About Us

Who we are

Assam Cancer Care Foundation is a joint partnership between the Government of Assam and Tata Trusts. It was set up in December 2017 to create a first-of-its-kind, three-level cancer grid in the state. The distributed care model was conceptualised by the Trusts and the Government of Assam to create patient-centric cancer institutions to deliver standardised and affordable care closer to patients’ homes. The foundation is expected to benefit 50% of Assam’s cancer patients by 2021.

What we do

Government of Assam and Tata Trusts set up the Assam Cancer Care Foundation to create a first-of-its-kind grid to address the cancer care burden in Assam. Currently, one apex hospital handles a cancer patient’s journey end-to-end. Smaller centres in different regions, interlinked with the apex centres, are proposed to be set up to handle diagnosis and care, and to shift load away from apex hospitals. This will bring high-quality cancer care closer home for patients and reduce their financial burden. Infrastructure development is being supplemented with plans to develop trained human resources, awareness and prevention programmes, and a unified technology platform to deliver high-quality care. Additionally, a state-of-the-art cancer research centre is being set up in Guwahati to focus on regional cancer types.

What we do

Key objectives

  • Education, training and human resource development in health care to tackle the rising need of cancer care
  • Facilitate, develop, support and fund platforms that enable knowledge sharing and communication among health care centres across the country
  • Design and plan new facilities and upgrades for greatest benefit
  • Health care research and enhancing awareness among people about health care and lifestyle changes to prevent illness
  • Develop the proposed government facilities as world-class centres offering high-quality, affordable care
  • Jointly design and implement state-wide health programmes that are low-cost, cost-effective and locally appropriate to improve patient outcomes
  • Direct, fund, support and facilitate health care research; manage cancer registries and tackle health care problems
  • Facilitate network to work together and share health burden of the nation

Why we need

a comprehensive health care model

  • 32,000

    new cancer cases

    reported each year

  • 70%

    cases reported in

    late stage of disease

  • 40-50%

    High mortality rates

    among cancer patients

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