Cancer incidence and burden 

2 No Major national effort for 30 years after this
ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITIES 1936 First effort to set up a cancer hospital – appeal to King George V Memorial Fund by Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy No Major national effort for 30 years after this Dr. Reddy also responsible for including cancer in the National Health Programme in the First 5-year Plan of Govt. Of India. Govt. of India committee Concept of Regional Cancer Centre 1982 Demographic registries 1985 NCCP

3 Perception of Cancer Then Perception of Cancer now – 50 years later
1949 Dr.Reddy had to justify the need for a Cancer Hospital Cancer perceived as a disease of the Aged a fatal / incurable disease Needed only Morphine to help their way to Eternity Perception of Cancer Then Cancer a major component of the National Health Plan Most states have a Cancer Centre Today’s Slogan Cancer is preventable, curable Stress on cancer survivors & Children of survivors Perception of Cancer now – 50 years later

4 National Cancer Registry Project (ICMR), 1981 &
Other voluntary efforts Setting up of 3 Demographic Registries Bombay, Madras and Bangalore A total of 14 Demographic Registries and 5 Hospital Cancer Registries (HCR) at present under NCRP Only 3 are rural demographic registries Six Demographic Registries outside NCRP network ICMR Atlas Project – Data on cancer pattern in 82 districts from 105 centres in India. Coverage: 6.9% of the population

5 Objectives of the National Cancer Control
Programme, 1985 Objectives based on the data from the Demographic registries Primary prevention of Tobacco Related Cancers Early detection and treatment of cancer of the cervix (extended to cover cancer at accessible sites cervix, breast and oral) Enhancement of cancer treatment and control services through Regional Cancer Centres, Medical and Dental colleges. Palliative care [added in – 1989]

6 Tobacco Research Activities in India
Chennai cohort study (300,000 men, aged ≥ 25 years) 31% of total deaths due to any cancer was attributable to tobacco smoking ranging from 39% for stomach/oesophagus to 56% for lung/larynx cancers Prevalence of tobacco smoking among men aged 35 and above is estimated to be 40% Mumbai Cohort Study 150,000 persons; Tobacco habit – 57.6% women; 69.3% men, smokeless tobacco use more common than smoking Mortality rates higher for tobacco user than non-user Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) among yrs students Prevalence ranged between 59% in Bihar, 4% in Goa; 7% in Tamil Nadu and Survey not carried out in Kerala.

7 MDCCP DATA FROM TAMIL NADU STATE (Women)
Prevalence: Tobacco smoking: 3%; Tobacco chewing: 21% Age group Education Tobacco habit: with increasing age;  with increasing education Frequency of women with awareness of Cancer as a term 79.2% Curability of cancer 45.0% Cancer Trt centres 32.4% Tobacco as a hazard 56.0%

8 Legislative Action Our recommendations Anti-tobacco measures
Ban on tobacco advertisement Ban on sale of tobacco near schools and colleges Ban on smoking in public places Ban on smoking in buses, airports. etc Ban on sports promotion by tobacco companies Hazards of tobacco in school books (hygiene, preventive medicine) Monitoring of industries Our recommendations Preference to non-smokers as teachers in schools and colleges Declare cancer a “Notifiable Disease”

9 % Stage Distribution of WHO CANCER CONTROL PROJECT
CHINGLEPUT SURVEY OF CANCER Number surveyed : 10,775 Male : 3,239 Female : 4,842 Children : 2,092 Cancers detected : Oral : Cervix : Breast : Opportunistic Screening! % Stage Distribution of Carcinoma Cervix 1961 – 63 Stage Survey C.I. Early 69.57 5.76 Late 30.43 94.24 Foundation for the first ever pilot cancer control Programme – Kanchipuram 1967, WHO 1st INTERNATIONAL WHO CANCER CONTROL PROJECT KANCHIPURAM 1967

10 South Arcot District Level
Cervical cancer early detection project: Objective To integrate the screening & education programme with the states’ permanent health infrastructure and delivery system This would significantly reduce cost Trained 258 Medical officers 672 VHNs 30 Block health educators 2 cytotechnicians Setup 2 Cytology laboratories in Cuddalore and Villupuram Total women examined 59314 Cancers detected Early % Late % MOTIVATION POOR

11 Problems in the South Arcot Programme
VHN had multiple duties and received incentives for the FPP & immunization drive No incentives in cancer detection programme Fresh young women medical graduates – not confident Compliance of women to be screened – Dependant on men folk!

12 Information, Education and Health Care Intervention
IARC in collaboration with Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital, Barshi Int. Area Non Int. Area Ca Cervix % % Stage I & II

13 Major conclusions from various Indian studies
Population screening not practicable For Cervical cancer VIA recommended at present High priority and focus on Educational Programmes Serious effort to integrate screening with routine health delivery system Introduction of opportunistic screening can be considered

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15 Technologic Advances Enhanced Imaging Enhancement in Tissue diagnosis
Molecular Diagnostics

16 Enhanced Imaging For evaluation of extent of disease / tumour size and tumour spread and monitor response to therapy Ultrasound CT Scan, Spiral CT MRI, PET Implications of sophisticated Imaging Expertise in interpretation Knowledge of relative merits of diff. available techniques Increase in cost of diagnosis

17 Molecular Markers Molecular diagnostics
Prognostic & Predictive Markers Minimal Residual Disease

18 Conceptual influences in Therapeutic Oncology
Preventive Oncology : Based on natural history of evolution of disease Definition of early disease Concept of Micrometastasis Evaluation of extent of disease Introduction of multi disciplinary approach

19 Multidisciplinary approach in
Oncologic care Appreciates limitation inherent in different modalities of treatment Sequencing of different modalities Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy based on biologic needs Different in early disease and locally advanced disease

20 RESEARCH Synthesis of clinical practice studies & laboratory and
research data Essential for progress Hereditary Cancer Clinic only one of its kind in India

21 Palliative care medicine – a speciality
A major component in cancer control Facilities in India Palliative care centres, hospices, hospital based centres Domiciliary services Andhra Pradesh 1 Tamil Nadu 5 Kerala 4 Assam 1 Uttar Pradesh 1 with 50 satellite Chandigarh 1 Rajasthan 1 centers Karnataka 4 Goa 1 55% of cancers Madhya Pradesh have access to Maharashtra Palliative Care New Delhi 2 Orissa 2 Calicut Centre WHO Demo Project PAIN CONTROL

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23 INCIDENCE AND BURDEN OF CANCER$
INDIA, 2001 & 2005 Male Female M+F 2001 CIR/105 Population (In millions) New Cancer cases 72.3 534.7 386,600 84.1 499.0 419,700 78.0 1033.7 806,300 2005 576.9 443,000 539.9 469,000 1116.8 912,000 $ Estimates based on urban & rural registries Source: NCRP, ICMR Report (2004) & Individual Cancer Registry Reports

24   CIRs of Cervical & Breast cancers in India
(Urban vs Rural registries) Registry (Period) Breast Cervix Tamil Nadu Chennai ( ) Urban 24.5 24.3 Dindigul (2003) Rural 13.1 27.8 Kerala Trivandrum (2000) 26.5 8.7 Karunagapally 14.4 11.2 (93-01) Maharashtra Mumbai (2000) 21.3 11.8 Barshi ( ) 5.6 19.8 Trend of CIR of Cervical & Breast Cancers Urban India: Period Cervix Breast Cx :Brt 16.6 10.4 1:0.63 19.3 16.7 1:0.87 17.4 18.2 1:1.05 15.9 21.9 1:1.38 Trend Reversed now Source: NCRP, ICMR Report (2005) & Individual Cancer Registry Reports

25 Trend of stage distribution (%), Trivandrum, 1984-1999
1989 1994 1999 Breast 1 4.8 1.3 3.3 3.2 2 43.3 47.5 33.3 3 34.6 41.9 37.4 42.5 4 17.3 9.4 16.1 21.0 Cervix 6.3 11.1 14.4 12.7 27.4 29.6 32.1 59.4 44.5 49.5 50.9 6.9 9.9 6.5 4.2 Oral Cancer 5.7 8.7 15.6 10.6 17.8 15.8 22.4 21.1 39.7 53.3 25.6 47.2 36.8 22.2 36.3

26 Trend in survival(%) at 5 years ALL: 0-25 Years : 1970-99 : (C.I) 25.1
Age Group (%) (%) (%) OS 0-14 Yrs. 25.1 (42) 43.0 (114) 56.8 (197) 15-25 Yrs. 16.7 (6) 30.7 (57) 46.6 (73) 0-25 Yrs. 24.0 (48) 38.9 (171) 54.0 (270) RFS 35.3 (30) 55.1 (89) 62.6 (176) (3) 42.3 (39) 59.6 35.1 (33) 52.0 (128) (233)

27 Carcinoma Breast : Survival : HBCR
All cases accepted for Treatment (All stages) Cancer Institute(WIA), Chennai Period No. Overall survival (%) Disease free survival (%) 5 yr 10 yr 776 35.0 24.3 29.3 21.5 2503 49.3 35.7 44.5 31.8 1767 60.6 46.8 47.8 36.8 1558 66.3 57.3* 55.7 46.3* p-value 6604 <  <0.001  * 9 year survival

28 Testicular Germ Cell Tumour Cancer Institute, Chennai
Treatment Stage I : High Inguinal Orchidectomy - Observation Stage II-III : High Inguinal Orchidectomy - CT Role of Retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy is controversial Institution Period / Regimen No. 5 Yr. OS % Cancer Institute (All Stages) 34 30.2 (All Stages) 165 60.0 World Survival PVB (Testicular) Proc Am Soc Cli Onc 1998; 17: 525 97.0

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30 Disease profile in India
Shift from communicable to Non communicable diseases

31 Health Budget and Cancer Budget (Government of India)
% of Total outlay Health and Family Welfare 8.6% (Rs.6,283 crores) Health % (includes cancer Annual Rs.55 crores) Family Welfare % Indigenous medicine 0.18%

32 Result of advances in Technology & conceptual influences
Change in cancer scenario : Improved Survival Organ conservation Concept of cancer prevention & stress on early detection Result of advances in Technology & conceptual influences High technology involves heavy financial investment Increases cost and treatment Reduces affordability

33 Future Directions Identify individuals who have inherited or acquired defective suppressor gene Identify precursor lesions & chemoprevention Vaccine Based Strategies Predictive Medicine – Pharmacogenomics Array based methods for diagnosis, prognosis and choice of drugs for treatment


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