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      Dr. Indraneel Mittra is an internationally renowned cancer surgeon and a cancer research scientist. Currently he holds the Dr. Ernest Borges Chair in Translational Research and is Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.    Prof. Mittra obtained his medical degree from University of Delhi, and did his Post Graduate Training in Surgery in the UK and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of London and did his post-doctoral training with Dr. Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Laureate, at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories in London.  On returning to India in 1982, Prof. Mittra joined the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai as a Consultant Surgeon in the Department of Surgical Oncology and became the Chief of its Breast Cancer Service. Simultaneously Prof. Mittra held the position of Head of the Division of Laboratory Medicine that he set up at TMH.    Prof. Mittra has published extensively in the fields of clinical, basic as well as public health research in cancer in major international journals. He happens to be the first Indian investigator to have received a RO-1 grant from the US NIH to conduct one of the largest randomized trials of screening for breast and cervical cancer. Prof. Mittra has the distinction of having published his first ever scientific contribution as a single author paper in Nature in 1974, and happens to be the first Indian scientist to have published in the journal Cell.  Prof. Mittra is/has been on the Editorial/Advisory Board of Journal of Biosciences, British Medical Journal, Lancet Oncology, Nature Clinical Practice Oncology, British Journal of Cancer, European Journal of Cancer, International Journal of Surgery, The Breast, Critical Reviews in Oncology/ Haematology etc. Prof. Mittra was conferred the Roll of Honours by the International Union Against Cancer in 1994.  He has been visiting professor to several international institutions and held the Prestigious Pearce Gould Professorship at University College London in 1998.  Prof. Mittra is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and Indian National Science Academy.    Professor Mittra’s personal interests include western classical music, cooking and reading and writing about the philosophy of science.  

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