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EDUCATE , SUPPORT & CURE

The Pillars of our foundation include Advisorys,Survivors,Voulunteers and a Medical Panel who dedicate themselves towards one Mission - Educate,Support and Cure .

A survey across European countries came up with a result that about 80% of women were aware of breast cancer whereas only 40% of men knew about prostate cancer. In India this is much less. And it is believed that prostate cancer in India is likely to be doubled by 2026. It is the 2nd leading cancer in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune amongst men.The bad news is that the symptoms of prostate cancer are ignored as they are thought to be normal part of aging.Global Prostate Cancer Foundation is a charitable organization founded to bring in awareness about prostate cancer amongst the public and to help early detection and treatment as it is potentially curable in early stages.Prostate Cancer develops due to the changes in the hormone system and alterations in the genes. Around 65 to 75% of men will not have any symptoms of this cancer during the early stages. However it is a fact that there is lack of awareness about this cancer among the public. To overcome this situation and to get the information to the public, 

Dr Raghunath S.K & Col C A Aiyappa have taken on themselves this ambitious and challenging charitable task. It is to bring the awareness in public and to help in detection of the cancer at an early stage. Prostate cancer can be detected through blood test (PSA- Prostate Specific Antigen) and physical examination of the prostate. The good news is that an early detection of this cancer is potentially curable. .

Trustees

Dr Raghunath S K

MBBS-1993,MS, General Surgery-1998,DNB-2004, Uro-Oncology RGCI-2006-2008,laparoscopic and Robotic urology at Taipei City hospital and Mackey Memorial hospital,taiwan


Dr Raghunath has conducted more than 16 clinical trials (As Principal investigator in 12and co investigator in 4) in the field of prostate cancer and renal cancers. He has more than 20 national and international publications to his credit. He has authored few Urooncology book chapters. He was a visiting fellow in molecular oncology for prostate cancer at Centre for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) and Walter Reed army university, at Maryland, Washington DC, USA. Dr Raghunath has performed more than 3000 urooncological surgeries including many complex surgeries like nerve sparing radical prostatectomy (for prostate cancer), nerve sparing radical Cystectomy and ileal conduit and Neobladder (for urinary bladder cancer), radical and partial nephrectomy including zero ischemia partial nephrectomy (for kidney cancer), partial and radical penectomy and video Endoscopic inguinsl lymphadenectomy (VEIL) (for penis Cancer), Radical orchidectomy and retroperitoneal lymphnode dissection (for testicular cancer) and surgeries for adrenal tumours. Dr Raghunath and his team has one of the largest series of performing these surgeries by open aswell as by robotic means, in India.

Col C A Aiyappa (Retd)

B Sc Engg, Charted Engineer (India), F I E, LA- ISO- 9000, DTQM & DQA – ISO, MNIQR, FIIPE, LA- ISO 14000, (Hon) Ph D



Son of Late CHONDANDA APPANNA & AMMANNI, Born at Devanageri,A degree in Engineering and additional qualifications in other areas. With total of 30 years’ experience as Engineer in Army and 20 years’ experience in Civil Organizations. An outstanding sportsman represented INDIA in Hockey and keenly involved in development of sports in official and personal capacity.
State Sports Organisation
1.Vice President and Chairman Selection Committee of Karnataka State Hockey Association for three years viz 1990-93 & Vice President 1999 to 2004 & 2009 to 2013. As Chairman developed most facilities at KSHA stadium.
2.Vice President of Karnataka State Amateur Athletic Association for three years viz. 1990-93
3.Technical Committee Chairman and Tournament Director for 32nd Junior National Boxing Championships 1999-2000 held at Bangalore.
4.At Present President of :-
a. KODOGU Boxing Association,
b. Kayaking & Canoeing Association of Karnataka.
c. Yachting Association of Karnataka.
d.Executive Committee Member of Boxing Association of Karnataka
Social & Technical Organisations
(a)Executive Committee Member:- ELCIA (Electronics City Industries Association) since Jan 2002 till Apr 2007
(b)Executive Committee Member:- CLIK, Bangalore during 2004 -07.
(c)Executive Committee Member:- Computer Society of INDIA Bangalore Chapter 2016-2017

PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR


Advisers

Following advisers have joined the Trustees to guide them in taking the Objectives ahead to the public more effectively.

Lt. Gen. S. Ravi Shankar

PVSM,VSM

Lt. Gen S Ravi Shankar, an Alumnus of the National Defence Academy, was commissioned into the Madras Sappers (Corps of Engineers) in Mar. 1972. He retired as the Director General Border Roads in 2012, after 40 years in a variety of challenging appointments. He has wide experience in planning and execution of infrastructure Projects, including roads & highways in difficult terrain; working under extreme conditions as on the Siachen Glacier; operating in hostile conditions including the UN Mission in Somalia; and rehabilitation after major disasters such as the earthquake in Sikkim in 2011, where roads were opened in record time by the Border Roads. He was awarded the PVSM during his tenure with the Border Roads. Currently as President in ICT, New Delhi, an Infra consultancy company with an international foot-print, he is overseeing various Infra projects and promoting introduction of a number of new technologies, including New Generation Modular Quick Launch Permanent Bridges. He was instrumental in the planning and launch of the first bridge of this kind in India, in record time which, enabled the Yatra to Kedarnath, in Uttarakhand to commence on time, in 2017.

Lt. Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon

PVSM, AVSM,VSM

Served in the army for nearly forty years and has had extensive operational experience as a company commander on the Siachen glacier and the Line of Control (LoC). He has also commanded a Battalion, Brigade and a Division in Counter Insurgency areas in Central, North and South Kashmir. He was the Commandant of the National Defence College(NDC) from 2009 to 2010. He has been awarded a Phd from the Madras University for his thesis, “Limited War and Nuclear Deterrence in the Indo-Pak context”. He was appointed by the Union Cabinet as part of an expert group for the creation of the Indian National Defence University (INDU). He was the coordinator for the Naresh Chandra Committee that reviewed the National Security System. In 2014 he was a visiting fellow at the Nanyang Technology Institute, Singapore. Though he retired in Oct 2011, he continued in government as a Military Adviser and Secretary to Government of India in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) at New Delhi from May 2011 to 2014. From Mar 2015 till Mar 2017, he was the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the NSCS. Presently, he is the Director Strategic Studies Programme, Takshashila Institution, Bangalore, Adjunct Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bangalore and Professor Emeritus, Trans Disciplinary University, Bangalore. He is the author of Strategy Trap: India and Pakistan Under the Nuclear Shadow, Wisdom Tree, Delhi, 2018.

Mr. Kuchanna Srinivasan

IPS (R)

Kuchanna Srinivasan has a Masters in Physics. He entered the IPS in 1978 and retired as DGP. His career was mostly in the Districts, Ranges and Commissionerates with a long stint in the Anti-corruption establishment and a shorter term developing an ERP for police department. Chief of Intelligence, Correctional Services and KSPDCL are the other positions he held. He is a screen writer and a translator from English to Kannada. He is president of two public charitable trusts for education and rural development.

Mr. M Lakshman

IPS (R)

Former additional police commissioner (traffic)
Ex vice president Karnataka state lawn tennis association
Awarded President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Services 2003
Outstanding work done in Police Irrigation Dept., etc.
Presently working as Advisor to Vikas Global Solutions ,J.P.Nagar Bangalore.

Author
1) Commentary on Prison Laws 2019
2) Commentary with court verdicts on Police administration,Scientific aids to Investigation,Cyber crimes,Human Rights violations by police and Prison Officers,Present day challenges before Police.

Dr. B A Ananthram

( Bangalore Ananthasayanan Ananthram)
M.B.,B.S., M.S.(Gen .Surg.), M.Ch.( Plastic Surgery)

Alumnus : Bangalore Medical College, Stanley Medical College & Madras Medical College
President: Rao Bahadur B.P. Annasawmy Mudaliar CIE’s Public Charities and Schools.
Past President: Indian Society for Surgery of Hand (2006-08)
Alumnus and member : GIT International Microsurgical Research Society, Melvourne, Vic. Australia
Consultant [EMERITUS]: Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery – St Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore.
Senior Consultant : St.Philomena’s Hospital, Bangalore.
Consultant & Director- Medical Services: Annasawmy Mudaliar General Hospital, Bangalore.

Mr. C K Shivanna

IFS(R)

Mr C K Shivanna has served in the Karnataka Forest Department and as well as other departments of the Govt of Karnataka in different capacity for more then 36 years and super annuation on the 31st Dec 2016.
Mr C K Shivanna has worked in the forest department in different capacity and has served several territorial divisions like Bhadhavathi,Koppa,Mangalore,Madikeri and Hassan which were very sensitive at that time in respect of protection of forest,wealth and encroachment and these issues were effectivly controlled ,He has also served as Chief Executive Officer Zilla Panchayat,Chamarajanagar District. He has also served as Managing Director in several corporations like
1.Karnataka State WareHousing Corporation Ltd
2.Karnataka State Co-Operative Marketing Fedaration Ltd
3.MySugar Company Ltd
4.Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd
5.Karnataka State Rural Infrastructre Development Ltd
Karnataka State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd
during his tenure in each corporation the financial condition of the organization was improved and had Financial Sustainibility.

Dr. C. Ramachandra

MS ,Mch
Director - Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology

Dr. C. Ramachandra hails from a humble Farmer’s family background, possesses a brilliant academic and professional record in medicine. An Oncosurgeon par excellence, Dr C. Ramachandra is currently functioning as Director of a Premier Regional Cancer Centre called Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Cancer Research & Training Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka having a staff strength of over thousand employees. He has a strong conviction and commitment to provide service to the cancer patients. He is aptly recognized as diligent, reliable, and hardworking and easily approachable professional keeping patient’s best interest all the time with Excellent Interpersonal Skills.
Education & Professional Skills: Dr C Ramachandra acquired his basic degree in Medicine (MBBS), from Bellary Medical College in 1987 and Post Graduate Degree (MS) in General Surgery from Bengaluru Medical College in 1994 where he secured a Gold Medal for having scored highest marks in MS examination. He subsequently obtained his Super Speciality degree (Mch) in Surgical Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru in 1997. He underwent several training courses to enhance his professional skills viz., training in Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery from Severence Hospital, Yonsei university, Seoul, South Korea and Robotic console training from Case Training Centre, Acebadam, Istanbul, Turkey, training in department of surgery at Klinikum University hospital of Hedelberg, Germany, training in Hepato Pancreatico Biliary surgery and Liver transplantation at Hospital Beaujon, France.
Professional Expertise and Excellence
Dr C Ramachandra has been recognised as a Post Graduate Teacher involved in Training Post-graduate and Super Speciality students pursuing Surgical Oncology courses at KMIO and a teacher recognised by Medical Council of India. He has been appointed by MCI for Inspection at various Medical colleges/Universities. He has been serving as Expert examiner for M.ch, DNB, Post graduate courses in Surgical Oncology across India.Dr C Ramachandra has developed a strong commitment in Cancer Control Activities. He has been leading a team of Community Oncology in KMIO and has been organizing Cancer detection camps across the state of Karnataka to create awareness on cancer Prevention and early detection. He has procured High-tech State-of-Art and fully equipped Cancer Detection Buses through donation for cancer detection.Dr C Ramachandra took over the Directorship of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology with the daunting task of transforming a Premier Cancer Centre to a Centre of National Excellence and with a mission to change the perception of public regarding the Government Hospital. Under his able leadership, the Institution has grown beyond leaps and bounds for the last two years. With his astute administrative capabilities, Dr C Ramachandra has established the State-of-Art cancer care facilities. Several treatment facilities have been stepped up to enhance the quality of care to those who could not afford to get such facilities. The dream of providing Advanced Molecular Centre, Bone Marrow transplant Unit, PET Scan, State-of-Art Operation Theatres, Multi-Disciplinary Out Patient Block, several New wards and up gradation of existing wards and a innovative concept of Psycho Oncology Unit, Amrit Pharmacy and Integrated Solid Waste Management Unit have been established and are being used to provide excellent care for the cancer patients seeking care at minimum cost.
Research and Publications:
Dr C Ramachandra has been a part of many Research Organisations and involved with many Research Projects as Principal Investigator and as Co-Principal Investigator in collaboration with Research Organisations such as ICMR, DBT, DST and other Professional Organisations both at National and International level. Many Clinical Trials have been successfully conducted under his guidance and has been recognised as a Guide by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.Dr C Ramachandra has many Scientific Publications to his credit both in National and International Journals. He has been invited as a distinguished speaker to deliver several Keynote addresses besides delivering lecturers in Professional bodies and organisations. Being one of the widely travelled Oncologist, he has travelled to USA, Europe and many countries and presented scientific papers in International and National Conferences, Further he has been a Life Member of renowned National and International Professional organisations. .

Awards and Achievements:
1) Karnataka Nada Chetana” by the Govt. of Karnataka
2) Award of excellence” during Bangalore Health Festival in June 2018
3) Nada Prabbhu Kempegowda” Award in 2018 by Government of Karnataka
4) First Rank in MS (General Surgery) by the Bengaluru University
5) Rotary Gold Medal

Dr (Prof) U S Vishal Rao

MS, FRCS (Glasgow) FACS (USA) and Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine

Dr (Prof) U S Vishal Rao - MS, FRCS (Glasgow) FACS (USA) and Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine.
He is currently the Regional Director - Head Neck Surgical Oncology & Robotic Surgery at HCG Cancer centre Bengaluru. He is also the Associate Dean - Centre of Academics & Research(HCG). He has more than 100 national and international publication to his credit and he is receipt of various awards from State as international bodies such as Kempegowda award by Govt and Judy Wilenfied award for Global Tobacco control by WHO Partners.
He is a Member of High Power Committee on Tobacco Control - Govt of Karnataka and Member - Consultative Group to Principal scientific Advisor to PM - Govt of India

Dr. A C Sreeram

MBBS,DTM & H,Fellow IMA Academy of Medical Specialities
Chairman - Mallige Group of Institutions

Dr A C Sreeram is the Chairman of Mallige Group of Instituions which manage Mallige Medical Center ,Mallige Education Foundation and other Activities
Member of Indian Cultural Delegation to Bulgaria -1987
Part of Indian Team which visited US on US Govt Invitation to Observe Bio Medical Waste Management
Life Associate Member - Association of Physicians of India
Life Member - Cardiological Society of INDIA
Life Member - Indian Medical Association
Trustee - Mysore Medical College Alumini Association Trust
Former Governing Council Member - Indian Epilepsy Association
Former Governing Council Member -Indian Society of Health Administrators
Past President - Mysore Medical College Old Students Cultural Association
Past President - Indian Medical Association - Bangalore Chapter
Past President - Private Hospitals and Nursing Home Association Bangalore
Past President - Indian Epilepsy Association, Bangalore

Mr. Biplove Belwal

B.Tech,MBA

Founder Director-Nukebox Studios Pvt Ltd
Founding Trustee -Peopletree Education Society, Belagavi
Mr.Biplove Belwal is an entrepreneur, a thought leader, an educationist, an outdoor enthusiast, and a family man. His experience spans two decades of Organization Building during which he has created and managed ecosystems critical for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to thrive in heterogeneous markets across Asia. He has a proven track record of delivering digital solutions to Fortune 500 companies.Mr.Biplove is the co-founder of PTeS, a Not-For-Profit education society, which runs employment oriented, accredited undergraduate degree courses on technical, commercial and business skills. He spends a good part of his time mentoring the students and trainer community on self-improvement and continuous learning. He is the author of a popular comicstrip called Zeitgeist, which has very high engagement in the business circles worldwide.Mr.Biplove has successfully scaled Uhuru Point @ Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa (6000 meters above sea level) and Pico De Orizaba in Mexico (said to be the toughest summit in Central America), trekked deep into the glaciers in Himalayan Ranges- From Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Pindari Glacier. He has done high altitude cross-country skiing in the European Alps-From Italy to Switzerland and back. He is also a PADI certified Scuba diver Mr.Biplove has an active lifestyle. He plays club level Badminton, golf, swims and cycles regularly. He lives with his mother, his wife, and two children in Bangalore.

Mr. Sandeep Singhal

M.S(USA),MBA

Sandeep Singhal is Co-Founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital. Prior to WestBridge, he was Co-Founder and Managing Director at Sequoia Capital India. Sandeep has invested and served on the boards of over 20 public and private companies.Sandeep is a Trustee of the India Foundation of the Arts. Sandeep is also a founder of the IIT Delhi Endowment and the IIM Ahmedabad Endowment respectively. He also serves as a trustee on the board of Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment. He has a deep interest in music and arts and has, along with Kavita Iyer, co-founded the Singhal-Iyer Family Foundation, which is dedicated to two objectives – Education for the underprivileged children and promoting Indian music, culture and performing arts.Sandeep holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he was awarded the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi..

Mr. Jairaj Nair

Bsc(ENGG),M Tech(Chem)

Mr Jairaj Nair is a Post Graduate chemical Engineer from Calicut,Kerala , Degree in chemical engineering from the kerala university and Post graduation in Chemical Engineering from CIT Coimbatire,Madras University ,Started his career in Gwalior Rayons Calicut,Kerala and Harihar,Karnataka Relocated to OMAN served in Petroleum Development Oman for 20yrs , Now Settled in Bangalore,Karnataka. Spouse -Lakshmi , Daughter - Gayathri.

Mr. Vishwas Bopanna

B.E

Founder and Chief Engineer Operations -Kavity Devices
KSYC-Vice Chairman(2006-2011)
Managment Committe Member -Computer Society of India(2016-2018)
Kayaking and Canoeing Association of Karnataka -Executive Committee Member
Mr.Vishwas Bopanna is Engineering graduate with a degree in Information Technology complemented with a specialization in Integrated Kiosk Technology. Over 9+ years of Entrepreneurial Experience in Industries of Embedded Kiosks, Systems Integration and Applied Technology.

Mr. Surendra Shenoy

B E, MS(USA),MBA(USA)

Surendra Shenoy is a Technology leader with global experience in Cellular/IoT/Smart City networks with Global Tier-1 operators in USA, India and Middle East. He has held leadership roles in Telecom Companies in the USA and India. Prostate Cancer is treatable in a lot of cases,but lack of awareness and late stage diagnosis impacts effective treatment. Surendra is glad to be part of GPCF and hopes to make a meaningful contribution in improving Prostate Cancer awareness in India.

Mr. Rajashekar

B COM

Born Brought up in Bangalore. I am a 4th Generation Bangalorean. Obtained Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Bangalore University and later completed MBA . I am a Visiting Professor at the Zuibeta University, La paz, Bolivia, South America.Professional work; Worked for over 38 years, had the opportunity to work with top national and multi -national companies at various locations in India. Companies like Usha Sriram group, NELCO a TATA Enterprise, HCL (First Batch of Marketing professionals recruited by HCL), Escorts Yamaha Co LTD a multi- national Indo Japanese Collaboration Automobile manufacturing Company, and my last professional assignment was with The Hindu Newspaper, where I held the post of General Manager and served for 26 years.After taking voluntary retirement I had a stint with Tech Avante Garde- Microsoft company. I also served the BBMP school project ROSHNI as a Project Director. I am Passionate about school level education. I conceptualised, developed and implemented a fantastic model of using Newspaper in class-room education known as NIE, Newspaper in education Program, during my tenure in The Huindu. Over four Lakh children received the newspaper at a subsidised price for their reading benefit to empower with current affairs of the World.I am a keen Adventure sports enthusiast. Serving as one of the general secretaries of Lal Bahadur Mountaineering Institute which is 40 years old. I have travelled to Nepal, Bhutan, Bolivia, Peru, California for my adventure calling. Visited Various National Parks, almost half of Himalayan Mountains cover. Avid Photographer and conducted photo shows and demonstrations in educational institutions and drew students closer to nature and its conservation.

Early detection would help the patient to undergo appropriate treatment to cure his disease.Detection of cancer in the advanced stage involves multiple treatments, more expenditure, adverse effects and yet it is incurable.
This foundation has formed a Medical panel for testing people for the prostate cancer. Following Doctors have come forward to join this panel. We are happy that these doctors have agreed to carry out the physical examination free of cost.

Medical Panel

Dr Indraneel Banergee

MS, MCh(Uro), Fellow in Urooncology and Robotic surgery (USA),Consultant Urooncologist

Dr Rajkumar Patel

Urooncologist and Robotic Surgeon

Dr Anil Kumar

Urooncologist and Robotic Surgeon

Dr BELLIAPPA.M.S

MBBS., MD., DMRT., DNB., FAIMS.

Usually blood test for PSA is being charged between Rs 800/- to Rs1400/- per single test in Pathology Labs. This foundation is keen to bring down this cost to basic level (without profits) so that it becomes affordable for all men to get tested. Thanks to the panel of doctors of this foundation, they have agreed to carry out the physical checkups free of cost. This again will bring down the overall cost to make it affordable to achieve the objectives of this foundation.

Dr Sathyam Sil, BDS, MPH, Epidemiologist will be the coordinator of the Foundation.

Dr Sathyam Sil

BDS, MPH. (Associate Epidemiologist)

Dr Satyam Sil. BDS, MPH. (Associate Epidemiologist) Is a confident communicator who can relate well with people. Started his career as a dental practitioner, joined an NGO where he used to go for public health camps in rural areas. Worked in Dept. of Health and Family Welfare Karnataka, at District level and State level,contributing to the preventive and control measures of COVID 19 since January 2020. Is passionate about music, photography, painting, travel and food!.

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