In the early months of 2008, a group of likeminded individuals from various professional backgrounds came together to form Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation. Under the leadership of the Managing Trustee, Dr. B.S. Srinath, who has over 40 years of experience in surgical oncology, the trustees laid out the objectives of the trust, which centred around reducing the physical, emotional and financial suffering of cancer patients and their families as well as bringing down the catastrophic burden of this disease on the society.
As a roadmap to this goal, a multifaceted approach was planned and at the top of this list was the establishment of a state of the art, affordable cancer hospital that is accessible to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender or socioeconomic status. Thus began the search for a suitable land to establish this dream hospital. When the trustees shared their wish to build a cancer hospital that can be accessed by any member of the society, His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Tirtha Mahasannidhanam of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, expressed his happiness and blessed our trustees by providing the land to construct the hospital in the premises of Shankaramutt, Bangalore.
Equipped with top of the line infrastructure, the hospital opened its doors on 15 August 2012. The hospital has quickly gained popularity as a leader in cancer care by setting high standards of excellence in oncology.
As of December 2019, SSCHRC has registered and treated over 43,000 cancer patients. Our department of Radiotherapy, the first department to commence services in the hospital, is powered with 2 state of the art linear accelerators and treats 150-175 patients every day. The highly skilled team of surgical oncologists perform above 350 complex surgeries every month. Medical Oncologists with vast experience are treating over 120 patients every day using the latest updates in oncological care such as immunotherapy and personalised medicine.
The high volume of complex cases treated at SSCHRC creates the ideal environment to train future oncologists. Recognising this, the National Board of Examinations and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences have accredited our hospital as a super speciality training centre for DNB and Fellowship programmes.
Keeping up with the technological advancement and academic excellence, our compassionate and empathetic doctors and nurses ensure each patient receives the best, comprehensive and holistic care at SSCHRC.
To be an acknowledged leader in the field of cancer cure and research by ensuring that high-quality care reaches the common man.
To be a pioneer in cancer cure and research through innovation and being sensitive to the environment in which we all exist.
Objectives of SSCF
Provide HIGH QUALITY comprehensive cancer care that is ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE and EQUITABLE to all members of the society irrespective of caste, creed, religion or socioeconomic status. Treatment to be highly subsidised by reducing the base cost and 10% of the beds and services in the facility to be reserved for the poor, for whom, free treatment will be provided.
Reduce the incidence of cancer in the rural areas and detect cancer in early stages through various interventions.
Develop a centre for research under eminent scientists and medical professionals to drive the research activities towards reducing the burden of cancer in the society, improving treatment standards and academically remaining in the cutting edge of science.
To provide assistance in cancer care with a not for profit motive.
Board of Trustees
Core Committee Members
Standing (Left to Right) : Sri S.Z. Kamali, Sri Jitendra Merdia, Sri Nithyanandan, Sri Gopal Krishnaiah, Sri S. Kumara, Sri Navin Pal, Sri Nagendra
Sitting (Left to Right): Late Sri B.S.R. Krishna, Sri S. Srinath, Sri S.T. Satynarayan Rai, Smt. Daya Navin Pal, Dr. B.S. Srinath, Smt. Mamatha Venkataramy, Smt. Sandhya Vasudevan, Sri N.S. Rajagopalan