• Funding for cancer research by an Indian funding agency, DBT

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      Cancer research; funding agency

    • Abstract


      Cancer is a group of diseases with major societal impact and accounts for approximately 55% of mortality inIndia. The Indian population is increasing in size and gradually ageing. As a result, the number of peoplediagnosed with and dying of cancer are increasing. Government funding agencies such as the Department ofBiotechnology (DBT) has a clear definitive role in the management and control of cancer. Through Research &Development programs and multi-institutional networking programs, DBT has provided resources to individualinvestigators and to institutions, to carry out basic, applied, translational and clinical research and todevelop new methods to prevent and treat disease and to conduct research especially in challenging areaspertaining to different types of cancer. This article summarizes the funding provided by DBT for differentcancer research programs.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Medical Biotechnology Group, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003, India
      2. Former Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
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