The India-UK Cancer Research Initiative was launched today at the Inaugural Researchers’ Summit, which is being held in New Delhi from November 14th to November 16th, 2018.
About the MOU:
i. The MOU was signed between:
• Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology, India and
• Cancer Research UK.
ii. It is a collaborative 5-year bilateral research initiative that focuses on affordable approaches to cancer.
iii. According to the MOU, both CRUK and DBT will invest £5m each in the 5-year pilot.
iv. The initiative will be overseen by a board of advisors comprising five cancer experts each from India and UK.
v. Prof. David Hunter of the University of Oxford and Dr. CS Pramesh of the Tata Memorial Hospital will serve respectively as Chair and Co-chair of the Advisory Panel.
This is a follow up of the joint statement issued by the Prime Ministers of India and UK during the visit of Prime Minister of India,Shri Narendra Modi to UK on April 18, 2018.
♦ Secretary, DBT: Dr. Renu Swarup.
♦ Cancer Research UK’s executive director: Nick Grant.