Cancer Institute (WIA)

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Cancer Institute (WIA)
Adyar Cancer Institute.jpg
Other nameAdyar Cancer Institute
MottoService to all
Founder(s)Muthulakshmi Reddy
FocusCancer research
ChairSugalchand Jain
WebsiteOfficial website

The Cancer Institute (WIA), also known as the Adyar Cancer Institute, is a non-profit cancer treatment and research centre based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[1] The Cancer Institute (WIA) was established in the year 1952 under the leadership of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy.[2] In 1974, the institute became the Regional Cancer Centre and declared as a "Centre of Excellence" by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.[3][4]


Cancer Institute (WIA) is the first medical school in India to offer degrees in various sub-specialities of oncology recognized by the Medical Council of India.[5][6][7] The institute has been conducting MD (Radiotherapy), DM (Medical Oncology), MCh (Surgical Oncology) and other Diploma and Fellowship programmes, affiliated to the MGR Medical University.[8] The Institute is also recognised by both the University of Madras and Anna University for research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees in the areas of medical physics, psycho-oncology and molecular oncology.[9][10][11]

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  1. ^ "Cancer Institute (WIA) Chennai, Adyar". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Navigation News | Frontline". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ Kamala Ganesh. "A Woman Pioneer in the Male World of Oncology - The Wire". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  4. ^ Sharma, Dinesh C (2004). "Cancer Institute at Chennai: A model for resource-poor countries". The Lancet Oncology. 5 (4): 204. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(04)01446-9. PMID 15085851.
  5. ^ Harish, K (2011). "S Krishnamurthy—Tribute to a Doyen in Oncology". Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 1 (4): 356–7. doi:10.1007/s13193-011-0045-y. PMC 3244254. PMID 22693392.
  6. ^ "Cancer Institute (WIA) Chennai, Adyar". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  7. ^ Shanta, V (2010). "First Pediatric Oncology Unit in India at the Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai". Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. 31 (3): 101–2. doi:10.4103/0971-5851.73604 (inactive 31 October 2021). PMC 3009435. PMID 21206719.CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of October 2021 (link)
  8. ^ "Cancer Institute (WIA) Chennai, Adyar". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Cancer Institute (WIA) Chennai, Adyar". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Research Institutions". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Cancer Institute (WIA), College of Oncological Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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