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
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.