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Erin cares.


See that little mountain of medical supplies – Lymphedema sleeves, bandages, stethoscopes and so on? They are donated with love by someone who cares. Dr Erin Springer of Yale New Haven Hospital was planning to visit Pallium India; but had a visa problem and could not make it. She decided to contribute anyway. She collected… Read More

Actor turns advocate at IAPCON, Hyderabad

“Despite being able to afford the best medical care, my mother endured a lot of pain for seven years due to various health complications,” says Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. “Not a single doctor came to us and told us that there was an option for us in palliative care.” Shri Nagarjuna was addressing palliative care enthusiasts at… Read More

Scholarships are now available!

The Indo American Cancer Association and John and Editha Kapoor Charitable Foundation, in association with Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences, are offering scholarships to practising doctors and nurses, who are interested in learning fundamentals of Palliative Care. The scholarships are offered for courses conducted at Trivandrum, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Mumbai. The scholarships are… Read More

Congratulations, Poonam. We are proud of you.

The highest academic body of doctors in India in the field of childcare, the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, has recognised Ms Poonam Bagai, the founder of CanKids, by their annual award. Ms Poonam Bagai also serves as Pallium India’s Vice Chairman. Poonam, a cancer survivor, founded the organization CanKids, which now has established services all… Read More

Congratulations, Dr Nandini. No one deserves it more!

Dr. Nandini Vallath wins the 2015 Cancer Aid Society Palliative Care Award for Excellence and Leadership in the SAARC region for taking away a significant chunk of suffering in our vast country. Cancer Aid Society is an India-based non-governmental organization working on a variety of areas including palliative care, advocacy, tobacco control, and disease prevention, and… Read More

GCRI honors Dr Rajagopal

The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI), a newly declared “State Cancer Centre”, is a pioneering institution in pain management where, in the 1970s, Dr M. T. Bhatia started a pain management program. On Feb 21, 2015, GCRI honored our Chairman, Dr M. R. Rajagopal, with the T. B. Patel award.

What can be more important than relieving pain?

“What can be more important than relieving pain?”, asks Ms Harmala Gupta in the Times of India on 10 February 2014. She goes on to say, “The amended NDPS Bill 2013 is now awaiting passage in Parliament. It was listed on the agenda of the last session of Parliament but unfortunately, due to the repeated… Read More

Resources related to palliative care in Breast Cancer

In connection with World Cancer Day, Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) writes to inform us about three open access resources: Supportive care during treatment for breast cancer Supportive care after curative treatment for breast cancer (survivorship care) Supportive and palliative care for metastatic breast cancer