Dr C S Pramesh is the Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital and the Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. He serves on the UICC Board of Directors. He is the convener for the National Cancer Grid, a large network of 266 cancer centres in India (https://tmc.gov.in/ncg). The mandate of the National Cancer Grid is to provide uniform standards of cancer care across the country. Pramesh is highly committed to efforts towards reducing inequities in cancer care and making cancer treatment accessible to all geographic regions and strata of society. He is also a visiting professor at the Division of Cancer Studies, King’s College London and the Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s Health Partners, London.
His clinical interests include the management of esophageal and lung cancers and minimally invasive surgery. He is the Secretary of the Indian Society for Diseases of the Esophagus and Stomach (ISES). He is the Principal Investigator in several investigator-initiated research studies including randomized trials on cancer screening, surgical techniques, neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment of thoracic cancers. His research interests include health services research, value-based care, addressing barriers to access, and cancer policy. He has more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and book chapters on various topics including thoracic oncology, clinical research methods, translational research, cancer policy and health disparities.
Prof Pramesh has strong interests in clinical trial designs, surgical trials, comparative effectiveness research, promoting collaborative research, health services research, and cancer policy. He has completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. He is keen on promoting training in clinical research methods and conducts several courses on clinical research methodology, biostatistics and scientific writing. He serves on the advisory boards of several national and international research organizations and granting agencies. including ASCO, ESMO and the UICC.