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DBT and DAE sign MoU for Cancer Research

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), under Prime Minister of India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for supporting joint collaborative research programmes in the area of Cancer.

About the MoU:

  • The MoU for Joint Collaboration on Cancer Research was signed between DBT and DAE.
  • The DAE was represented by its Tata Memorial Centre, which also functions as coordinating centre on behalf of The National Cancer Grid of India.
  • Their objective is to work towards the common goal of tackling cancer and also to bring a quantum change in the present scenario of Cancer research.
  • The Clinicians shall work in coherence with Researchers to identify and develop collaborative research programmes as well as public health initiatives.
  • Activities such as intensive workshops on clinical research methodologies, joint clinical fellowships and protocol development shall help towards creating a trained manpower community and will provide a platform to utilize their acquired skills in the best possible manner.

What makes this MoU significant?

  • The MoU shall help strengthen various initiatives mandatorily for Cancer by:
    • Strategizing and prioritizing cancer research.
    • Developing new and affordable technologies.
    • Jointly designing and funding clinical trials.
    • Coordinating and collaborating for translational research, interventions, training of manpower and infrastructure development.

Question:

Q. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for supporting joint collaborative research programmes in which area?
a. Space
b. Defence
c. Cancer
d. Nuclear Energy
DBT and DAE sign MoU for Cancer Research DBT and DAE sign MoU for Cancer Research Reviewed by Neha on May 26, 2019 Rating: 5

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