Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre is the Visionary Project of Indraprastha Cancer Society & Research Centre targeted at offering the best of Oncological Care to those who require it. At the apex level is the Governing Council, for governance & the Management Committee, for managing affairs of the institute. The institute began functioning on 1st July, 1996 when a soft opening was done by Hon’ble Smt. Sonia Gandhi. However, it was formally initiated by the then, President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, in the manifestation of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries, on 20th August, 1996.

Values and philosophy

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre always holds it patients, who come for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment, in high reverence. It also boosts teamwork, mutual respect and trust amid the management, consultants, resident doctors, medical and para-medical, and the staff of supportive services. Transparency, appropriate diagnosis, suitable treatment and correct advice to the patients are the trademarks of this institute. The philosophy of Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital is to continuously strive towards excellence in onco-care via combination of newest technology, knowledgeable personnel and a humane touch. This is reflected by the addition of Bone Marrow transplant unit in the year 2000 IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Technique) & Colour Doppler methods in the year 2002.

Infrastructure facility

Instigated as a 152 bedded hospital, it has been growing progressively and has never looked back. Currently, it is a 241 bedded hospital, with state-of-the-art facility for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and is acknowledged as one of the premium Institutes not only in northern India but also in the whole nation. Since its commencement, the institute has proved its competence as a Centre of excellence and has so far registered about 1,25,000 patients coming from India and overseas. A great number of patients from Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka, and other adjoining nations are also using the facilities of our Institute.

Technological advancements

In cancer diagnosis, the institute has installed a 40 a sliced advance PET-CT in the year 2007. In the same year, a 1.5 Tesla MRI with dedicated technology for cancer specific diagnosis was also fitted. Dexa Scan & PFT services have been commissioned from 2008-09.

The institute has now appointed two state-of-the-art Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) units. Using this cutting edge technology, it is conceivable to treat the tumors that move along with respiration or have internal motion. This method also carries out a close monitoring of the part being irradiated during the whole course of treatment. Pooled together, Radiation Oncology at RGCI & RC embraces precision and quality of the highest standards. Furthermore, we have also mounted MRI and PET-CT which are unique diagnostic equipments. The newest addition in the technology upgradation is the Da Vinci, state-of-the-art, Robotic surgical equipment, the first of its kind in an exclusive cancer hospital, in India.