Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar, Chennai

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Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar, Chennai
Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar, Chennai
  • Chennai
  • 535 Beds
  • Established in : 1954
  • Single Specialty

About Hospital

  • Also known as Adyar Cancer Institute, Cancer Institute (WIA) became the Regional Cancer Centre in 1974.
  • In 1974, it was declared as “Centre of Excellence” by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • The hospital has many firsts in its credit, including
    • In 1956, first cobalt-60 teletherapy unit in the entire South East Asia was installed at the Institute.
    • In 1970, the first medical oncology unit in the country started functioning at the Cancer Institute (WIA).
    • In 1976, the hospital has introduced the first linear accelerator in India.
    • In 2009, the first Rapid Arc Therapy facility in India.
  • It has a first medical school in India which offers degrees in various sub-specialties of oncology by Medical Council of India.

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Hospital Address

No: 38, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar

Chennai 600020


Team and Specialities

  • The hospital was founded by Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy – India’ first woman medical graduate.


  • The Institute has hospital, research division, division of preventive oncology and college of oncological sciences.
  • Of the 535 beds, 40% are paying beds and remaining are general beds where patients are boarded free of cost.


Chennai International Airport, Chennai

  • Distance: 11 KMs
  • Time: 22 Minutes

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

  • Distance: 2200 KMs
  • Time: 3 Hours (By flight)


  • Distance: 3 KMs
  • Time: 9 Minutes


Comfort During Stay

  • TV in room
  • Private rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Phone in Room
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Family accommodation
  • Laundry
  • Welcome
  • Safe in the room
  • Nursery / Nanny services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal assistance / Concierge
  • Religious facilities
  • Fitness
  • Spa and wellness
  • Café
  • Business centre services
  • Shop
  • Dedicated smoking areas
  • Beauty Salon
  • Special offer for group stays
  • Parking available

Money Matters

  • Health insurance coordination
  • Medical travel insurance
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • ATM
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Netbanking


  • Diet on Request
  • Restaurant
  • International Cuisine
  • Self-Cooking

Treatment Related

  • Medical records transfer
  • Online doctor consultation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pharmacy
  • Document legalisation
  • Post operative followup


  • Interpreter
  • Translation services


  • Airport pickup
  • Local tourism options
  • Local transportation booking
  • Visa / Travel office
  • Car Hire
  • Private driver / Limousine services
  • Shopping trip organisation