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Cancer is rapidly emerging as a major disease afflicting a large number of people in India. At the present rate of incidence, about 1 million new cases of cancer develop in the country every year. It is expected that this incidence would increase by about 4 to 5 times in the next 20 - 25 years. Life time risk for developing cancer varies from 1 in 15 to about 1 in 25 individuals in the country. In UK, this risk is 1 in 8 while in USA this is 1 in every 7 individuals. It is feared that with changing demographic composition and changing life styles, this risk ratio in India is also likely to increase and get nearer to that already seen in the developed countries today.

 

Realising the rapidly rising needs of the people, the Govt. of NCT of Delhi planned to establish DSCI for providing all the necessary facilities for comprehensive management of cancer patients in the region.

Postal Address: Delhi State Cancer Institute
Dilshad Garden, Delhi 110 095 (India)
Phone: +91-11-2213 5700, +91-11-2213 5200; TeleFax: +91-11-2211 0505; E-mail: director.dsci@nic.in

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