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Opening of Diamond Jubilee Buildings!

Opening of Diamond Jubilee Buildings!
April 14, 2018

As part of Diamond Jubilee celebrations Cancer Institute in Adayar, Chennai undertook new building infrastructure improvements.

This includes a Diamond Jubilee Building with outpatient cubicles, nuclear medicine facilities, modern blood bank, bone marrow transplant unit, ICU beds, modern operation theaters and post operative beds. Other facilities include Mahavir Ashray Palliative Care Center with quarters for doctors and nurses, a Day Care Center to provide outpatient treatments like chemo therapy that does not require patients to stay overnight and L&T Illam for Nurses with onsite quarters for nurses.

Cancer Institute Foundation made a significant contribution towards the state of the art operation theater and the day care center. We take this opportunity to thank our donors and sponsors for your generous support.

These facilities were inaugurated on April 12, 2018 by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. Please check out the news coverage of the inauguration by Thanthi TV. Please also see the video of the facilities.

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Pudukkottai Center Opens!

Pudukkottai Center Opens!
March 28, 2018

We are very happy to announce that the first Cancer Screening and Prevention Center is now open in Pudukkottai. Cancer Institute Foundation has fully funded this center and is raising funds for the upcoming centers in Thiruvannamalai and Namakkal. Dr. Shanta’s vision is to open these centers at every district of Tamil Nadu.

The center was opened on Monday, March 26, 2018 with a grand gala ceremony. We are glad that we were able to open the first center in Pudukkottai, the birth place of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy. It is a fitting tribute to her contribution in the fight against cancer as the founder of Adayar Cancer Institute.

You can read about the news coverage of the opening ceremony in Times of India. If this link does not work you can read the PDF version of the news coverage here. Please also checkout the photos from the event below.

You can learn more about the project here. Please donate generously.

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Dr. Shanta Turns 90!

Dr. Shanta Turns 90!
March 13, 2017

Please join us in singing happy birthday to Dr. Shanta of Adyar Cancer Institute who turned 90 on March 11, 2017. Dr. Shanta who joined the institute in 1955 has dedicated her life to the institute and to serving the cancer patients. In these 62 years the institute has grown from its modest beginnings to a premier institution. She has received many accolades for her tireless service.

On this occasion popular Tamil weekly magazine Ananda Vikatan interviewed her. She starts the interview saying “I am only 90 and there is so much to do!”. We also pray to the Almighty to give her strength to continue her service for many years to come.

You can read the whole interview here. In case the link does not work for you here is a PDF version of the interview.

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Dr. Shanta Interviews by “News 7 Tamil”

Dr. Shanta Interviews by “News 7 Tamil”
December 23, 2016

With apologies to those who do not speak Tamil, here is a collection of interviews of Dr. V. Shanta by Tamil TV channel “News 7 Tamil“. These interviews are in Tamil. We are proud to share these videos with you. We thank News 7 Tamil for these useful and informative videos.

Dr. Shanta discusses in depth the history of how Chennai Adyar Cancer Institute came to be, challenges then and now, what is cancer, how it is preventable, various treatment options, progression of cancer treatment advances, root causes of cancer and whether it is curable or not etc. She also highlights how Cancer Institute has pioneered in cancer prevention efforts, research and higher education via its own College of Oncology Sciences.

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Cancer Institute Expansion in Progress

Cancer Institute Expansion in Progress
November 19, 2016

Construction of a new state of the art Operation Theater is in progress in Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai. Once completed it will help in a big way and reduce the wait time of the patients. Construction is expected to be completed in March/April 2017 and become operational in June/July 2017.

A new Walk-in Chemo Therapy Center is also in the works. It will help serve large number of patients who can get chemo therapy and go home in about 2 hours. Chemo therapy center is expected to be ready in February/March 2017.

These two projects are a huge milestone in the history of CIF. We thank all the volunteers, donors, sponsors, partner organizations and well wishers for your continued support of CIF. We are proud to share these pictures with you.

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A Woman Pioneer

A Woman Pioneer
August 9, 2016

Kamala Ganesh a sociologist based in Mumbai has written an article about Dr. Shanta and Cancer Institute in The Wire based on her article ‘Healing Touch : Dr. V. Shanta’s Journeys in Cancer Treatment and Care‘ in Feminists and Science: Critiques and Changing Perspectives in India vol. 2 due to be published by STREE, Kolkata. According to the author in the essay she tries to see how the three elements – of excellence, outreach and an ethic of care – came together in the making of Shanta, the doctor. She also examines the dynamics in the making of the Institute’s own signature approach.

You can read the complete article here. For your convenience PDF format of this article is also available for download here.

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