It is our pleasure to welcome you to the National Cancer Institute-India, Jhajhar campus, AIIMS website. In India, there are 27 Regional Cancer Centers (RCCs) providing comprehensive cancer care in addition to acting as apex centers of research, training human resource development and patient care. The “State of Art Tertiary Cancer Care cum Translational Cancer Research Institute” namely the “National Cancer Institute-India” (NCI-India) is proposed to be constructed in the 50 acre site, which is located in the 300 acres of land under AIIMS in Jhajhar, Haryana, which is just one hour drive from AIIMS, New Delhi. NCI-India will provide a national leadership role in advising about the best possible treatment protocols and research. This Institute will be the nodal Institution for all activities related to cancer in the country and will have linkages with all RCCs and other cancer centers / institutes within the country. It will act as the premier institute of cancer, identify priority areas for research & development and related areas, will carry out basic and applied research in molecular biology, genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, cancer epidemiology, radiation biology, cancer immunotherapy, etc. It will evolve model cancer control strategies for the developing world which will include newer modalities of prevention, early detection, diagnosis and therapy. It will also act as a center for development of human resource in various branches of cancer management depending on the needs of our country. There will be facilities for Training & Capacity Building. The institute will collaborate with renowned cancer institutes in the international arena.
The NCI-India will have 200 beds which will be dedicated to treatment of those cancers which are based on research protocols. It will have equipments with advanced and latest technology to learn more about cancer. Research will also be conducted in other RCCs/cancer centers with the assistance of NCI. To look after the increasing number of patients in the country, an exclusive cancer center with 400 beds will be developed in the same campus. Thus, it will become a unique facility of its kind in this country wherein, the research and the clinical facility will be housed in the same campus. To broaden the scope of cancer in India, there is a need for research to define our understanding of the life style behaviours, genetic and environmental factors influencing normal cells to turn malignant. An Institute dedicated to conduct basic, clinical and cancer control epidemiologic research will help us understand the causes and the mechanism of cancers prevailing in India. This knowledge will facilitate us to develop strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer cases earlier with more effective and efficiently. Better understanding of cancer will improve quality of cancer care services and the quality of life of cancer patient’s survivals and their families. The institute will be the apex organization for activities related to cancer in the country and will have linkages with all RCCs and other cancer institute/centers within and outside the country. It will evolve model cancer control programmes for the developing world and new therapies. The NCI-India will explore in addition to allopathic system, alternative therapies from medicine system historically available in India. It will act as apex center resources in cancer. The NCI will collaborate with renowned cancer institute in the international arena. The institute will have state of the art tertiary cancer care facility as well as undertaking R&D, training and capacity building.
- To provide affordable quality tertiary cancer care to cancer patients.
- To act as the principal agency of the country for promoting, coordinating and conducting research namely; basic, clinical, experimental and applied research in the field of oncology and related areas.
- To carry out innovative research and the development of novel interventions to prevent and treat cancer, thus bringing down the burden of cancer and improving the quality of cancer care services and the quality of life of cancer patients.
- To undertake clinical trials of newer drugs as well as vaccines to treat and improve the existing outcomes of therapy on survival and quality of life of the cancer patients.
- To carry out translational research and incorporate newly developed techniques in cancer therapy into clinical practice.
- To set standards for cancer treatment and to evolve, update and disseminate evidence based guidelines to promote uniform patient care across the country.
- To develop and support training programs and generate trained human resources in all areas of cancer who can participate in basic and epidemiological research, clinical trials and cancer treatment programs.
- To support and co-ordinate quality cancer research in Regional Cancer Centres, other governmental and non governmental agencies to improve and harmonize the quality of treatment, research and education in cancer across the country.
- To create international linkages with major cancer centres for exchanging cancer related information and for establishing exchange programs for training and education.
- To establish a collaborative network with voluntary cancer organizations to help them in their effort to promote public awareness and to create support systems for cancer patients.
- To create and disseminate credible databases of cancer incidence, epidemiology, treatment, mortality etc.
- To translate the knowledge gained from research to evolve National Cancer Control Policies and Programs to improve the quality of cancer care services and quality of life of cancer patients.
- To facilitate the development of affordable medicines and equipment.