Roche’s LEAP program celebrates ‘nextgen excellence & innovation’ in Oncology!

Roche Pharma India is thrilled to announce the first cohort of awardees under Leading Engagements to Advance Patient Care in Oncology (LEAP) program 2023-24, a unique problem-solving and learning engagement initiative designed for final-year DM/DNB oncology students in India. This innovative program aims to inspire academic excellence and foster an innovation-driven mindset among oncology students poised to enter the clinical environment; by offering a dynamic platform for career advancement. LEAP provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to network, collaborate, and pioneer solutions to everyday challenges in oncology.

Launched at the Indian Cancer Congress (ICC) in 2023 in Mumbai, India’s most prestigious congregation of practitioners, academicians, institutions and researchers in oncology; the LEAP program is dedicated to promoting strategic thinking and unlocking innovative solutions across the cancer care continuum. By engaging the brightest minds in the country, Roche Pharma India aims to drive better outcomes for patients, and endeavors to shape the broader cancer care ecosystem. The program attracted an impressive 155+ entries from students enrolled in 50+ prestigious medical colleges and hospitals across the nation.

The entries were meticulously evaluated by an esteemed jury panel featuring leading industry experts, including Dr. Amit Rauthan, Head of Department & Consultant Medical Oncology at Manipal Hospitals, Dr. Surinder Kher, a renowned industry expert, and Mr. Gaur Sunder, Scientist at CDAC Pune. The evaluation criteria included innovation, feasibility, impact on patient outcomes, and strategic thinking.

The inaugural chapter of LEAP 2023-24 culminated in the recognition of the best five solutions to day-to-day challenges in clinical care, patient care, policymaking, and implementation strategies in oncology. We are proud to announce and congratulate the winners:

  1. Dr. Siddhesh Tryambake from Omega Hospital, Hyderabad

  2. Dr. Madhavi Indani from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology

  3. Dr. Uddiptya Goswami from Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai

  4. Dr. Vasanth Rooban Narasimman from Government Royapettah Hospital

  5. Dr. Vinodh Kumar Selvaraj from Madras Medical College

Each of them received an academic scholarship amount of Rs 2 lakh, along with a certificate of excellence and a book titled “Lifesavers for Millions.”

Deans, faculty members and participants acknowledged the unique concept of the program and thanked Roche for the initiative.

LEAP provided young, budding Oncologists a rewarding learning experience. We are confident that the insights gained during LEAP will be carried forward by these future torchbearers of Oncology as they begin their career journeys of serving patients. The LEAP program was Roche’s endeavor to shape the future talent pool in Oncology, bridge the industry-academia gap in cancer care, with the overarching objective of addressing the severe gap in infrastructure and human resources that hinder delivery of high-quality cancer care. With the maiden LEAP program garnering praise, appreciation and positive reactions from stakeholders, Roche Pharma India is committed to scaling the program in the coming years, while enhancing the value of care through capability building within our healthcare ecosystems.

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