Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital (CCH) was established with the support of Dr. B.C.Roy, an eminent physician and then the Chief Minister of West Bengal. The hospital was formally inaugurated by Prof. Madam J.Curie in January 2, 1950 and named after Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, as a tribute to and in the acknowledgement of the enormous donation of his land and property for the cause. Initially this was a Cancer -treatment Centre which gradually expanded its activities in basic and clinical -research with the assistance from government funding organizations. This eventually led to the founding of the Chittaranjan National cancer Centre (CNCRC), funded by the Government of India in 1957, which was committed to basic research on cancer. The Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital and Chittaranjan National Cancer Research Centre functioned as separate entities in adjacent buildings until they were merged in 1987 and emergence of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) with the objective of serving as a premier Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) for the Eastern Region of the Country.
We in CNCI work as a team serving people and standing beside them in their times of need. Our institute focuses on the wellbeing of our patients as our foremost priority as we strongly believe “Together we can, together we will deal with cancer and make the world a better place to live in”.
Our Institute is served by top doctors in the oncology department along with nurses and other medical unit members. Our research unit is dedicated in making sustained progress against cancer which also requires advances across the research continuum, from the biology of cancer cells to studies of large populations.
Research in our institute can be categorized into:
- Anticancer Drug Development & Chemotherapy
- Cancer Chemoprevention
- Environmental Carcinogenesis & Toxicology
- Epidemiology & Biostatistics
- Experimental Haematology
- Immunoregulation and Immunodiagnostic.
- In-vitro Carcinogenesis & Cellular Chemotherapy
- Oncogene Regulation & Viral Associated Human Cancer
- Pathology & Cancer Screening
- Receptor Biology & Tumour Metastasis
- Signal Transduction & biogenic amines
- Translational Research