About Us

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 Shankaramath, 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 2020, SSCHRC has registered and treated over 50,000 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.

 

Our Vision

To be an acknowledged leader in the field of cancer cure and research by ensuring that high-quality care reaches the common man.

Our Mission

To be a pioneer in cancer cure and research through innovation and being sensitive to the environment in which we all exist.

 

Our Philosophy

 

ACCESS TO EQUITABLE AND AFFORDABLE CANCER CARE TO ALL OUR PATIENTS

LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGHEST STANDARDS OF CARE

FOCUS ON AWARENESS AND PREVENTION AS EQUALLY IMPORTANT AS TREATMENT

INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY 

THROUGH RURAL DETECTION CAMPS

 

Our Institutes

Shankara Cancer Hospital Best Bangalore

Treatment & Training

Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is a 480 bedded hospital providing comprehensive cancer care.

Shankara Cancer Research Centre

Prevention & Research

Sri Shankara National Centre for Cancer Prevention & Research is a dedicated wing of SSCF for cancer prevention.

Sri Shankara College of Nursing

Training & Support

Sri Shankara College of Nursing was started in 2018 to train the future nurses in oncology care. 

Canaid Shankara Cancer Hospital Volunteer

Support & Volunteer

CanAid is SSCF's network of volunteers who support the foundation's activities on several fronts. 

Board of Trustees

 
Dr. B S Srinath Best Surgical Oncologist

Dr. B. S. Srinath

Managing Trustee

He is a reputed surgical oncologist with over 35 years of service to cancer patients. Has conducted research on cancer and immunology. Has an eminent stature in the field of cancer treatment.

Has distinguished managerial experience as well of building and managing a large and successful hospital in the related field. Has served as the Managing Director of Bangalore Institute of Oncology, a leading institution, for 11 years during 1992-2003. Has conducted many cancer detection and awareness programs during the last 20 years and has taken the medical expertise right up to the patient's door with a major concern for the poor.

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Dr. H.S. Nagaraja

Trustee

A renowned educationist, he is the Founder-Director of BASE, an 18 year student training institution with over 150 faculty members and is focused on enabling superior level achievement among the brightest students.

Dr. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar

Trustee

A software engineer, philanthropist and social worker. Spearheads the activities of “Annapurna”, an NGO, which feeds 2.5 lakh school children every day, in Bangalore, Hubli, Gulbarga and Jodhpur. Active in non-formal education for the underprivileged. Also involved in women's self-employment initiatives.

Sri Abhinav Ramanand

Trustee

Young, dynamic advocate practicing in High Court of Karnataka on the original side. Actively involved in supporting social development, through a concern for the needy and suffering.

Sri Rammohan Shivapuram

Trustee

A supply chain expert, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Sri V. R. Balasubramani

Trustee

Retired Assistant Commissioner of Customs, practicing advocate.

Sri B R Nagaraj

Trustee

Chairman of the Board and COO at Phi Property Management Services Private Limited 

Sri Sandeep Agarwal

Trustee

 Industrialist, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur.

Sri Anil Kumble

Trustee

An internationally acclaimed cricketer of India, with a passion for building a good society. He is India's highest wicket taker and the world's third highest wicket taker in test cricket. He was the former Indian test cricket captain and a great leader. He has been awarded the Sri Padmashree and Arjuna Award and Wisden Cricket Award.

Sri Manandi Ramesh

Trustee

An industrialist with more than 45 years experience in the textile industry, he has been actively involved in social welfare, health and educational activities.

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

 

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