14 October 2020 | News
Dr D’Çruz is the first Indian Oncologist directly elected by member organizations at UICC
Dr Anil D’Cruz, Director, Oncology Services, Apollo Cancer Centres, Mumbai, is the first Indian Oncologist directly elected as, President at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC, Geneva). Dr D’Cruz has been on the board of directors of the UICC 2012 -2018 and was elected as President-Elect in October 2018.
The UICC is the largest and most influential cancer organization globally that works closely with WHO and other global cancer and economic bodies and has a membership of 1200 organizations from over 172 countries.
As a well-recognized global leader, clinician, researcher and teacher in Head and Neck Oncology, Dr. Anil K. D’Cruz brings with him over 30 years of experience in the field of cancer care. He succeeds HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan to the post and is the first Indian Oncologist to lead this global body.
Dr Dcruz has held leadership positions and is on the board of numerous professional organizations, universities, research organisations and cancer institutions across the country and abroad. His landmark contribution on the management was neck nodes in oral cancer was awarded the prestigious plenary at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 2015. The findings of this study form the basis of current global guidelines on this topic. Furthermore, Dr. D’Cruz is on the Editorial Board of many reputed national and international journals. He had also instrumental in the initiation of the first Mch. super specialty course in head neck oncology in the country.