NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH

NOIDA - 201301


(Established in 1979)

  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CANCER   PREVENTION AND RESEARCH

Publications

Phone: 0120 -2446900
Fax: 0120 -2579473
Email : directoricpo@icmr.org, directornicpr@icmr.org.in.in
Website :  http://www.nicpr.res.in
Scope of Activities:

Situated at NOIDA in Uttar Pradesh, the Institute (NICPR) conducts research on common prevalent cancers in India (uterine cervix, breast and oral cavity).

MANDATE

  • Multidisciplinary high quality research on major cancers of the country with special reference to cancers of uterine cervix, breast and oral cavity.
  • Promote clinico-epidemiological cancer research to determine social, environmental and genetic factors underlying the high prevalence of these cancers in the country.
  • Undertake research for the development of preventive and therapeutic approaches for prevention/diagnosis of cancer in community settings.
  • Community intervention studies for major cancers through health system research with emphasis on primary and secondary prevention.
  • Augment human resource development in various specialties of oncology through formal and informal training courses and related academic programs.
  • Provide specialized diagnostic referral services.

Services Provided/Facilities

  1. Health Promotion Clinic (HPC)The health promotion clinic was started in Feb 2014 at NICPR. It functions from Monday to Friday.
    Objectives of the Clinic
    • To screen for preventable cancers like oral, breast and cervix.
    • To evaluate the screen positive individuals for confirmation of precancer/cancer.
    • Referral of appropriate patients to the tertiary care centre for further evaluation and treatment.
    • Pap Test 
  2. Institute provides Pap test facility to patients of District Hospital, Sai Sansthan, ESI, National Institute of Homeopathy, AB Foundation, CGHS dispensaries across Noida and Lok Nayak Hospital of Delhi.

  3. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)
  4. This facility is provided at NICPR and the clinic functions from Monday to Friday.

  5. Community outreach activities

    Camps are being organised on regular basis for cervical and breast cancer screening. 

  6. Breast clinic on every Friday in collaboration with Department of Surgery, AIIMS.
  7. Oncology clinic on every Monday in collaboration with Department of Radiotherapy, BRAIRCH, AIIMS.
  8. Developed an Indian specific cancer portal “India Battles Cancer” for general public
  9. To provide comprehensive information on prevalent cancers in our country. (http://www.cancerindia.org.in)

  10. NICPR is the Cancer Prevention HUB for Project ECHO (Extension for community Healthcare Outcomes). 

This entails incorporating cancer screening programs using the ECHO model to improve capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations.

International Recognition:

  • WHO HPV referral laboratory for HPV Genotyping and Serology.
  • WHO-FCTC Global Knowledge Hub for Smokeless Tobacco Products- (SLT-KH).

Scientific Collaborations

  • MOU with NCI, AIIMS and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute (RGCI), New Delhi.
  • Human Resource Development :

    The Institute has been engaged in HRD activities in the form of in-service training, summer training, MSc. project dissertation and Ph.D programmes. The training is imparted in the field of Molecular Genetics, Molecular Oncology, Cytology and Biostatistics / Epidemiology.
    Major Achievements:

    • National Referral centre for HPV.
    • Developed a simple magnified visual device with light source for an easy inspection of cervix in the field.
    • First to establish that in India HPV prevalence in cervical cancer is the highest (98%) and HPV 16 is the type exclusively high (~ 90%).
    • Developed cost effective molecular methods for screening and typing “high-risk” HPVs.
    • Identified a novel tumour suppressor gene site (D5S406 locus) on chromosome # 5 in precancerous and cancerous lesions of uterine cervix.
    • Elucidated the biological behaviour of cervical precancerous lesions.

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