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APEX COMMITTEE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
OF CANCER INSITITUTIONS IN INDIA BY DAE

A meeting was held on 31st Aug 2001 in The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) regarding cancer institutions in India and was attended by representatives of different Organizations concerned with subject and associated with DAE. The meeting discussed the action paper on networking, R & D for development of indigenous development of equipment by K A Dinshaw, Director TMC.

As a outcome of this meeting and to achieve the set objectives, an Apex Committee was formed under 12 TH FIVE YEAR PLAN. This committee was appointed by Dr A K Kakodkar,  Chairman, DAE.
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  • Indigenous development of medical equipment & technology particulars related to radiation technology

  • Net working of institutions for clinical trials of indigenous developed protocol & procedures

  • Human resource development

  • Use of information technology & telemedicine sharing resources & networking

  • R & D initiatives with a difference

  • Apex Committee to form Task Force

  • A DAE comprehensive Research and Development Outreach Programme in Cancer

  • To Steer the overall programme in its totality for a low cost medical technology services programme.

  • To Network with a specific purpose for long term perspective

  • Tap DAE family R & D capabilities , infrastructure and put resources together for maximum benefits

  • Sharing resources and networking in the field of information technology, telemedicine, etc.,  and research
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Director Tata Memorial Centre , Mumbai
Chairperson
Director, Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
Member
Director, AMG & E & I Group, BARC, Mumbai
Member
Chief Executive, Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology, Mumbai
Member
Director, SAMEER, IIT Campus, Mumbai
Member
Joint Secretary , Dept of Health, NCCP, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi
Member
Joint secretary ( R & D), DAE , Mumbai
Member
Shri    Head TCD, BARC, Mumbai
Member Secretary

Role and Responsibilities

  • Define strategies and workable action plan after national consensus

  • Pilot [proposals in Multi-disciplinary teams

  • Sub - committees or groups to be  formed with designated leaders

  • Monitor mechanisms and project implementation within stated time frame

  • Adequate budgetary support to be made available.
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Considering the huge burden of this disease, and its magnitude, it was deemed necessary to develop programs of cancer institutions along with equipments, instruments and other infrastructural facilities, the Task Force committees will define strategies for the different identified areas.

Development of indigenous equipment/ instruments in medical radiation and remain in fore-front of  cutting edge technology
 

Indegenisation
 

No Compromise on Quality
 

Partnership / Networks
   

Developers/ Inventors
   

Users / Institutions
   

Manufacturers / Industry
 

Continuous R & D should sustain cycle of development
 

Start with single usable piece
 

Prototype for evaluation
 

Instrumentation – mechanical / engineering
 

Budget can be recycled
 

Initiate a technology momentum
 

Support / Sustain / Sell ( market)
     
Equipment
 

Teletherapy Co60  / LA Units
 

Brachytherapy Systems
 

3D Treatment planning Computers
 

Simulators
 

AERB Certification
 

Beta testing of equipment

 
Radiation field Analyzers  
     
Organization of clinical trials
 

Network all DAE funded Cancer Institutions
 

Equipment Evaluation
 

Promoting randomized Clinical Research Trials
 

Drug Trials
     
Human Resources Development
 

Address long term manpower needs
     
Training personnel
 

Radiation Oncologists
 

Medical Physicists/PRO
 

Radiation Technologists
 

Dosimetrists
 

Maintenance & Service Engineers
     
To form Task Force committees – to look into the various aspect of technology development

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Task Force Plan V –

  • CE , BRIT to formulate the Task Force _ Plan V to look in to the various aspects of Brachytherapy systems and prepare a report accordingly.

Task Force Plan VI –

  • To formulate a DAE- Clinical Trials Centre ( DAE –CTC)
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