Health expenditure on breast cancer treatment in women: a study from public sector tertiary cancer centre

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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in India and the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Delay in the diagnosis and lack of treatment facilities in the country are the major setback which lead the patients with breast cancer to physical and economic vulnerability. This project is collaberative study of International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, and the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. It aims to document the financial stress of breast cancer patients in a public sector tertiary cancer center in Mumbai, India. This study would  facilitates an improved comprehensive understanding on the direct and indirect cost incurred by the breast cancer patients coming for treatment at a tertiary cancer centre. It document expenditure in each of the visit and  their quality of life during their entire span of treatment.

Financial Sponsors:

  • Women’s Cancer Initiative
  • Nag Foundation
  • International Institute for Population Sciences


Principal Investigators :

Dr. Tabassum Wadasadawala
Professor and Radiation Oncologist
Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Dr. Sanjay K. Mohanty
Professor, Department of Fertility Studies,
International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar
Mumbai – 400 088, Maharashtra, India

Project Staffs :

Mr. Pijush Kanti Khan
Senior Research Officer
Mr. Rakesh Watekar
Medical Social Worker
Mr. Vaibhav Sodaye
Medical Social Worker
Mr. Dnyaneshwar Khandekar
Medical Social Worker
Ms. Pallavi Pratisad Rane
Scientific Assistant (Statistics)

Research Scholar:
Mr Soumendu Sen

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