TOP STORY – Critical care vital for outcome of cancer treatment: OCCS President

Published : 24 August, 2023

Cancer patients are a special group of patients who need specialised ICU care. The quality of ICU care or critical care can make a big difference in determining the outcome of cancer treatment or life expectancy of patients. This was stated by Dr Parveen Kaur Consultant and Head MICU, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute (RGCI) and President of newly founded Onco Critical Care Society (OCCS). With a view to promote education and research in the field of onco critical care as a specialty, the first annual conference on Onco Critical Care was organised by Onco Critical Care Society in collaboration with RGCI on 4th August. The conference witnessed participation from experts in the field drawn from leading hospitals such as Tata Memorial Hospital (Mumbai), Apollo Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Medanta Hospital and other prominent hospitals.The official journal of OCCS “Onco Critical Care” was also launched on the occasion.

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Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre is today counted amongst Asia’s premier exclusive cancer centres that offer unique advantage of cutting edge technology, put to use by renowned super specialists. This potent combination of man and machine ensures world-class cancer care to not only patients from India, but also from the neighboring SAARC countries and others.

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