Cancer Institute Foundation

Cancer Institute Foundation

Owner: Suresh Sankaralingam

Non-Profit members: 47

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History of The Institute in Adyar, India

Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India is a Hospital and Research Institute delivering free cancer care for thousands of poor patients over the past 50 years.

Laid Stone By Priminister Pandit Nehru

In 1954, Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy, India first woman medical graduate and social reformer, felt the acute need for a hospital solely dedicated to cancer. Dr. Reddy, a woman of fortitude and vision founded the autonomous charitable comprehensive cancer centre under the auspices of Women India Association (WIA) in 1955. Thanks to the unwavering efforts of Dr.Krishnamurthy, the advisor and Dr.V.Shanta, The Director, the Institute has grown from two room centre to a magnificent hospital providing state of the art cancer care for over 100,000 patients annually. Today, Cancer Institute is the only free standing, non-profit, institution that provides excellent cancer care regardless of socioeconomic conditions.

The Institute wages a multi-pronged attack on the deadly disease through Cancer Diagnosis, Care, Prevention, Research and Education.

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