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SOA varsity researcher Mohanty attends world Oncology Congress

Bhubaneswar, Oct 17: Oral cancer being the thrust area at the SOA University-run Institute of Dental Sciences, its Dean Prof. Neeta Mohanty was invited as a speaker at the World Congress on Advances in Oncology and International Symposium on Molecular Medicine at Athens recently.

Prof Mohanty, who was the only speaker from India in the conference, spoke on her research titled “Establishing fascin as a key regulator in oral cancer metastasis.”

“The conference, which ended on October 8 last, brought together experts in Oncology and Molecular Medicine from all over the world to exchange notes on latest advances in these fields. It was a very good exposure on how researchers in the world have progressed,” she said.
The conference was organized by the Spandidos Publications, publishers of international journals on oncology.

Prof. Mohanty’s presentation involved research work conducted at the SOA  University in collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences and D.Y.Patil Vidyapeeth.

The SOA University recently launched an ambitious project involving experts and health care workers to comprehensively address the scourge of oral cancer in the state.

A part of the University’s corporate social responsibility involving identification of vulnerable groups, spread of awareness and advice on life style modification, the project would also focus on implementation of early diagnostic techniques and comprehensive treatment plan for the cancer-affected.

Oro-dental specialists, community medicine experts, nursing personnel, social workers, NGOs, scores of volunteers and a group of hard core researchers would be involved in the project.

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