Mumbai: Tata Memorial Hospital has established a national cancer grid, which will link all the existing and proposed cancer centres, aiming to create uniform standard of treatment for patients across the country.
According to Tata Memorial Hospital director Dr Rajendra A Badwe, So far, 27 centres have joined the grid.
Once the grid takes a final shape, all-out efforts will be made to provide uniform treatment to all, said Dr Badwe, adding, the grid would also work towards ensuring adequate manpower for the treatment.
The grid is also expected to provide a network for seamless exchange and integration of research and treatment data among the organizations.
“The emphasis on research would be especially on those types that are prevalent in India, such as the wide range of oral cancer,” said Dr Badwe. [Source: ToI]