Mangaluru: The inauguration of Travel School of Pathology in Karnataka was held at Yenepoya on March 24. Chancellor of Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi inaugurated the programme and 160 pathologists and surgeons of coastal districts of Karnataka participated in the programme. The resource persons for the one day workshop were senior specialists from TATA Memorial, St. Johns, Kidwai Cancer Institute and Yenepoya Medical College.
The National Cancer Grid, funded by Govt of India through Department of Atomic Energy is a network of 131-cancer centres patient support group.
The Travelling School of Pathology has been constituted in order to improve on the standardised cancer pathology grossing, interpretation and reporting for the Karnataka State.
Dr. M Vijayakumar, Vice Chancellor Of Yenepoya (deemed to be university) and Dr. Rekha V Kumar, HoD, Oncopathologist, Kidwai Cancer Institute are the programme coordinators. The Travelling School will go to different zones of Karnataka State and organise one-day workshops for the benefit of young pathologists and surgeons.