Adyar Cancer Institute (WIA)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The Cancer Institute is a comprehensive cancer care center founded by Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy, the first women in India to graduate with a degree in medicine in 1912. She started the Cancer Institute after losing her sister to rectal cancer, with the intention of providing affordable and quality care to patients of all socioeconomic backgrounds. 40% of the Cancer Institute's beds are paying and remaining beds are provided to patients for inpatient care, free of cost. The Cancer Institute sees over 15,000 new patients a year and over 140,000 follow up cases. We currently support a pediatric oncology and palliative care project at this site.
The pediatric oncology project was started at Adyar Cancer Institute in 2012. Our local champion is Dr. Venkatraman Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncologoy. We currently support one social worker, one data manager, one dietitian and one pharmacist.
SOCIAL WORKER CUM DATA MANAGER
The palliative care project at Adyar began in 2016, with support from Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan. Dr. Balakrishnan is the Head of the Department of Anesthesia at Adyar. We currently support one social worker cum data manager and one nurse at this site.