Kumaon University opens cancer biology department

To promote research in cancer therapy using medicinal herb, the Kumaon University of Uttarakhand in collaboration with US’ Rosewell Park Cancer Institute will set up a cancer biology department.

According to an official, this idea was endorsed by the chief secretary Subhash Kumar in order to utilize the medicinal herbs found in the hill state of Uttarakhand to fight the killer disease.

A presentation in this regard was made at the chief secretary’s office by the university. It said that research activities in cancer therapy at the university would be carried out with the help of USA’s Rosewell Park Cancer Institute which is popularly known for its achievement in the field of cancer therapy.