Roche Diabetes Care India, DIWAS to implement educational programme on cancer for healthcare professionals

05 February 2021 | News

That equips diabetes care professional and general physicians to screen and prevent cancer

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Roche Diabetes Care India, a pioneer in innovative technologies, has partnered with Diabetes in Women Awareness Strategies (DIWAS), a non-profit organization working for girls’ and women’s health, to implement an educational programme that equips diabetes care professional and general physicians to screen and prevent cancer.

Dr Usha Sriram, Founder, DIWAS and Head, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Voluntary Health Services, Chennai, said, “By empowering physicians, diabetologists and endocrinologists with the knowledge and the tools necessary to screen, detect, make appropriate referrals, we can help to prevent cancer and partner with oncologists in this endeavour. This synergy could contribute immensely to lowering the burden of cancer in people with diabetes.”

“We are confident that our collaboration with DIWAS will help set up the integrated care for diabetes and cancer in India and help us get better clinical outcomes for cancer patients.” said Omar Sherief Mohammad, Managing Director and General Manager, RDC India.

“Roche is pleased to support DIWAS in its noble educational initiative and integrated approach to bring much needed attention and awareness of cancer risk in patients with diabetes. The programme will focus on cancer screening and prevention to benefit patients with diabetes in prevention, early detection and disease monitoring,” said Narendra Varde, Managing Director, Roche Diagnostics India and Neighbouring Markets. 


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