UIU holds seminar on breast cancer awareness and inaugurates BScan app
The Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab) of United International University (UIU) and ICT Division, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh jointly organised a seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness 2022 and Inauguration of BScan app on October 10 at ICT Tower, Agargaon, Dhaka.
NM Ziaul Alam PAA, Senior Secretary, ICT Division was present as the Chief Guest. Prof. Dr Md. Abul Kashem, VC (In-Charge), UIU, Prof. Dr M. A. Hai, Director, Bangladesh Cancer Hospital and Welfare Home, Prof. Dr Ferdousi Begum, President, Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB), Dr A. E. Md Muhiuddin Osmani, Additional Secretary, MOWCA, and Md. Mostafa Kamal, Director General, (Additional Secretary), DoICT were present as special guests at the program. The presentation on BScan app was delivered by Prof. Dr Khandaker Abdullah Al Mamun from the Dept. of CSE, UIU and Founding Director of AIIMS Lab & CMED Health.
The 'CanAware' project is an interactive system for cancer awareness, education, screening and referral in Bangladesh funded by the Innovation Fund of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, initiated by AIMS Lab, CMED Health, and Community Oncology Center in collaboration with Prof. MA Hai and other cancer experts. Under this project, breast cancer screening protocol was developed for the first time in Bangladesh. The protocol was approved by Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) for clinical trials and validation yielded 97% accurate results. The website 'www.canaware.org' and the mobile app named 'BScan' have been developed with the purpose of breast cancer screening, awareness raising, referral to experienced doctors and hospitals, and counselling.
By using the "BScan" app, it is possible to bring breast cancer primary screening services to the doorsteps of every person in Bangladesh. Faculty members, officials, academicians, government officials, researchers and other distinguished guests from different organisations in Bangladesh were present in the program.