On 30 April, 2017 a seminar on ‘‘Breast Cancer Awareness’’ was held by the Joint initiative of Access to Information (a2i) Program, Prime Minister’s Office and Roche Bangladesh. In our country, more than one lac twenty two thousand people get affected by cancer and more than ninety one thousand people die. Among them, fifteen thousand women get affected by breast cancer and causes death of more than seven thousand. Day by day its bad consequences are increasing at a very large scale. To diagnose in proper time and appropriate treatment, it is possible to avoid the unexpected deaths from cancer; which will save the country from irreplaceable loss. Lack of awareness is present among most of the women in our country. It is important to create awareness about diagnose the cancer at the right time among the higher officials working at state-level.
The keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Parveen Shahida Akhtar has discussed about the awareness of breast cancer and its different aspects. She has focused on the lack of medical conditions and the absence of improved treatment for breast cancer patients in Bangladesh. She stated that after forty years of age, women are at risk of being infected with this disease and men can be infected with this disease. At the end of the ceremony, an open discussion was held with the participants.
Roche being the institution for cancer treatment, research, and diagnostics is serving 250 Million people since last 120 years and providing breakthrough solutions by research. Near about 2.5 million cancer patients have received treatment from this organization. In this consequences, 29 drugs of Roche have been enlisted as essentials drugs by the list of World Health Organization. Roche is serving Bangladesh, since last 20 years.