Breast Oncoplasty Workshop March 2020



















Prashanti Cancer Care Mission - Clinical Collaborator of Centre for Complimentary Health (CCIH), Savitribai Phule Pune University for research on AYUSH Interventions in Cancer

CCIH has been declared as a Centre of Excellence for AYUSH Research by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. The centre organized an International conference " AYUSH for Future Health Challenges" on November 28-30 , 2019 at NCCS Auditorium, Pune.

As an eminent speaker and panelist in this session, Dr. Koppiker shared his views on importance of Ayurveda and mind-body harmony in Cancer treatment. He also discussed various initiatives of PCCM in AYUSH domain such as YOGA therapy, diet and nutritional counseling and use of alternative medicine options for cancer patients. Dr. Santosh Dixit, Senior Scientist at PCCM moderated a session titled " AYUSH in Cancer Management" at this conference.


The International School of Oncoplastic Surgery by Dr. C. B. Koppiker hosted its workshop on Breast Oncoplasty on Nov 9, 2019-Nov 10, 2019

The Breast Oncoplasty workshop was held at Jehangir Hospital, Pune. Presence of National and International faculty enlightened the students of Basics and Advanced Course with important insights in the field of oncoplastic surgery. The sessions were divided into lectures, hands-on practical, mark-up sessions, panel discussions and interactive sessions with the faculty. The workshop was attended by over 75 surgeons from India and neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia. Day 1 was followed by dinner at Central Park Hotel.


The Advanced Breast Cancer 5th ESO-ESMO International Consensus Conference was held on 14-16 November 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. CEO Laleh Busheri presented a poster at this Conference.

The poster was titled 'Chemotherapy Challenges in Advanced Breast Cancers: An Indian Model of Patient Advocacy'. Her presentation emphasised the need for special attention on Quality of Life. The poster presents the management of advanced breast cancer cases and its challenges.


Bangladesh Cancer Society Delegation visit to PCCM on Nov 10, 2019

A team of 10 breast surgeons representing Bangladesh School of Oncoplastic Surgery (an initiative of Bangladesh Cancer Society) visited PCCM on November 11, 2019.

A formal letter of intent to establish collaborative Indo-Bangladesh program in Breast Oncoplasty was signed by Dr. C.B. Koppiker (Medical Director, PCCM) and Prof. Md. Mizanur Rehman (Principal, Bangladesh School of Oncoplastic Surgery).

Dr Koppiker has been training surgeons from Bangladesh quarterly. In August he and the team from PCCM visited Bangladesh to set up an oncoplastic surgery program replicated on the International of Oncoplastic Surgery model.


Dr. C B Koppiker presented a paper at the Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery meeting

He presented on the topic: 'Conversion from Mastectomy to BCS After NACT: Experiences from a Breast Oncoplastic Unit in India'. The ORBS 2019 meeting was held from 30th September to 2nd October 2019, in East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.


Dr. Koppiker was invited as faculty at the Government Medical College & Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad, for a live surgical workshop


The association of Oncologists of North East India (AONEI) and Association of Surgeons of Assam (ASA) Invited DR. C B Koppiker to deliver talk at a CME on Breast Cancer in, Guwahati on 28th October 2016

The CME was a part of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a continuing effort to create awareness about breast cancer and to improve the quality of cancer care in North East India. The topic of the talk was: Oncoplastic Breast Surgery – Step by Step


Dr. Koppiker presented on the topic 'Conversion from Mastectomy to BCT Oncoplastic Surgery' at the KMCH Organised second edition of ABC of Breast Cancer on 20.10.2019

Dr. Koppiker was invited as a faculty at the 3rd Annual International Precision Oncology & Breast Cancer Conference 2019 held from 11 - 13 October in Jaipur


The first of its kind 'TCGA Conference' titled "Multi-omics studies in cancer: Learnings from the cancer genome atlas was held at IISER Pune, on September 21-25 (TCGA)"

Prashanti Cancer Care Mission successfully hosted the 1st TCGA Conference in India led by Dr. Jean Claude Zenklusen (Director, TCGA, USA). The five-day event comprised of the Conference from 21-22 September and a hands-on training Workshop from 23-25 September. The conference was attended by over 250 delegates from various cancer related domains and graced by over 50 national and international esteemed faculty.

Dr J C Zenklusen addressed the public on 23 September through a lecture titled ‘Getting to Know the Enemy’. He also interacted with about 60 chosen school kids on the 24th as part of the School Outreach program, which included an interesting session on extracting DNA from bananas.

75 students and researchers presented their posters; 8 were awarded for the best poster presentation.

The conference was concluded by a cultural event and performance by internationally renowned Kathak dancer Ms Rujuta Soman and her team.


Orchids breast inaugurates at the hands of Mrs Deepa and Mr Rajiv Bajaj the full field digital mammography machine with 3D tomosynthesis and contrast enhancement.

The machine was donated by Bajaj Auto. The event was well attended by the faculty of TCGA and the community. It was also graced by Ms Madhu Chopra who along with Dr Koppiker felicitated our donors.

Mr Rajiv Bajaj, Dr C B Koppiker, Dr J C Zenklusen, Dr Sunil Badve, Anand Deshpande and Dr L S Shashidhara also addressed the audience.


Dr Koppiker visited the University of East Anglia, norwich where he is an honorary faculty and an examiner for the Oncoplasty Program

4th Indo-British Advanced Master-class in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery & Breast Cancer Symposium: August, 17-19, 2018

Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, Pune and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, (IISER), Pune are jointly organizing the ‘4th Indo-British Advanced Master-class in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery & Breast Cancer Symposium 2018at IISER, Pune on August 17-19, 2018.

Conference website:

This 3-day conference will deliberate on important current topics in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery as well as Breast cancer clinical management. In addition, parallel workshops themed on Breast Imaging, Breast Onco-pathology and Translational research have been organized to provide hands-on training to participants.


On 29th and 30th June, International School of Oncoplastic Surgery (an initiative by Prashanti Cancer Care Mission) organised Oncoplasty Program Practical Training Workshop at IISER


Over 65 breast surgeons from all over Asia attended a Breast Oncoplasty Training Program organised by PCCM on June 29-30, 2019 at IISER Pune. Reputed Breast Oncoplastic Surgeons from UK and India served as mentors to the attending delegates for imparting advanced training in breast cancer management with emphasis on breast oncoplastic surgeries. For more details , please visit

Quotes from Chief Guests

" I am associated with Prashanti since its founding years. The work they are doing in breast cancer awareness and treatment is exemplary. The family support given to the breast cancer affected patients is as important as the anti-cancer medications. " " Every woman must look after her health as a priority. Please don't ignore small signs and seek only expert opinion. If a cancer diagnosis presents, think positive. Breast Oncoplasty is a game changer and every patient should be aware of its benefits to the mind and the body. The stories of 23 women in the book should be a learning lesson for thousands of women about how to fight this challenge. " " My sister was affected with breast cancer. So, I know the mental turmoil that the affected patient and relatives undergo. Hence, do not ignore the medical advice given even in living a healthy life style. The work done by Dr. C.B. Koppiker and Prashanti in the area of breast cancer is commendable. "




Inauguration of Center for Translational Cancer Research on 30th June, 2018

On 30th June 2018, Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune jointly announced the inauguration of its "Center for Translational Cancer Research, Education and Training" supported by Bajaj Auto Limited, at an event organized at Hotel Conrad, Pune.

This Center has been established with an aim to undertake high-impact translational research that will identify solutions to problems that onco-clinicians face in the Indian context and thus, improve cancer treatment. Prof. R.A. Mashelkar, National Research Professor and Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board of Prashanti Cancer Care Mission graced the event with his insightful thoughts on 'Affordable Excellence – A Game Changer for India'. Mr Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto and Patron of Prashanti Cancer Care Mission was a Guest of Honour at the event and delivered a thought-provoking talk on 'Innovation and Focused Excellence'. The event was attended by mentors, collaborators and well-wishers of PCCM and IISER, Pune.

The official website of this Center ( was launched by Mrs Deepa and Mr Rajiv Bajaj.


Prashanti Cancer Care Mission collaborated with Oye Foundation to create a new title on Guinness World Record on 11th Feb for Breast Cancer Awareness. The entire event was telecast live worldwide, with five doctors speaking about various topics related to Breast Cancer. Dr.C.B.Koppiker spoke about the scenario of breast cancer in India and the world, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention of the disease and Breast Oncoplasty. Dr. Upendra Dhar spoke about genetics and breast cancer, Dr. Sunita Tendiulwatkar spoke about breast cancer in pregnancy. Dr. Kiran Coelho spoke about fertility after breast cancer. Dr. Manjiri Kulkarni spoke about a gynecologist’s approach towards breast cancer. The event saw many myths about breast cancer being quashed and facts being established. Prashanti Cancer Care Mission conducted Clinical Breast Examination for the participants free of cost, and even provided discounted coupons to them for ultrasound and mammography at the center. Two women were diagnosed with lumps and called to clinic for further investigations. All in all, it was a very successful event, where breast cancer awareness was raised, by creating history. 




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