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Cancer Institute featured in the CSR Journal

Cancer Institute featured in the CSR Journal
October 9, 2018

The CSR Journal has recognized the cancer screening & prevention efforts of Adayar Cancer Institute. They report the following: “Cancer Institute has covered nearly 2,18,000 households across 260 villages in Tamil Nadu and enabled early detection screening for over 90,820 women and men”.

Dr. Shanta’s vision is to set up a Cancer Screening & Prevention Centers in every district of Tamil Nadu. Cancer Institute Foundation has been raising funds to make this dream a reality. You can learn about this project here. Please donate generously.

You can read the full article published in The CSR Journal here. If the link does not work, we have created a PDF version of the article.

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“The News Minute” Interview of Dr. Shanta

“The News Minute” Interview of Dr. Shanta
July 9, 2018

The News Minute interviewed Dr. Shanta about her early life and her thoughts on healthcare today. This interview carries interesting insight into the early life of Dr. Shanta and also some of the rare photos of Dr. Shanta from her early years.

She talks about her family background and how she decided to go to medical school. She also talks about why she decided to pursue oncology. She discusses her initial days at the Cancer Institute.

On the present state of medicine she calls out that medicine is no longer a human issue; medicine has become a business, an industry. She expresses concern that service ethos is gone and there is also no political understanding at the top that cancer needs special attention. She concludes the interview with a quip “so much to be done and so little has been done”.

You can read the full interview here. If this link does not work you can read the PDF version of the interview here.

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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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