Mayo Clinic to set up cancer institute in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 (IANS) US-based cancer institute Mayo Clinic will set up a national-level cancer institution in Odisha for treatment of cancer patients, an official said on Monday.

Apart from treatment of cancer patients, the institute will also carry out research and training programme in cancer. This was decided on Monday, when Debabrat Mukhopadhyaya, representative of the clinic met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at state secretariat here.

“Mayo clinic in the US, a top global cancer research institute, is interested in setting up a cancer research institute in Odisha,” said a release from the Chief Minister’s Office.

The chief minister assured that the state government would provide all possible support for materialising the project.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will also provide support for setting up the state-of-art cancer research institute in Odisha, said the release.

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