Tata Memorial Centre

History and Structure

  • Tata Memorial Hospital founded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust on 28 February 1941
  • Indian Cancer Research Centre established in 1952
  • Ministry of Health took over Tata Memorial Hospital in 1957
  • Administrative control transferred to Department of Atomic Energy in 1962
  • Tata Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute merged as Tata Memorial Centre in 1966

Patient Care

  • Department of Surgical Oncology provides various specialized surgeries
  • Hospital specializes in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Over 30,000 new patients visit the hospital annually
  • Majority of cancer patients receive primary care at the hospital
  • Hospital performs over 8,500 major operations and treats 5,000 patients with radiotherapy and chemotherapy annually

Preventive Oncology

  • Department of Preventive Oncology focuses on cancer prevention and early detection
  • More than 70% of cancer cases in the country are detected late
  • Emphasis on early detection can help mitigate suffering and financial burden
  • Department conducts education programs on cancer prevention and screening
  • Aim to deal with the large number of cancer cases in the country


  • Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer (ACTREC)
  • ACTREC is a national center for cancer treatment, education, and research
  • Comprises a basic research arm and a Clinical Research Centre
  • Focus on Pediatric Oncology and emerging therapies
  • Equipped with advanced radiotherapy and diagnostic facilities

Cancer Research Institute (CRI)

  • CRI conducts various studies on cancer
  • Studies include analysis of cytokine profiles and role of antibodies in cervical cancer
  • Research on tobacco-mediated carcinogenesis and chemopreventive agents
  • Development of transgenic mouse model for squamous cell carcinoma
  • Collaboration with funding bodies and publication in peer-reviewed journals

Subtopic: Education

  • Tata Memorial Centre is recognized for cancer education and research by national and international organizations.
  • It is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, National Board of Examinations, and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
  • Around 80 post-graduate students register for Masters or Doctorate courses every year.
  • Approximately 400 students undergo training in medical and non-medical fields annually.
  • The training includes long and short term courses.

Subtopic: Digital Library

  • The Library of Tata Memorial Hospital is now known as the Digital Library.
  • It serves the needs of clinicians, nurses, paramedical staff, medical administrators, and visitors from other healthcare institutions.
  • The library was relocated to the ground floor of the main building on November 17, 2000.
  • It caters to individuals from all over the country.
  • The library supports academic institutions, hospitals, and healthcare industries.

Subtopic: Konark Cancer Foundation

  • Konark Cancer Foundation is an NGO founded by B. K. Misra, Ramakanta Panda, and Arup Patnaik.
  • It provides financial support of up to INR 1 lac per patient to those seeking treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital.
  • The foundation offers logistical support, including finding food and shelter for attendants.
  • It collects and donates blood, medications, and prosthesis.
  • Since its inception, around 10,000 patients and their families have benefited from the foundation.

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Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Memorial_Centre
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