CReDO 2018

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 4th and 9th March 2018, attended by 57 participants (including 4 observers) and 28 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).

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Ajay Aggarwal Clinical Oncologist and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s College, London
Christopher Booth Medical Oncologist and Health Services Researcher at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Marc Buyse Founder, International Drug Development Institute and CluePoints, Belgium and USA
Girish Chinnaswamy Associate Professor in Paediatric Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Chris Frampton Professor of Biostatistics, University of Otago, New Zealand
Durga Gadgil Consultant, Tata Memorial Research Administrative Council
Allan Hackshaw Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics at University College London, and Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre
Avijit Hazra Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata,
Sally Hunsberger Mathematical Statistician, Biostatistics Research Group, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, USA
Ruth Langley Medical Oncologist, Medical Research Council – Clinical Trials Unit at University College London
Marie-Cecile Le Deley Associate Professor of Biostatistics at University Paris-Sud / Paris-Saclay and Head of the Biostatistics and Methodology Unit of Oscar Lambret Cancer Centre
Indranil Mallick Senior Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
Vikram Mathews Professor and Head of the Department of Haematology, Christian Medical College, Vellore.
Lisa Meier McShane Acting Associate Director for the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, U.S. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Usha Menon Head of the Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, Department of Women’s Cancer at University College London and Consultant Gynaecologist at University College Hospital, London.
C S Pramesh Professor, Thoracic Surgery and Co-ordinator, National Cancer Grid of India
Shankar Prinja Associate Professor of Health Economics at the PGIMER School of Public Health, Chandigarh, India
Arnie Purushotham Professor of Breast Cancer at King’s College London and Director of King’s Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Preetha Rajaraman U.S. Health Attaché for India and Regional Representative for South Asia in the Office of Global Affairs/Office of the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Priya Ranganathan Professor of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Manju Sengar Professor, Adult hematolymphoid disease management group, Medical Oncology and Officer-in-charge, Clinical Research Secretariat, Tata Memorial Centre
Sudha Sivaram Chief of the Public Health, Networks and Research branch at the Center for Global Health at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Jeff Sloan Professor of Biostatistics and Oncology Professor of Health Science Research Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
James Spicer Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine, King’s College London, and Consultant in Medical Oncology, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals London, UK
Martin Stockler Professor of Oncology and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Sydney and Oncology Co-Director at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Shivakumar Thiagarajan Assistant Professor, Head and Neck surgical oncology, Tata Memorial Centre
Jack Welch Senior advisor to the US National Cancer Institute's Center for Global Health



Abhishekh B.

JIPMER, Pondichery


Akash Agarwal

Dr RML Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow


Ameya Puranik

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Anupama Rajanbabu

Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kochi


Aparna Iyer

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Arunangshu Ghoshal

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Ashwin Desouza

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Avipsa Das

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Badira Cheriyalinkal Parambil

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Bharat Chandrakant Nandu

P D Hinduja Hospital , Mumbai


Bonala Sreenivasa Rao

SVIMS Cancer Center, Tirupati


B V Subramanian

SVIMS Cancer Center, Tirupati


Chandana Adhikarla

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Chandran Nallathambi

Tata Medical Center, Kolkata


Christina Malichewe

Muhimbili University Of Health And Allied Sciences, Tanzania


Deepika Singh Saraf

Indian Council Of Medical Research, New Delhi


Gaurav Prakash

PGIMER, Chandigarh


Geetha Muthath

Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery


Hari Sankaran

Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kochi


Helen Kamei

Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute (Regional Cancer Center), Guwahati


Jayachandran Pk

Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai


Joseph Del Paggio

University Of Toronto


Kalasekhar V.S 

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Limalemla Jamir

Indian Institute Of Public Health - PHFI


Litika Vermani

Cachar Cancer Hospital, Silchar, Assam


Luisa Bonilla

University Health Network, Toronto


Malu Rafi

Regional Cancer Center, Trivandrum


Meetakshi Gupta

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Nandini Vallath

Tata Trusts, Mumbai


Niju Pegu

Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute (Regional Cancer Center), Guwahati


Nikita Mehra

Cancer Institute (WIA), Adayar, Chennai.


Nita Radhakrishnan

SSPH & Post Graduate Teaching Institute, Noida


Pragnya Chigurupati

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Prasad Tanawade

Kolhapur Cancer Centre


Praveen Ravishankaran

Cachar Cancer Hospital And Research Centre, Silchar, Assam


Priyamvada Gupta

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Raajit Chanana

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Revathy Krishnamurthy

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Richa Ashok Bansal

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Sajith Babu Thavarool

Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery


Samarpita Mohanty

 Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Sanjeeva Gunasekera

National Cancer Institute, Sri Lanka


Saurabh Sharma

Indian Council Of Medical Research


Sheetal V Kulkarni

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Smitha C Saldanha

Kidwai Cancer Institute, Bangalore


Sumsum P Sunny

Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore


Sunu Lazar Cyriac

University Health Network, Toronto


Swaratika Majumdar

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Ujwala Prakash Wakpaijan

Cancer Institute (WIA), Adayar, Chennai


Umesh Jayarajah

Ministry Of Health, Sri Lanka


Vandana Agarwal

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai


Vandana Bharadwaj

St Johns National Academy Of Health Sciences, Bangalore


Yasir Jeelani Samoon

Christian Medical College, Vellore


Anju Joseph

 Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore


Rama Ranganathan

Cancer Institute (WIA), Adayar, Chennai


Kunal Oswal

Tata Trusts, Mumbai


Rishav Kanodia

Tata Trusts, Mumbai

"A fantastic workshop, where participants and faculty all have a wonderful time and much is learnt by all." - Chris Frampton
“A beautifully organized meeting…. A socially and intellectually stimulating week…” - James Spicer
“Thank you for another beautifully-run, intellectually-stimulating and uplifting week” - Martin Stockler
“Congratulations to all the organizing team and faculty for a very successful event. Excellent group of participants again” - Allan Hackshaw
“A memorable experience for a lifetime….” - Ujwala Wakpaijan, Cancer Institute, Adayar
“Had a wonderful time…Very well organized….” - Geetha Muttath, Malabar cancer Centre, Thalassery
“Great workshop, excellent academics…. I learnt so much from my mentors…” B Sreenivasa Rao, SVIMS, Tirupati
“A very meticulously planned workshop covering all the important topics” - Sheetal Kulkarni, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
“A very engaging and interactive workshop…” - Kunal Oswal, Tata Trusts
“Thanks to the organizing team at CReDO for the workshop and the hospitality…Going back having learnt ‘life skills’ to survive in the research world…. Wonderful experience…” - Nita Radhakrishnan. SSPH&PGTI, Noida.
“The experience has certainly been an enriching one and I have learnt several research concepts anew and unlearnt a few things I thought I knew before. “ - Smita Saldanha, Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore
“It was really a great learning process during that 1 week. More than the science, I think there was lot of practical aspects also that was learned. Things like the long term commitment and dedication for fruitful research, how to critically analyse clinically meaningful data, importance of developing a habit of publication, and importance of team work in research were just a few of the major learning points. Hope I would be able to carry forward what I learned there, to the future also in a positive way. You people have really done a great work, and please make sure it continues in the future, since the impact it can create to science and research in India is immense.” - Sunu Lazar Cyriac, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto