Dr Kamal Ranadive’s Contribution : did many research on cancer in the early stages. She was the first to propose a relationship between the incidence of breast cancer and heredity.
Dr Kamal Ranadive’s Contribution : On the occasion of 104th birthday of Dr. Kamal Ranadive, Google has remembered him with a doodle. Kamal was born on 8 November 1917 in Pune, Maharashtra. She was an Indian biomedical researcher who researched the relationship between cancer and viruses. She was a founding member of the Indian Association of Women Scientists (IWSA).
Dr Kamal Ranadive’s contribution in research on cancer
Kamal Ranadive did many research on cancer in the early stages. She was the first to propose a relationship between the incidence of breast cancer and heredity. This was confirmed by many researchers. Kamal’s father Dinkar was a biology professor at Fergusson College, Pune. His focus was in the education of children, he wanted his daughter to get such an education which would be an inspiration to other women of the country.
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Kamal’s early education took place in Pune’s Girls School, Huzurpaga. Her father wanted her to study medicine after 10th standard, she did B.Sc in Botany and Zoology from Fergusson College. In the 1960s, she established India’s first tissue culture research laboratory at the Indian Cancer Research Center in Mumbai. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1982 for his medical treatment.
She was instrumental in establishing the Experimental Biology Laboratory and the Tissue Culture Laboratory in Bombay. From 1966 to 1970, she held the position of Director of the Indian Cancer Research Center in an acting capacity. In the early 1960s, she developed tissue culture media and related reagents, along with his assistants (whom she had joined the ICRC) in the fields of biology and chemistry.
Dr Kamal Ranadive’s Death :
In 1949, she earned his doctorate in cytology, the study of cells, while working as a researcher at the Indian Cancer Research Center (ICRC). After a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, she returned to Mumbai and ICRC. During this, she did many great things in the medical field. She died on 11 April 2001 at the age of 83.
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