Inaugurating the 4th Annual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI) at PGIMER, Chandigarh Patel said that increasing incidences are due to lack of awareness regarding breast screening examinations and cancer detection in the advanced stages.
"The Minister regretted that about 50 per cent women with breast cancer are dying in India as compared to 25 per cent breast cancer deaths worldwide.
"She stressed on the role of early diagnosis in prevention and treatment of breast cancer," an official statement quoting the Minister said.
About 300 faculty and delegates from India and abroad including a team of members from Society of Breast Imaging, USA are attending the conference.
Earlier Ms Patel praised the "Asha Jyoti: Women's Health Care Mobile Outreach Program" started by the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2012.
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