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Cancer Institute Foundation

U.S. Non-Profit Organization

Mother & child patient

Who We Are

Our Mission

Cancer Institute Foundation is dedicated to raise funds and support the Cancer Institute (WIA) hospital in Chennai, India. Use the funds for treatment of cancer of underprivileged poor and for educating and screening the rural population for early detection of cancer. Use the funds also for cancer research.

Why Support CIF?

Incidence of cancer is on the rise worldwide, and particularly in India. Cancer if detected early, treated by experts and followed up rigorously is curable. The team of physicians, surgeons, nurses, researchers and the support staff at the Adayar hospital are dedicated in providing unparalleled service.

Why Donate to CIF?

Cancer Institute Foundation is a registered non-profit charity organization in the US under 501(c)3. Our Tax ID is 20-1140049. Your donations are fully tax deductible.  We ensure that 100% of you donation goes directly to Adayar Cancer Institute for  underprivileged patient care, cancer screening efforts and research.


Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy

Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy

1886 - 1968

Every society is judged by how it treats its least fortunate among them.

Dr. Krishnamurthy

Dr. Krishnamurthy

1919 - 2010

A patient with curable cancer should not be denied treatment for lack of money.

Dr. V. Shanta

Dr. V. Shanta

1927 - 2021

When the sick approach the gates of the Institute, weak in body and spirit, and full of fear, there is only one response, you have to become part of them.


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Why Vounteer?

Volunteering is a rewarding way to spend your free time. When you volunteer you

  • spend quality time with people who appreciate and share your philanthropic spirit
  • gain valuable community service experience
  • enrich the lives of poor and needy
  • get a sense of accomplishment

Start Local Chapters

We are looking for passionate individuals who wish to start local chapters of CIF. This is rewarding investment of your time. Basic infrastructure will be provided.

Please contact us by email to for more details.

Become Volunteer Oncologist

We are seeking for seasoned Oncologists who are willing to donate a year of service to treat cancer patients in Chennai, India. We also need help in providing second opinion and phone consultation.

Please contact us by email to for more details.

Join Volunteer Group

Join the WhatsApp and Email groups for volunteers to be informed of volunteering opportunities and receive important notifications.

Send an email with your WhatsApp number and email ID to

Contact us

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U.S. Office

Cancer Institute (WIA) Foundation, Inc.
7625 West Hill Lane, Cupertino,
CA 95014, USA
Tel: 408-366-0132

India Office

Cancer Institute (WIA)
38 Sardar Patel Road
Chennai 600036, India

Tel: 91-44-2491 1526
Fax: 91-44-2491 2085

Boston Chapter
Tel: 978-806-1761

Tampa Chapter
Tel: 608-616-0025