Regional Cancer Centre

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Regional Cancer Centres (RCCs) are cancer care hospitals and research institutes operating in India under the joint control and funding of the Government of India and the respective state governments. The name 'regional' because each of these institutions cater to a designated region, usually a number of districts in the country. There are presently 25[1] such centres spanning all the states and union territories of India. This system works under the National Cancer Control Programme which started in 1975 under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (India).[1][2] The scheme originally started with 5 RCCs for 5 designated regions of the nation. Later this number was increased in steps. The present number of RCCs is more than 25 and the union government is planning to assign RCC status to more regional cancer hospitals.[1] In 2011, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy looked to have Malabar Cancer Centre upgraded to the level of a regional cancer centre.[3]

Regional Cancer Centres in India[edit]

Regional Cancer Centres, presently approved and funded by the central government are:

Name City State Est Ref
Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 1931 [4][5][6]
Regional Cancer Centre Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 1981 [4][5]
Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute Kolkata West Bengal 1950 [4][5]
Gujarat Cancer Research Institute Ahmedabad Gujarat 1972 [4][5][7]
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore Karnataka 1980 [4][5]
Mehdi Nawaz Jung Institute of Oncology Hyderabad Telangana [4][5]
Regional Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar, Chennai Tamil Nadu 1954 [4][5][8]
Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute Guwahati Assam 1973 [4][5]
Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre Cuttack Odisha 1981 [4][5]
Tata Memorial Hospital Parel, Mumbai Maharashtra 1941 [4][5]
Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla Himachal Pradesh 1977 [4][5]
Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Patna Bihar 1983 [4][5]
Cancer Hospital & Research Centre Gwalior Madhya Pradesh [4][5]
Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Institute and Research Centre Bikaner Rajasthan 1940 [4][5]
A.I.I.M.S Indian Rotary Cancer Institute Ansari Nagar, New Delhi NCR [4][5]
Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak Haryana 1960 [4][5]
Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Regional Cancer Hospital Nagpur Maharashtra 1974 [4][5]
Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College Raipur Chhattisgarh 1963 [4][5]
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Puducherry Puducherry 1964 [4][5][9]
Civil Hospital Aizawl Mizoram 1896 [4][5]
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh Chandigarh 1962 [4][5]
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1983 [4][5]
Arignar Anna Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Institute Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu [4][5]
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura, Srinagar Kashmir 1988 [4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Government of India. 'National Cancer Control Programme'.
  2. ^ "National Cancer Control Programme". The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  3. ^ The Hindu. State seeks special financial package of Rs.11,000 crore.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Official Website. 'Regional Cancer Centres in the Country'.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x WHO India. Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital Official Website.
  7. ^ Gujarat Cancer Research Institute Official Website.
  8. ^ Cancer Institute (WIA).
  9. ^ Regional Cancer Centre, JIPMER.