Cancer Institute , Adyar, Chennai, India is a Hospital and Research Institute delivering   free cancer care for thousands of poor Indians over the past 50 years. In 1954, Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy, India’s 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’s 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 a  two bed  room centre to a magnificent hospital providing state of the art cancer care for over 80,000 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.









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