Unofficial page of Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) at Thiruvananthapuram .
Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
Promote Cancer Awareness
Do Cancer Research
Train manpower in Cancer Care
Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) is a hospital located in the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College campus. It was established in 1981 as an expansion of the Radiation Therapy / Radiotherapy department of Medical College Trivandrum. It is a tertiary care centre for the managements of all types of cancer.
The clinics are mainly on haematology, lymphoreticular, soft tissue, bone, head and neck, breast/CNS, gynaec/urinary, chest, gastro, paediatric oncology and thyroid.
The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Thiruvananthapuram, was established in 1981 . It is one among 6 such centres (currently 26) in India. During the formation period the State Government transferred, a few departments of the Medical College, Thiruvananathapuram, which were primarily concerned with cancer care to the Regional Cancer Centre with a view to developing the same as a Centre of excellence, and also augmenting the teaching and research activities.
The Centre is now an autonomous scientific institution sponsored jointly by the Government of Kerala and the Government of India and receives financial assistance from both. It has been designated as a Science and Technology Centre in the health sector by the State Government. The Centre was thus created to meet the following objectives:
Evolving a comprehensive cancer control programme for South-Western India.
Offering state of the art facilities for diagnosis and assessment of cancer by histopathological, cytological, clinicopathological, biochemical, advanced imageology, endoscope, nuclear medicine and molecular diagnostics.
Providing facilities for state of the art treatment and management of cancer by radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation medicine and immunotherapy.
Establishing the necessary facilities for fundamental and clinical research relating to cancer.
Providing an excellent palliative care service for advanced cancer patients.
Creating the necessary academic atmosphere for undergraduate a