Posts made in March, 2016

Shave Your Head To Save Lives!

Shave Your Head To Save Lives!

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TED Videos on Cancer

TED Videos on Cancer
March 20, 2016

It is well known that TED ( is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talk. Most of the lectures are focused on Technology, Entertainment and Design, and hence known as TED lectures.

We rounded up all the best TED lectures on cancer. These videos range from innovation in cancer research, riveting stories from cancer survivors and even ingenious approach about fighting cancer with Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi!

There are a total of 26 videos in this collection. Checkout these powerful and informative collection!

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The council of dads

A test that finds 3x more breast tumors, and why it's not available to you

The best gift I ever survived

Fighting cancer with dance

Can we eat to starve cancer?

A new strategy in the war on cancer

The potential of regenerative medicine

Meet the future of cancer research

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Collaboration with NCI

Collaboration with NCI
March 4, 2016

Cancer Institute and the Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA, will collaborate on research, following a memorandum of understating signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama last June.

According to NCI’s Director Edward Trimble that NCI is looking at learning from the institute’s experiences in implementing training for healthcare workers in early detection and screening.

The institute is currently developing an Elisa test which would provide more specificity in identifying pre-cancerous lesions. With the results being provided within a few hours, the patient would also undergo further treatment if necessary immediately.

Dr. Shanta expressed “Many of the personalised care (procedures) reach only five per cent of the population. But in a country with limited resources we need procedures that can reach a large population.”

Let us hope that the collaboration between Cancer Institute and NCI results in new innovations in prevention of cancer.

Read the full story in The Hindu.

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Sivakamiyin Sabatham

Sivakamiyin Sabatham
February 27, 2016

Cañada College Theater
4200 Farm Hill Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94061 [ Map ]
CIF hosted a fundraising Tamil play of the epic novel Sivakamiyin Sabatham by Amarar Kalki.

The play was staged by Abirami Fine Arts. It was a huge production with 40+ actors, live music, dance & fight sequences, and colorful costumes & props. The grand production brought ancient Pallava-Chalukya period of Tamil Nadu to life on stage!

The event was a great success and was extremely well received. We have received many positive feedback about the program.

Please checkout the promotional materials, synopsis of Sivakamiyin Sabatham, and photos from the show.

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