Samiksha: Cancer analysis goes digital…

Science Media Communication Cell (SMCC), CSIR-NIScPR


Bengaluru-based National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), an autonomous institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), with an objective to sustain and develop a national research database on cancer and other non-communicable diseases is actively involved in planning, direction, development, coordination, and evaluation of a national programme of cancer surveillance. This noble objective is achieved through a web-based assessment and analysis tool called “Cancer Samiksha.”

Yes, you heard it right! This digital tool is actively involved in cancer analysis in India based on data derived from the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP).

Before we begin with what NCRP is all about, let us dive into the world of cancer. What is the reason for its spread and prevalence these days? Different medical experts give their opinions. Some say it is due to the growing life expectancy, the reason being that…read more on NOPR