Erode Cancer Centre a driving force in linking patient care with cancer research.

Its unique fabric, which has research embedded and enmeshed within a public hospital dedicated to cancer care, provides the ideal platform to be a world-leading comprehensive cancer centre and excel in translating research findings to the bedside and beyond.

As the only cancer research site embedded in a specialist public cancer hospital in India, ECC’s perpetual cancer research cycle is unique in India; clinicians take their observations from the clinic and share them with their laboratory colleagues, and in turn, researchers plan their research directions with patients in mind.

Early research in the laboratory

Erode Cancer Centre researchers ask a broad range of questions to better understand, and aim to control, the molecular processes behind the onset and progression of cancer, including finding ways to better predict and detect cancer, to give everyone the best chance of effective treatment and lasting immunity.

New therapies through clinical trials

Laboratory researchers forge partnerships with radiation oncologists, imaging specialists, and medical and surgical oncologists, to advance new therapies and new combinations of treatments that have been effective in pre-clinical models to the human setting.

Research in the clinic, at the bedside and beyond

Erode Cancer Centre researchers adapt, complement, strengthen and moderate existing treatments to provide maximum effect on cancer while causing minimal harm to healthy tissue, while also improving the holistic patient experience, addressing broader psycho-social needs, and refining pain management and palliative care.

Our cancer research cycle is unique in India, and illustrates the diverse range of paths that ideas and discoveries to the benefit of cancer patients everywhere.

ECC’s research is enabled by expert staff and cutting-edge infrastructure.


The aim of the Research department is to ensure that the following essential building blocks are facilitated when starting a new project, which include but are not limited to:

  • facilitate study procurement
  • protocol review
  • assist with sponsor contract and budget negotiation
  • facilitate submission of new research proposals to ethics committees and governance
  • assist in closeout of research projects
  • provide compliance oversight in the area of sponsor regulations
  • Offer training and education in research administration and compliance.

Erode Cancer Centre promotes and fosters the optimal integrity of its research, which is conducted in accordance with the Indian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research .

Queries or concerns regarding research conduct at Erode Cancer Centre can be sent to



Principal Investigator