STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Dr Rakesh Kapoor brought laurels to J&K, India and Asia by winning IASLC Cancer Care Team award during IASLC Conference at Barcelona, Spain. Dr Rakesh was a member of Multi-disciplinary Team from PGI Chandigarh along with senior pulmonologist Dr D Behra, Dr Navneet Singh and others. Dr Rakesh Kapoor is a renowned radiation oncologist working as Unit Head Radiation Oncology, RCC, PGIMER Chandigarh. He is also President of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (North Zone Chapter) and is also a part of various Committees of Government of India to look after Cancer Care. The award recognises the outstanding Cancer Care provided to lung cancer patients by multidisciplinary teams. What makes this award unique is that teams are nominated by patients. Finalists were from Europe, Latin America and North America. PGIMER Chandigarh team won the overall award after scrutiny by an International Multidisciplinary Panel. When contacted, Dr Deepak Abrol, General Secretary NZAROI said that it is an honour for whole radiation oncologists community and said that most of radiation oncologists of J&K have learnt skills of Brachytherapy from Dr Rakesh Kapoor only and recently he is also instrumental in starting fellowship course in Brachytherapy at PGIMER Chandigarh.
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