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Men have higher risk of brain tumor than Women: Dr. Rajshekhar

Friday - April 5, 2019 12:40 pm , Category : BHOPAL


Chances of Brain Tumor in Fit (Epilepsy) Patients are high

Bhopal, April 4, 2019: Not only in India, men are more prone to brain tumors than women worldwide. However, women have more likely possibilities of breast and other types of tumors. During this discussion with the media, Dr. Vedant Rajashekhar, Proffesor Neurosurgey CMC Vellore said in Pre conference of the 4 day 11th Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology Conference. He said that patients of fit (epilepsy) should always go through brain checkups because they have high risk of brain tumor. He also said that it is not possible to forecast the disease therefore awareness is a better way to prevent this disease.

On the first day of the conference, a live surgery and workshop was held at Bansal Hospital in which Neuro data experts conducted two live brain surgeries of brain tumors and explained the key issues associated with this surgery to the physicians participating in this conference.

On the first day of the conference, a live surgery and workshop was held at Bansal Hospital and Bhopal Memorial Hospital in which Neuro data experts conducted two brain surgery of brain tumors and explained the nuances associated with this surgery to the physicians participating in this conference.On first day of pre conference, two workshops demonstrating Advanced Neuro-Surgical Techiques for resection of Brain tumors, Radiotherapy Contouring for better radiation treatment, held at Bansal Hospital while another workshop on Molceular Neuro-Oncology workshop for hands-on training of various molecular biology techniques which are essential for guiding targeted therapy for Brain tumor at BMHRC.



First session of this pre conference held at Bansal Hospital on the subject Intra-operative Neuro-Monitoring and Live Surgery Workshop for Eloquent Cortex Tumors and Radiotherapy Contouring. Two live surgeries and case presentation held during this session. It includes Lectures by Neuro-physiologists, Neurosurgeons, IONM Simulator and live surgery. Including these Lectures on basics and contouring, Hands-on Treatment Planning Stations for various tumors as gliomas, metastasis, benign brain tumors held in workshop of Radiotherapy Contouring.

While at BHMRC workshop on Molecular Neuro-Oncology held. In this workshop Lectures on molecular Neuro-Oncology, Hands-on lab training for IF-ICC, Flow Cytometry, Dot Immune-binding assay (DIA) for proteomic markers held.

Dr Vedantam Rajasekhar, international expert of Intra-operative Neuro Monitoring and Professor Neurosurgery at CMC Vellore told the media that such technique improves the amount of tumor dispersion with maximum safety.

Dr Anusheel Munshi, senior radiation oncologist, Manipal Hospital, New Delhi, told about the Precision Based Radiotherapy and there has been significant progress in this area. Radiotherapy waves can be determined according to the size of the tumor in 3D mode. Consequently, the effect of this therapy on the nearby normal brain parenchyma becomes quite enormous.

In the molecular biology workshop, the advanced techniques of molecular biology were demonstrated by Dr. Vani Santosh, Professor in NIMHANS Bangalore. Dr. Santosh said that we all know that there is a significant difference in the medical results of those patients with similar types of tumors. The main reason for this is the difference in the Biological formation of tumors. Molecular analysis of brain tumor cells helps to isolate and target the sub-types of these tumors. It forms the basis of a new treatment method called targeted therapy. Efforts are being made to make widely available therapeutic therapy in medical science.

R&D process is not up to the mark in India than western country

Dr. Sujit Prabhu, Neurosurgeon-Scientist, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA specialist in laser therapy for brain tumors, said that certain types of tumors situated deep inside the brain, which are difficult to operate. In this type of tumor laser treatment method is very effective in which guided laser transmitted directly to the tumor after examination and laser energy is used to destroy the tumor. He said that Research and development work in India is very slow than Western country. He explained that the initial results of treatment with this technique have been very positive. However, due to the higher treatment cost this technique will take some time to make the treatment more accessible and more widely available.- Window To News