JN Medical College AMU to Use New Technique for Early Diagnosis of Cancer
The Department of Pathology, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University has come up with a new technique of diagnosing cancer at an early stage with authentic results. The technique was made public in a lecture organized by the Department of Medicine for the benefit of faculty members of Jawaharlal Nehru medical College. Prof. Vena Maheshwari and Prof. Rana Sherwani spoke about the advantages and procedure of this technique.
Prof. Vena Maheshwari, Chairman, Department of Pathology said that the main reason for death due to cancer has been delay in appropriate or correct diagnosis. If cancer is detected in an early stage, the life can be saved with available treatment. But unfortunately most of the patients come to medical college in advance stage. Prof. Maheshwari said that newer modalities are now available to detect cancer in early stages. The most reliable technique is Immunohistochemistry (IHC). She said the facility was not available in the department and the patients were referred to Delhi for final diagnosis, that caused delay and suffering to the patient. Now the final diagnosis can be made at JNMC saving time to patients and ultimately providing them appropriate
treatment from the very beginning. Further, the technique also helped in the improvement of treatment modalities.
More than 60 faculty members of different departments attended the lecture. Prof. M. H. Beg, Dean, Faculty of Medicine presided over the function. Prof. Ashraf Malik, Principle and CMS along with other senior faculty members graced the occasion.