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Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar

  • Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar

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About “Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar”


  • Also known as Adyar Cancer Institute, Cancer Institute (WIA) became the Regional Cancer Centre in 1974.
  • In 1974, it was declared as “Centre of Excellence” by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • The hospital has many firsts in its credit, including
    • In 1956, first cobalt-60 teletherapy unit in the entire South East Asia was installed at the Institute.
    • In 1970, the first medical oncology unit in the country started functioning at the Cancer Institute (WIA).
    • In 1976, the hospital has introduced the first linear accelerator in India.
    • In 2009, the first Rapid Arc Therapy facility in India.
  • It has a first medical school in India which offers degrees in various sub-specialties of oncology by Medical Council of India.


  • The hospital was founded by Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy – India’ first woman medical graduate.


  • The Institute has hospital, research division, division of preventive oncology and college of oncological sciences.
  • Of the 535 beds, 40% are paying beds and remaining are general beds where patients are boarded free of cost.


Chennai International Airport, Chennai

  • Distance: 11 KMs
  • Time: 22 Minutes

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

  • Distance: 2200 KMs
  • Time: 3 Hours (By flight)


  • Distance: 3 KMs
  • Time: 9 Minutes