|On the eve of world cancer day, PIMS held a CME on “Cancer Awareness” in the hospital on 3rd Feb 2014 at 3:00 PM in lecture theatre. Dr. Archana Dutta, (MD Radiation oncology) our oncologist discussed about the basics of cell cycle, apotosis and uncontrolled cell growth leading to cancer. Various stages of cancer, signs and symptoms of major cancers that we come across in our OPDs, their treatment modalities were discussed. Emphasis was laid on early detection and treatment. Medical advice based on signs and symptoms was discussed and various screening methods for diagnosis in early stage was elaborated upon. The meeting was attended by the Principal, Vice Principal, Medical Superintendent, Nursing Superintendent, Nursing Staff, Para Medical staff, Clinical staff and nursing students apart from the administration and PRO department who had made arrangements for free cancer screening camp on this occasion.