Faculty of Dental Sciences
University of Peradeniya
The Centre for Research in Oral Cancer (CROC) at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya was established to facilitateresearch in all aspects of oral cancer. The Centre works very closely with the National Cancer Control Programme of Sri Lanka. In order to reduce the burden of oral cancer in the country, CROC has a short term and long term strategic plan. We hope to improve the awareness about the harmful effects of the habit, smokeless tobacco and arecanut among relevant health professionals, policy makers and more importantly the public of Sri Lanka. This would lay a platform for us to work on bringing new legislations necessary to restrict these products.
Research in the field of oral cancer is completely inadequate for a country which ranks this malignancy as number one. Therefore CROC plans to introduce new research in the area of oral cancer and precancer with multinational collaborations. That will promote postgraduate opportunities for many students. We hope to update our clinicians who treat oral cancer with regards to various aspects of the disease from diagnosis to treatment with the new knowledge gain through research using our patients.
The Inaugural Journal Club of the Centre for Research in Oral Cancer (CROC) was held on 3rd March 2021 at the CROC auditorium.
3rd International Congress on Oral Cancer and Smokeless Tobacco and Areca nut 2019 was held 12th - 14th July 2019 at K Bambaradeniya Auditorium, Faculty of Dental Sciences