MedGenome is looking to partner with the state governments in the country to offer its OncoMD, a cancer analytics platform with information on over 1.2 million cancer mutations allowing accurate interpretation of genomic variations.
Currently in India there are cancer camps conducted in rural areas and district hospitals. In Karnataka the state government owned Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology has been conducting several cancer detection camps to detect the early onset of the dreaded disease. This is in a bid to ensure that the patients below-the-poverty-line do not have to spend considerably if the detected in the initial stages.
Ovarian cancer has emerged as one of the most common malignancies affecting women in India. In fact cancer of the cervix is the commonest cancer among female population. In Karnataka, there would be about 1.5 lakh cancer cases at any given time with around 35,000 new cancer cases added to this pool each year, according to the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.