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12:00 AM, August 28, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 28, 2007

Cancer no more a killer disease

Experts tell roundtable

Cancer is no more a killer disease, said the experts at a roundtable in the city yesterday.
They said cancer does not mean an inevitable death, it can be termed a serious disease, says a press release.
Media can play an important role to disseminate this truth, they added.
The roundtable titled 'Media's role in awareness building on cancer' was jointly organised by Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital and Bangladesh Journalist Forum on Women and Children Affairs (BJFWCA) at the Mission Auditorium.
The discussants said people's idea about cancer in our country is still parochial.
Death from cancer can be reduced to 50 percent if use of tobacco can be controlled, opined the experts.
Mahbubul Alam, former adviser to caretaker government and editor of The Independent, was the chief guest at the roundtable moderated by Dhaka Ahsania Mission President Kazi Rafiqul Alam.
Poet and essayist Sheikh Nazrul presented the keynote paper.
Editor of the Bhorer Kagaj Shyamal Dutta and Deputy Editor of the Samokal Mozammel Hossain Monzo attended the roundtable as special guests.
News Editor of the Jaijaidin Humayun Sadeq Chowdhury and City Editor of the Prothom Alo Pronob Saha took part in the discussion.
M Fazlur Rahman, former secretary to the government and managing director of Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital, delivered the address of welcome.
Prof Dr Fazle Elahi, cancer specialist and consultant of Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital, and Prof Dr Abdul Hye replied various questions of the media personnel.
Pointing to Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital, the journalists said it should be a patient-friendly hospital.
Arif Hossain, general secretary of BJFWCA and reporter of ATN Bangla, gave the introductory speech.
A good number of journalists, media professionals and representatives from Bangladesh Scouts and civil society were present at the roundtable.

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