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ICON Trust

C/o Indian Cancer Society, 74 Jerbai Wadia Road, Bhoiwada, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400012
Founded Year: 1999
Cause category: Education
Charity Bib Status: Sold Out
About NGO:

ICON is an independent not for profit organization, dedicated to the cause of cancer patient care in India. It has been working in this field since 1999. Its membership base boasts of 353 oncologists spread over 53 cities of India and countries like USA, UK, and Singapore.

Its Mission Statement includes:

  1. Aiming for better prevention and management of human cancers
  2. Fostering and encouraging cooperative clinical research in oncology at a national level.
  3. Participating in all phases of clinical research in oncology while upholding respect for individual patients.
  4. Generating data that is of high quality, ethical, complies with good clinical practices and which is acceptable to regulatory and statutory bodies /authorities.
  5. Disseminating such knowledge at local, regional, national and international levels.
  6. Promoting the development of oncology as a subspecialty

ICON has focused on clinical research, grants and fellowships, education, community and patient programs and bio-banking.

Fund Usage:

PromOTE India Campaign

The Promotion of Oncology Training and Education (PromOTE) in India Campaign is an ICON initiative undertaken to impart knowledge on Cancer Care and make family physicians/ internists partners in management of cancer patients.

Cancer incidence is rising at an alarming rate giving rise to the need for this initiative.

Developing countries are facing a 'double burden' as cancers due to infectious agents (15%) remain a problem while people are also increasingly adopting 'western' sedentary lifestyles with higher consumption of tobacco, saturated fat and calorie-dense foods, reduced physical activity, and changing reproductive patterns. Therefore this program was undertaken with a view to train doctors to enable them to diagnose and treat cancer patients at an early stage.

To Date ICON has conducted 106 meetings all over India and around 10,015 doctors have benefitted so far.

For the PromOTE India CMEs, all the participants do a pre test MCQ. These are scored. The participants also do the same MCQ questions as a post test. This documents the up gradation of their knowledge by attending the program as well as effectiveness of faculty.

Follow up consultations and queries raised by the participating doctors also show that they are benefitting from the program in the short term as well as the long term.
Ultimately this program will result in earlier detection of cancer and a larger no. of these patients being cured.

Impact:

PromOTE India Campaign

The Promotion of Oncology Training and Education (PromOTE) in India Campaign is an ICON initiative undertaken to impart knowledge on Cancer Care and make family physicians/ internists partners in management of cancer patients. This program was undertaken with a view to train doctors to enable them to diagnose and treat cancer patients at an early stage.

To Date ICON has conducted 106 meetings all over India and around 10,015 doctors have benefitted so far. Follow up consultations and queries raised by the participating doctors also show that they are benefitting from the program in the short term as well as the long term. Ultimately this program will result in earlier detection of cancer and a larger no. of these patients being cured.

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