IACR President's Message

Dear Cancer Researchers,

Cancer Research in India has exhibited magnificent growth over the years, creating substantial achievements in bringing out scientifically validated diagnostic measures and therapeutic strategies. IACR have made seminal contributions in deciphering the molecular mechanism behind cancers, unleashing novel diagnostic and therapeutic measures and worthwhile developments in cancer prevention.
IACR annual meetings are India's best known cancer research conferences which traditionally bring students, researchers, post-doctoral fellows and young investigators together with the established cancer researchers and oncologists to discuss the current developments in understanding the molecular basis of cancer and therapeutics.
As Cancer Researchers, we care for the most deserved and contribute by serving the society through research. Open international forums like IACR, will bring the inspired people from varying professional spheres together, thus ensuring that our research remains at the cutting edge.
With immense pleasure, we invite you to be a part of IACR Family.

Professor M. Radhakrishna Pillai, FRCPath, PhD, FASc, FNASc, FAMS, FNA
Indian Association for Cancer Research
E-mail: iacr@rgcb.res.in


IACR (Indian Association of Cancer Research) was founded in November, 1980 in Mumbai with envision towards advancements in research encompassing all the aspects of cancers as well as to promote the interaction among researchers in this field from across different parts of our nation. Over the past 40 years, IACR has made significant strides from fostering research in cancer diagnosis, therapy and prevention to promoting cancer education and cancer awareness amongst the society. Today IACR serves as platform holding international conferences, workshops, local meetings, awareness programs and much more, which traditionally brings students, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, young investigators, senior scientists, medical faculties, oncologists and industrialists together under a single roof, thus, encouraging significant developments in all the arenas related to cancers, through thorough understanding of the molecular basis of cancer and therapeutics. The number of IACR life members has steadily risen, with a current strength of over 1000 life members, which includes more than 100 overseas members. The IACR Secretariat for 2019 to 2021 operates from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology [RGCB], Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.


To advance research in all aspects of cancer

To promote interaction among cancer researchers across India and abroad.

To spread awareness about cancer among common people.