CReDO 2017

The Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and the National Cancer Grid of India conducted a six-day residential workshop on oncology research protocol development at Lonavala, near Mumbai between 5th and 10th February 2017, attended by 50 participants and 25 faculty (national and international).

The workshop was supported by the Tata Trusts, Mumbai, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, National Cancer Institute, USA, King’s College, London, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Indian Council of Medical Research. The Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) incorporated through the Australia and Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development (ACORD) initiative was a collaborating partner. The workshop was endorsed by the Medical Research Council - Clinical Trials Unit at University College London and Cancer Research UK and was organized under the auspices of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).

Photo Gallery 2017

Rajendra Badwe Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Christopher Booth Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Marc Buyse International Drug Development Institute, Belgium and USA
Girish Chinnaswamy Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Gary Clark Colorado, USA
Chris Frampton University of Otago, New Zealand
Durga Gadgil Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Sarbani Ghosh Laskar Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Allan Hackshaw Cancer Research UK
Sally Hunsberger National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, USA
Sadhana Kannan Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Ruth Langley MRC-Clinical Trials Unit at University College London
Vikram Mathews Christian Medical College, Vellore
Hari Menon Cytecare Hospitals, Bangalore
Mahesh Parmar MRC-Clinical Trials Unit at University College London
C S Pramesh Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Arnie Purushotham King’s College, London
Preetha Rajaraman Centre for Global Health, NCI, USA
Priya Ranganathan Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Manju Sengar Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Subir Sinha Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata
James Spicer King’s College, London
Martin Stockler University of Sydney, Australia
Ian Tannock Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
Shivakumar Thiagarajan Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Name Institute
Aditi Chaturvedi Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Akshat Malik Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Alok Goel Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Amit Janu Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Anand Raja Cancer Institute, Adayar, Chennai
Aniket Shah Kolhapur Cancer Centre
Anup Devasia Christian Medical College, Vellore
Apurva Ashok Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Ashis Patnaik AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar
Ashutosh Tondare Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Aswathy Mathew Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Atul Sharma AIIMS, New Delhi
Avinash Bonda Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Balu Mahendra Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Budhi Singh Yadav Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Caleb Harris NEIGRIHMS, Shillong
Devayani Niyogi Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Garvit Chitkara Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Gunjan Dwivedi Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Hina Shah Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Jayashree Natarajan Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Kuldeep Kumar Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna, Bihar
Lingaraj Nayak Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Madhura Dukle ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Narayana Subramaniam Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Naveena Kumar A N Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Nisha Hariharan Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad
Odaiyappan Kannappan Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Pallavi Vinarkar Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Pavan Sugoor Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Pesona Grace Lucksom Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
Poulome Mukherjee Cachar Cancer Centre, Silchar
Rajeev Kumar Cachar Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Silchar
Ramandeep Arora Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi
Satheesan B Malabar Cancer Centre
SatishM S Cancer Institute, Adayar, Chennai
Shweta Baral Bhakatpur Cancer Hospital, Nepal
Smita Asthana Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi
Smita Kayal JIPMER, Pondichery
Sonia Mathai Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India
Suma MN Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore
Swati Mittal Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata
Uday Kulkarni Christian Medical College, Vellore
Vasudev Bhat Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Venkitaraman B Cancer Institute, Adayar, Chennai
VidishaTuljapurkar Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Vikram Chaudhari Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Vincent Singh Paramanandam Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Vinod Sharma AIIMS, New Delhi
Vivek Mundale Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Feedback from participants
“I wanted to express my gratitude and thanks to everyone for the wonderful workshop and this opportunity to learn. I learnt and did things which I didn’t think I was capable of” - Garvit Chitkara, Tata Memorial Centre
“I believe this workshop will definitively have an impact on my approach to medicine and research attitude” - Odaiyappan Kannappan, Tata Memorial Centre
“Thank you for an excellent workshop. It was a unique learning experience. The concept of a healthy mix of Indian and international faculty was a great idea! It made the protocol extremely doable and still strong enough to stand to scrutiny in an international arena” - Nisha Hariharan, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad
“The memories of the workshop and all the encouraging words of the wonderful faculty members are still lingering in my mind. Thank you for this phenomenal opportunity” - Madhura Dukle, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
“CReDO was truly a beautiful experience- in terms of knowledge gained and concepts cleared but more importantly in terms of the inspiration. There is so much possibility and so much to be done. Thank you for opening up a whole new world for all of us” - Devayani Niyogi, Tata Memorial Centre
“Thanks a lot for the wonderful workshop. It was indeed a great experience, came back with a lot of positive notes - I have started to disseminate the efficacy of this workshop with my colleagues” - M S Satish, Cancer Institute, Adayar
“Thank you so much for the amazing workshop. Indeed a great learning experience” - Swati Mittal, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata
Feedback from faculty
“I am privileged to be part of CReDO. This year was, as we would say of French wines, “un grand cru”. Wonderful atmosphere, very engaged group, great projects. What a pleasure it was to spend a week with such smart and committed individuals.” - Marc Buyse, International Drug Development Institute
“It was wonderful to be with you all and I wish I could have stayed longer. The quality of both faculty and participants was outstanding” - Soumya Swaminathan, Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research
“The whole week was an absolute privilege to be involved with, and perfectly organised at every step. You have created something that will really make a difference” - James Spicer, Kings College, London
“The meeting, as always, was very well organized - I always learn a lot more than I contribute at these meetings.“ - Vikram Mathews, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
“All aspects of the organization were superb, including selection of candidates, organization of the program with lectures and small group discussions, and the logistics of travel and accommodation. I have participated in multiple ASCO-supported clinical methods workshops in United States (Vail), Europe (Flims) and Australia (ACORD), and I am happy to report that despite less resources in India, the knowledge, quality and enthusiasm of the participating young oncologists was equal or greater to those attending the above courses. This bodes well for increasing clinical cancer research in India and the surrounding developing countries, where the cancer problem is enormous. Given the large population it will facilitate answering important clinical problems more quickly as research infrastructure mature” - Ian Tannock, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada