Community-Led Cancer Prevention Programme – 3rd Team Meeting

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The meeting on the ongoing feasibility study took place on February 19, 2024, at 12:30 PM in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

Key participants included Prof. Thavam Thambipillai, General Surgeon; Prof. R. Surenthirakumaran, Dean of Medicine; and Dr. B. Balagobi, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Urological Surgeon.

Dr. S. Kumaran, Coordinator of the Centre for Digital Epidemiology; Dr. S. Gobishangar, Head and Senior Lecturer in Surgery; Dr. S. Raguraman, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Obstetrician; Dr. G. Sritharan, Consultant Oncology Surgeon; and Dr. M. Thanuja, Gynecologic Oncologist, were present, while other team members attended.

Highlights included Dr. Kumaran’s overview of the feasibility work, emphasizing community benefits and project integration. Dr. B. Balagobi discussed a cancer screening workshop, and Prof. Surenthirakumaran proposed tracking screening details.

The discussion covered existing screening facilities, Dr. Thanuja explained cervical screening steps, and concerns about awareness in Northern villages were shared. Prof. Thambipillai emphasized the synergy of future results for impactful screening.

The meeting concluded with group photos, marking the day’s significance.