The Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center's Fourth Annual Cancer Congress (ICC22) Brings Latest Cancer Care Research to South Asia


Janakpurdham, Nepal, April 16, 2022 – The Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center (BTFCC) hosted its Fourth Annual Cancer Congress on April 16, bringing together scientists and healthcare workers to share the latest findings in cancer care. This educational meeting had the goal of improving the care of cancer patients in South Asia by educating cancer care providers about the latest developments in the field, and their applications in the local context.


The agenda included a breast cancer session, several general oncology sessions, an abstract session, a keynote address on communication, and the award ceremony. Various national and international speakers presented their studies on different key cancer topics. Physicians, MBBS practitioners and paramedics in the field of cancer care attended the conference.


“This conference is an important way for leaders in cancer care to share the latest research and advances to improve cancer care in South Asia. “We appreciate the hard work of everyone who shared a paper at this congress, and we encourage others to submit to our medical journal throughout the year. It helps us to disseminate research beyond those who can attend the conference, and there is no fee to submit.”

– Dr. Binay Shah, President Binaytara Foundation


Among the eight abstracts and three case studies presented during the abstract session, one of the presenters was selected and offered the Young Scientist Award. The Young Scientist award was presented to Dr. Nirajan Subedi from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for the abstract “Post-Operative Pancreatitis as a Predictor of Post-Operative Pancreatic Fistula in Patients Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a University Hospital in Nepal.” This paper was presented at the conference. The award of NPR 10000 was sponsored by Nepal Cancer Education Foundation (NCEF).


BTFCC also celebrated the hard-work and dedication of its staff in improving patient care. The Staff of the Year award was presented to Mrs. Ruchika Shrestha for her hard work and dedication to improving patient care. Mrs. Shrestha has been working with the BTFCC since its inception in December 2018. She communicates well with patients and their families to understand their socio-economic aspects while also making them feel comfortable emotionally, which strengthens the bond between patient and care professionals. She manages and teaches new nursing staff, contributing to better coordination.


About Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center:

Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center is a 25-bed hospital offering medical oncology, surgical oncology, head & neck oncosurgery, ENT surgery, colorectal surgery, GI surgery, general and laparoscopic surgery, chemotherapy, pathology, histopathology, radiology services in Janakpurdham, Nepal. In April 15, 2022 groundbreaking ceremony was held announcing the construction of 100-bed Cancer Center (1st phase of 200-bed hospital) in Janakpurdham by the end of 2025.


About Binaytara Foundation:


Binaytara Foundation is a global cancer non-profit dedicated to improving access to cancer care in the United States and abroad through education and innovative program models that break down barriers and advance best practices in hematology and oncology. Binaytara Foundation’s major projects include hematology and oncology conferences, and the establishment of a cancer hospital in Nepal.

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