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Apex Institute

Apex Institute
June 28, 2015

A formal announcement elevating the prestigious Cancer Institute (Institute), Adyar, to an ‘apex institute’ by the Union Health Ministry is expected to be made soon. The Institute is rated by the World Health Organization as the top ranking cancer institute in the country.

The Union Health Ministry has recently identified the Cancer Institute as one of the leading tertiary care cancer centers that needs to be strengthened under its National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Stroke.

Dr. V Shanta said, after the honor is bestowed, the Cancer Institute will be called the ‘State Cancer Institute’ elevating its position from the current ‘Regional Centre for Cancer Care’.

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Book Release

Book Release
January 29, 2015

Cancer Institute Foundation released the book is titled “Adayaril innoru aalamaram”. In English it means “another banyan tree in Adyar”. The book motivates the reader to understand the accomplishments of the Cancer Institute, Chennai.

The book was released by Padmasri Dr. George Hart, Professor Emeritus of Tamil, University of Berkeley on May 9, 2015 during fundraiser Tamil comedy play “vinnyaium thaandi cinemavaa”. The book was received by Dr. M. Shamala, Family Medicine, Dr. Sujatha Narayanan, Department of Oncology, Stanford University, Mr. K. Sridharan & Jayanthi Sridharan, Sankara Eye Foundation, and Mr. C.K. Venkataraman, Publisher of Thendral Tamil magazine.

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Photo Essay

Here is a collection of rare pictures outlining the history of Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai. Enjoy!
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Theme Songs

Enjoy Cancer Insitute’s theme songs in Tamil and Hindi by the doctors, staff and patients.

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Interviews

We have a few YouTube videos of interviews. These range from interviews of doctors, personal experience of visitors and stories of cancer survivors. These videos are very informative and inspiring. Please view them and share your thoughts with us. Please let us know how you can help fight this deadly disease. Please use the contact us link for details on how to reach us.

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