INDIAN CANCER SOCIETY
Fighting cancer for the last 6 decades. Founded in 1951 by the renowned oncologist Dr.D.J. Jussawalla and Naval Tata the pioneer NGO working on cancer care in India undertakes total care of the poor cancer patients of our country by proffering food,medicines,transport,prostheses,colostomy bags, counseling services, social welfare and job placement services.
It also helps cancer patients to be self-employed particularly those who come from the rural areas. The society undertakes numerous programmes and projects to educate the public about the factors relevant to cancer and conducts continuing educational courses for doctors.
Indian Cancer Society undertakes Community Screening Projects supported by corporate houses as part of their CSR Projects. Over 2000 women from disadvantaged areas were screened for Cervical Cancer in 2009-10.In addition; Awareness Talks and intensive training for chosen leaders among local women are organized, with doctors from top medical institutions.
Indian Cancer Society has worked as a watch dog for cancer information being delivered in sensitive manner. The Indian Cancer Society also works with tobacco regulation lobbies working to stem the easy availability of tobacco, especially to vulnerable youth.
Indian Cancer Society has made presentations to the Parliamentary Sub Committee on Tobacco Regulation, putting forward its view on the tobacco-cancer connection. ICS works with International bodies such as WHO, American Cancer Society and Livestrong, besides the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in learning experience and interaction for Volunteers and Management alike.
Indian Cancer Society lives by its Vision statement: The Conquest of Cancer by Choice; not Chance.