It is with immense pride, we share that Dr Naveen Salins (Associate Dean, Research, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal), has been recently appointed as a Commissioner for the ‘Lancet Oncology Commission on The Humanitarian Crisis of Cancer’.
The commission led by Dr Salins will aim to clearly identify and enlist the drivers which cause an imbalance between the biomedical and the humanitarian aspects of cancer care and thereafter articulate strategies by which this imbalance can be rectified. The commission will therefore encompass aspects of political economy, value systems, and commercial and other drivers of resource allocation for cancer research, education and clinical care. Additionally, the commission will also explore these issues across the cancer spectrum and a range of resource settings, with a special focus on refugees, displaced persons, and regions with already humanitarian crises.
The commission is expected to be completed in approx. two years.
The appointment certainly serves as a testament to Dr Naveen Salins’s expertise in the field of oncology. We are certain that his leadership and contribution will significantly propel the advancement of cancer research, education, and clinical care.
Dr Naveen Salins is also the Professor and Head, Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care; the Coordinator, Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.