The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI) established in the year 1972, is a functional autonomous body jointly managed by Government of Gujarat and Gujarat Cancer Society. It is also a Regional Cancer Centre of Government of India and getting assistance under National Cancer Control Programme. GCRI is a unique example of cooperation between State Government, Central Government, and Non-Government Organization – Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute. It is good and fortunate that Gujarat Cancer Society established in 1961 and is instrumental in creating initial infrastructure of Cancer Hospital in Gujarat with the donation from people of Gujarat. It is worth mentioning that Gujarat Cancer Society is blessed by His Excellency, Governor of Gujarat. Today our Institute has attained the status of premier cancer institute of the country and caters to patients from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring State of Maharashtra. The profile of the Institute presented in this report is the fruit of joints efforts of all staff members of GCRI, Gujarat Cancer Society, Government of Gujarat and Government of India. We have celebrated year 2007-2008 as Dr. T.B. Patel Centenary Year. We are all fortunate that strong foundation laid by Founder Director Late Dr. T.B. Patel has resulted in an internationally recognized Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute. Dr. T.B. Patel was associated with Gujarat Cancer Society from its inception in 1961 under the leadership of the first Governor of Gujarat Late Mehndi Navab Jung and the first Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta. Dr. T.B. Patel was pioneer in establishing cancer care activities in the State. It is a time to recall that the future vision for cancer care conceived by Dr. T.B. Patel was supported by Late Dr. Jitendra Mehta who motivated donors from all walks of life. Dr. T.B. Patel was instrumental in bringing earmark donation from M.P. Shah Charitable Trust of London. Contribution of Late Dr. T.B. Patel will be remembered at the Institute forever. We have included a small section mentioning the academic activities initiated in the name of Late Dr. T.B. Patel – Dr. T.B. Patel Oration Award, Dr. T.B. Patel Young Scientist Research Award, and Dr. T.B. Patel Travel Fellowship. Institute has started Senior Citizen Ward for Geriatric cancer patients and conducted series of scientific events during the year in his memory this year. Dr. T.B. Patel Drug Bank is working for helping poor patients under the umbrella of Gujarat Cancer Society.
EARLY DETECTION AND CANCER EDUCATION NETWORK THROUGHOUT THE STATE Realising the fact that early detection of cancer results in better treatment outcome; regular cancer detection camps are arranged by the institute in urban as well as rural areas. The institute is also aware of the hazardous effects of tobacco and alcohol consumption. The institute has undertaken gigantic task by providing early cancer detection centres in five districts of Gujarat namely Panchmahal, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Kheda and Kutchh under National Cancer Control Programme of Govt. of India and community Outreach Program of the Overseas Development Administration of British Government.
Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa,
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Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute offers 5.5 Year Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)View Details Duration: 5.5 Year Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
List of facilities available at Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute for students.
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