Mangalore Institute of Oncology conducted a CME for the family doctors of Udupi on Saturday August 6th 2022 at the IMA at Bhramagiri with the support of Indian Medical Association Udupi branch. In his inaugural talk Dr Suresh Rao the director said that the incidence of cancer is exponentially increasing in India and in the coastal region of Karnataka and that the altered life style is majorly contributing towards this rise. Timely detection is the best way to prevent the ill effects and death due to cancer as in early stage most cancers can be completely cured. He also said that the MIO-Udupi day care centre at Kunjibettu aims at propagating cancer awareness, screening, follow up care, consultation and day care treatment for patients needing chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

Following this Dr Rohan Gatty senior Onco-Surgeon spoke on the importance of precision, planning and errors that can happen during surgery, and how experience plays a vital role in providing the best care. Dr Hemanth Kumar, Medical Oncologist spoke on the important role of family physicians in diagnosis of cancer and care. Dr Venkataramana Kini, Radiation Oncologist spoke on the use and importance of radiotherapy in treatment of cancer. Dr Yeseshvi Kilambi, Nuclear medicine Consultant spoke on the importance of PET-CT diagnosis, staging and evaluating treatment response in cancer. The program was initiated by Dr Sudarshan Rao, the head of IMA Udupi and was attended by more than 110 family physicians practicing in and around Udupi, Manipal, Karkala and Kundapur.