MCCS Partners

  • Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram (RCC)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • United Nations Fund Population Assistance (UNFPA-IPD)
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC, TVM)
  • National AIDS Control Organization (NACO)
  • District Administration, Kannur
  • Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India (MIT-GOI)
  • Cancer Atlas

Our Patrons

Very important personalities in the cancer field and in the area of the Society are adopted as patrons of the Society. They include Dr. M. Krishnan Nair, Former Director, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram; Dr. B. Rajan, Director, RCC, TVM, Dist. Collector, Kannur; Municipal Chairman, Kannur; MLA of Kannur


The Tele-medicine van having VSAT satellite communication link has the basic set of diagnostic equipment and offers the services of doctors, nurses, lab technicians and health awareness volunteers. The air-conditioned unit has VSAT connectivity with 384 kbps bandwidth, sufficient for video-conferencing and tele-medicine operations. The cost of the mobile unit is Rs.2.2 crore. It is fitted with mobile X-ray unit, digital radiography unit, portable ultrasound scanner, tele-medicine computer and video-conferencing systems, among other things.

The vehicle will visit scheduled medical camps and offer tele-consultation for early detection of oral, breast and cervical pre-cancer and spot treatment of cervical pre-cancer as well as awareness classes on cancer, AIDS and cardiac diseases, says D. Krishnanadha Pai, President of the MCCS.

Chemotherapy unit

The Society has a Pain and Palliative Care Unit as also runs a Chemotherapy Unit at the Government Headquarters Hospital here. Its rehabilitation project to take care of cancer patients was inaugurated by ISRO chairman Dr. G. Madhavan Nair in 2007.  Director-General of C-DAC Rajan P. Joseph, Additional Director S. Sudhamoni and G.D. Mohanachandra Kartha of C-DAC were among those actively involved in making the project a reality.


Local bodies and volunteer groups will be involved in the organisation of tele-medicine camps in Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Malappuram. There will be tele-consultation with doctors at the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) and the Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

“The mobile unit can help detect cancers early, which otherwise might not be easy because of the patients’ inability to go to speciality hospitals in far away cities,” says Mr. Pai.