NCID 2012 interview with Rajendra Badwe
February 1, 2013
Dr Rajendra Badwe
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
Cost effective care and the state of oncology in India
Dr Rajendra Badwe talks about the implementation of standard guidelines and making cancer care more cost effective in India. Guidelines need to translate across borders and be tailored to specific infrastructures. Due to financial difficulties in India, cancer care is made affordable by not using recently developed drugs and investigating further uses of older drugs. Dr Badwe also discusses screening in India and the need for solid guidelines before serious implementation of programmes.
These are interviews with key participants of the National Cancer Institutes Directors Meeting organized annually by the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. The interviews were produced by eCancer.