National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) has signed an agreement with All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) to set up a Center of Integrative Oncology at NICPR-Noida under a joint venture project.

The MoU was inked by Abhimanyu Kumar, Director- AIIA and Ravi Mehrotra, Director- NICPR in the presence of Ajit M. Sharan, Secretary, Ayush and Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research.

According to the government, the MoU would pave the way to carry forward the ongoing bilateral dialogue and facilitate collaboration with National Cancer Institute, USA.

“The main aim should be to reduce the incidence of cancer for which preventive aspects with the strengths of Ayush systems should be explored,” said Swaminathan.

The collaborative research aims at developing traditional medicine as adjuvant therapy to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.

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