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Cancer Institute (WIA)

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Cancer Institute (WIA) is a public charitable voluntary institute astutely serving cancer patients forthe last60 years. This comprehensive cancer center is under the present leadership of Chairman Dr.V.Shanta, who is associated with the Institute for over 50 years. Her esteemed work has garnered her several awards, including the Padma Shri, IARC award as well as the Padma Bhushan.

Located at Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the Cancer Institute (WIA) was established by the Women's’ Indian Association Cancer Relief Fund headed by Dr. Muthulakshi Reddy. The Institute has selflessly pursued its mission of providing “service to all” irrespective of their social or economic class. To faithfully adhere to its motto, the Institute prioritizes the generation of its funds, to serve needful cancer patients with world-class medical treatment. As a result, the Institute enjoys the status of being the second comprehensive cancer center and the first pediatric oncology center in India.

Team and Specialities

Department/ specialities

  1. Medical physics
  2. Microbiology
  3. Molecular diagnostic
  4. Blood bank
  5. Physiotherapy
  6. Palliative care
  7. Nuclear medicine
  8. Electron microscopy
  9. Radiation oncology
  10. Surgical oncology
  11. Medical oncology
  12. Pediatric oncology
  13. Radiology
  14. Oncopathology
  15. Outpatient service
  16. Clinical biochemistry
  17. Psycho-oncology
  18. Clinical biochemistry




  • Including both general and special wards, the Cancer Institute (WIA) boasts an adequate infrastructure that maintains a total of 535 beds.
  • For further ease of access, general and special wards are present in both the campuses of the Institute located at Gandhi Nagar and Sardar Patel road.
  • The visiting hours allowed for the family and friends are from 4 to 6 pm every day and monitored strictly to maximize the comfort of the patients.
  • The hospital also comprises of a specialized research division, a division that primarily works on preventive oncology, and a college of oncological sciences.
  • The hospital has both National and International recognition that comprises of only 40 % of paying beds. 40 % of patients enjoy the facilities in the center free of cost, and the rest of the patients are treated with a nominal amount.
  • The Institute provides high-quality round-the-clock service for over 15,672 new patients and 140,935 follow-ups annually.
  • In December of 2018, the Cancer Institute (WIA) launched a machine.It can detect the presence of the infectious agent, human Papillomavirus (HPV) through DNA, and identify the risk of cervical cancer before its manifestations in women. This machine was developed by ShravanSubramanyam, MD of Roche Diagnostics India Ltd. It can remarkably reduce the chances of cervical cancer in women as this cancer is preventable.


No:38, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar,
Chennai 600036,
Ph:044 22209150


Comfort During Stay

    TV in room
    Private rooms
    Free Wifi
    Phone in Room
    Mobility accessible rooms
    Family accommodation
    Safe in the room
    Nursery / Nanny services
    Dry cleaning
    Personal assistance / Concierge
    Religious facilities
    Business centre services
    Dedicated smoking areas
    Special offer for group stays
    Parking available

Money Matters

    Health insurance coordination
    Medical travel insurance
    Foreign currency exchange
    Credit Card
    Debit Card


    Diet on Request
    International Cuisine

Treatment Related

    Medical records transfer
    Online doctor consultation
    Document legalisation
    Post operative followup


    Translation services


    Airport pickup
    Local tourism options
    Local transportation booking
    Visa / Travel office
    Car Hire
    Private driver / Limousine services