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Event Archives From 1950 - 2000



An Evening of Ghazals by well acclaimed ghazal singer Padmashri Pankaj Udhas.

The Pankaj Udhas concert has been postponed. Patrons shall be informed about the new date at the earliest. For more details, call: +91.22.2204 7642


Cancer Cure Fund - A Joint Initiative with HDFC AMC

On 15th January 2010, several Financial Institutions were invited by Indian Cancer Society (ICS) to brain storm on the idea of setting up a debt fund, whose returns can be used to financially assist underprivileged cancer patients in meeting their astronomical treatment costs. The outcome of this successful brain storming resulted in the HDFC Asset Management Company’s proposal of setting up a capital protected debt fund in collaboration with ICS for Cancer Cure.

HDFC Debt Fund for Cancer Cure (H-DFCC) is a pioneering initiative, first of its kind in the country, for enlisting the support of the well wishers of this cause on a pan India basis which would not have been possible without the superb championship by HDFC AMC and the HDFC Group.

H-DFCC is a 100% debt oriented closed ended fund of a 3 year term with capital protection. The unique feature of this fund is that it offers the investor an option to donate the dividend declared by this fund to ICS to finance the treatment costs of underprivileged patients suffering from cancer. Based on the choice made by the investor at the time of application, HDFC AMC would directly donate either 50% or 100% of the dividend declared, to ICS on behalf of the investor.



A unique programme of street-play conducted for public awareness.

Inauguration of the Toy Library for children patients at the Rehabilitation Centre.


Two research projects were undertaken by Cancer Registry Viz. International Agency for Research on Cancer Lyon, France on 'Subside distribution of larynx and hypopharynx' and on 'Epidemiology of Stomach Cancer'.

Inauguration of the Candle Lighters Group.


Visit of Mrs. Gerry de Harven, Vice President, International Activities, American Cancer Society.


Mr. Bashir Tamboli, a right arm amputee due to cancer, who was trained and placed on job by Rehabilitaiton Centre received outstanding handicapped award for 1993 from the then President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.

Presentation of Tata Sumo by Bank of India to Indian Cancer Society.


Mr. B. B. Yeole, Dy. Director, Cancer Registry awarded PH. D. by faculty of Medicine, University of Finland for his dissertion on cancer in India in 2001 A. D.

Cancer Registry contributed to Monograph of International Incidence of Childhood Cancer.

Cancer Registry undertook a study on Prostrate cancer in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, U.S.A.

The Director and Dy. Director of the Rehabilitation Centre participated in International Cancer Congress held at New Delhi. Also a stall was put up at the exhibition there.


Cancer Registry completed scientific study on population based survey of patients having cancer of the cervix and the breast.


Participation of the Director or the Rehabilitation Centre in 1st International Workshop on Reach to Recovery and COPES Workshop at Mumbai.


Receipt of grant-in-aid for research project of the Orthotic and prosthetic Unit from J.R.D and Thelma Tata Trust.


Rehabilitation Centre received provisional licence from Rehabilitation Council of India as a sheltered workshop

Six staff members were deputed for training for under Bridge Course as required by Rehabilitation Co-ordination India Act 1992

Rehabilitation Centre participated in an exhibition organised by Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi

Presentation of Mahindra Commander Jeep by the Corporation Bank to Indian Cancer Society


Rehabilitation Centre received award from Magnum Foundation, Nagpur for outstanding work in Rehabilitation of the cancer patients

For the fist time creative workshops for children and youth cancer patients to develop their talents organised by the Rehabilitation Centre


A Magic Show by World famous child Magician organised for children cancer patients.


Starting the first Enterostomal Therapy training programme in India

Inauguration of Canteen/Catering training unit of the Rehabilitation Centre by Miss Thangam Philip, Principal, Catering Technology, Bombay.

Inauguration of Children's Recreational activities.

Starting of Nagpur Cancer Registry.

Started Cancer Education Units.

Establishment of Solapur Branch of the Indian Cancer Society.

Arrangement of first picnic for children patients at Aksha Beach, Malad.


New building of the Rehabilitation Centre formally inaugurated by Air-Chief Marshal O.P.Mehra, the then Governor of Maharashtra.

Government of Maharashtra allotted a plot of land to Indian Cancer Society for Medical Research Centre at Maharshi Karve Road.

Inauguration of the collaborative project on Rehabilitation of Rural Cancer Patients and their families with National Institute of Handicapped Research of U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare at Taj Mahal Hotel.

Inauguration of the Printing Press Unit of Rehabilitation Centre by Mr. Saran Singh, the then Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of India.


Receipt of award for outstanding achievement in the field of training and employment of the disabled from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry for 1981, New Delhi.

Starting of Orthotic and Prosthetic Unit and aids and appliances scheme for giving free appliances to needy cancer patients with grant-in-aid from Ministry of Welfare, Government of India.

Implementation of Placement and Self-employment scheme with grant-in-aid from Ministry of Welfare, Government of India.

Recognisation of the Rehabilitation Centre for implementing ADP scheme for physically handicapped person by Ministry of Welfare, Government of India.

Donation of 500 artificial larynges from Kyoseikai Trust, Japan.


Visit of Mrs. Wiesenthal, Member of Reach to Recovery, American Cancer Society.

Establishment of Society's branch at Delhi and starting of two Cancer Detection Centres by this branch at Delhi and Mobile Cancer Detection units.

President of India appointed Dr. Jussawalla as Hon. Surgeon on his staff and he was nominated to the Advisory Committee of Cancer Research by the Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.

An exhibition was held at Sholapur by the Rehabilitation Centre.

Model project for rehabilitation of cancer patients in six districts of Western Maharashtra was taken up and successfully completed. Financial assistance for the project given by Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of India.


The Director of the Rehabilitation Centre was invited to participate at 15th World Congress of Rehabilitation International held at Lisbon, Portugal.

Two export orders for Christmas decoratives received from New Zealand and U.S.A. and successfully completed.

Completion of NIHR Project on Rehabilitation of Rural patients and their families.

Allotment of land at Bandra-Kurla Complex to Indian Cancer Society by Bombay Metropolitan Regional Development Authority.

Organization of first orientation lecture and visit of medical students from Preventive and Social Medicine Department of Sion Hospital.


Deputed two staff members for a six months training course in Rehabilitation at Bangalore


Visit of Dr. Philip Selby, the then Executive Director of UICC.

Participation in 13th Asia Pacific Rehabilitation Conference in Bombay.

Lady Ratan Tata Medical & Research Centre became functional in May 1986.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India gave grant-in-aid to the Society for a three year Cancer Control Project.


Inauguration of a special project for the Rehabilitation of Children and Youth Cancer Patients by Dr. Edward Beattie, Former Director of the Sloan Kettering Memorial, New York at the Rehabilitation Centre


Published final NIHR report.

Inauguration of the first Cancer Insurance Scheme in India.

Presentation of vehicle to Indian Cancer Society by Puncham organisation.


Workshop on Cancer Education in schools jointly organised with Tata Memorial Hospital.

Grant-in-aid from OXFAM for equipment

Year Event

Starting of 5 years pilot demonstration project on rehabilitation of urban cancer patients and their families in collaboration with Social and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington

Our Workshop was recognized as a Sheltered Workshop by the Director of Social Welfare, Maharashtra State qualifying grant-in-aid from Government.


Director of the Rehabilitation Centre chaired a special session on Rehabilitation of Cancer patients at the 12th World Congress of Rehabilitation International at Sydney, Australia


Securing of 1st export order for handicraft articles prepared by cancer patients at Rehabilitation Centre from OXFAM, U.K.

Participation of Indian Cancer Society in Asian Federation of Cancer Societies


Foundation Stone laying ceremony of the Rehabilitation Centre building by Shri Ali Yavar Jung, the then Governor of Maharashtra.

First Professional Educational Programme organised in Association with Tata Memorial Hospital.

Placement of first batch of cancer patients on jobs in different industrial units in Bombay.


Formation of Ostomy Association of India.

Visit of the Director of the Rehabilitation Centre to various prominent Cancer Centres and Rehabilitation Centres in U.S.A. under a fellowship by U.9. Department of Health and Education, Washington.

Dr. D. J. Jusawalla received Padmabhushan Award at the hands of the President of India.

Visit of Mr. William Laurie, Project consultant, National Cancer Institute, Betheseda.

Starting of Ambulance service for cancer patients from a donation by Lions Club of Sewree.

Organizing of cancer exhibitions at Prince of Wales museum and Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Pawai.


Publication of SRS project.

Two Cancer Awareness exhibitions at Jehangir Art Gallery.

Dr. D. J. Jussawalla elected on the committee of the International Collaborative activities of the International Union against Cancer at Anderson hospital at Texas.

Collaboration of Cancer Registry with W.H.O.'s National agency for research on Cancer in Lyon, France.

Director of the Centre was invited to participate in the first International Symposium of facial prosthetics at Arnhem, Netherlands.

Director of the Centre was a consultant to the International Human Assistance Programme Incorporated, New York for one of their rehabilitation projects in Nepal.


Organisation of Hindi Premier show 'Alap'.

Formation of 'Reach to Recovery' Volunteer group for Mastectomy patients.


Starting of the first recreational unit in Paediatric ward of Tata Memorial Hospital for children patients.

Starting of Aurangabad Cancer Registry.

Starting of offset printing training section with grant-in-aid from State Bank Of India.

Starting of the first Mobile Cancer Detection Unit by Indian Cancer society through donation form Indian Oil Corporation.

1979 Visit of Dr. Henri Viscardi, Chairman, President's Committee on the Handicapped, U.S.A.

4th Asian Cancer Conference jointly organised with Tata Memorial Hospital on behalf of Asian Federation for Cancer Control and Research.

Year Event

First all India Cancer Congress Organised in Bombay.

Inception of the First Rehabilitation Department for cancer patients in the basement of the Tata Memorial Hospital consisting of three units viz. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Services Research.

Establishment of the first Cancer Detection Centre in India at St. George's Hospital, Bombay.


Starting of the first Vocational Training/Workshop for cancer patients in India in the basement of  Tata  Memorial Hospital by Indian Cancer Society.

Formation of the Indian Association of Laryngectomees.


Starting of the First Cancer Registry in India by Indian Cancer Society at Bombay.

Publication of the First Scientific Journal on cancer in India viz. "Indian Journal on Cancer".

Publication of the findings of the First Socio-Economic Survey of cancer patients.


Organising of 2nd All India Cancer Congress at Madras.

Starting of 2nd Free Cancer Detection Centre at J. J. Hospital, Bombay.

Starting of free food distribution service for out-station cancer patients by the Rehabilitation Centre at Sarvodaya Convalescent Home, Dadar.

1965 Starting of Pune Cancer Registry.

Publication of the First report of Bombay Cancer Registry

3rd All India Cancer Congress at Calcutta.


Starting of the 3rd Cancer Detection Centre at Ruparel Medical Centre, Bombay.

Publication of 2nd report on Bombay Cancer Registry.

Starting of 1st Cancer Detection Centre outside Bombay at Sassoon Hospital, Pune and at Surat in Gujarat.

Inauguration of 1st Transport Service for cancer patients from Sarvodaya Convalescent Home to Tata Memorial Hospital by Indian Cancer Society.


Inauguration of the Cancer Detection Centre at Jamshedpur.

Visit of three experts from Social and Rehabilitation Services of U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, to assess possibility of a research project.


Shifting of Rehabilitation Unit into more spacious premises at Wadala.

Branches of Indian Cancer Society established at Rajkot, Goa, Bangalore and Gorakhpur.

Year Event

The Indian Cancer Society was founded as a national voluntary organisation and public charitable trust to fight cancer.


Inauguration of the first cancer exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.


Starting of the first Cytology unit by the Indian Cancer Society in India at Tata Memorial Hospital.


Starting of the Chemotherapy Clinic Research unit by the Indian Cancer Society.


Formation of sympathiser Donor Sub-Committee for fund raising.