Dr. Sadanand P. Sardeshmukh
It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming one and all on behalf of Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Trust’s (BSDT’s) Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre (ICTRC) located at Wagholi, Pune.
Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan trust was established by my father, Revered. Shri. Prabhakar Sardeshmukh Maharaj in 1954 with a vision to serve the mankind. He has guided us to study, thoughtfully implement the basic principles of our ancient and traditional knowledge and compliment it with today’s advanced technology for better results. The Cancer Research Project was started in 1994 at BSDT, Wagholi under the guidance of Revered Shri. Prabhakar Sardeshmukh Maharaj. I was fortunate to work under his guidance and got teamed up with an eminent personality, Dr. Arvind Kulkarni, who has always been a strong support for this institute.
ICTRC has been successfully organizing International Conferences on ‘Ayurved for Cancer’ after every five years since 1997. This is the Vth International Conference on Ayurved for Cancer and we take the pleasure to host it at our own institute. We are honoured to have received the encouragement and support from the esteemed Tata Trusts for our Cancer Research Centre. They have generously funded us for the “Panchakarma Hospital for Cancer”, the present venue of this Conference. The Tata Trusts have also funded for Cancer Research projects, giving relief and treatment to numerous needy cancer patients.
This year too, ICTRC took a special initiative to conduct various camps and awareness lectures at different locations in Maharashtra as well as India. This activity commenced on 4th February 2017 and is concluding with a graceful and vibrant event of this Vth International Conference on ‘Ayurved for Cancer’ on 16th and 17th December 2017.
We take pride in hosting this conference which aims to amalgamate under one roof various Vaidyas, Ayurveda experts, Researchers as well as Medical oncologists, Oncopathologists, Oncosurgeons and Radiation oncologists. It gives all an unbiased and open platform to have a dialogue with various individuals and organizations. It is an opportunity to share their researches, experiences and advances done individually or collectively to treat the Cancer patients in a better manner.
The ultimate goal is to be united and fight against Cancer. ICTRC, which is also a “Centre of Excellence in Integrated Cancer Treatment” (recognised by Dept. of AYUSH, Govt. of India) has been striving continuously in the field of Cancer Treatment and Research with an integrated approach. We are proud to be also affiliated with the “Indian Cancer Society”.
I believe that this Vth International Conference on Ayurved for Cancer will provide an impetus for sharing of knowledge and developing better treatment protocols in the benefit of Cancer patients.
I once again welcome you all at ICTRC and pray to the almighty for the success of this conference, wellness of the patients as well as for the numerous professionals and organizations across the globe who are making an effort in treating Cancer and doing Research activities.
Dr. S. P. Sardeshmukh
Director : Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre