The Advanced Center for Cancer Diagnostics and Research will serve as a central lab for the Karkinos’ global oncology network
Karkinos Healthcare, a technology-driven, oncology focussed managed health care platform, launched ‘Advanced Center For Cancer Diagnostics and Research’ in Kochi. The center was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan.
The Advanced Center for Cancer Diagnostics and Research will serve as a central lab for the Karkinos’ global oncology network, analysing specimens at molecular and genomic level to aid in personalised targeted therapy, predicting possible response to treatment as well as to evaluate response by liquid biopsy.
While presenting the outline of the facility to the dignitaries, Dr Moni Abraham Kuriakose, Co-Founder, Medical Director & CEO – Kerala Operations, Karkinos Healthcare said, “Advanced Center for Cancer Diagnostics and Research is the dedicated research lab for Karkinos Healthcare that strives to create solutions for the future through innovation. The focus is on early diagnostic tools, molecular assays for precision medicine, which are not readily available in the country. Karkinos Healthcare strives to create an India specific cancer genomic tumor panel and Support other clinicians, scientists and academic organisation in various applied research programs.”
Karkinos Healthcare has installed the advanced high-throughput HPV assay equipment Cobas 6800 in this center with the ability to test over 1200 Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) assays of all high-risk types. It is now expanding to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur and Delhi NCR and ramping up its operations across India with a target to develop 400 community cancer centers.