Dr. Rai Memorial Cancer Institute


The 31st Annual Conference of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India, Tamilnadu and Puduchery Chapters was held at Taj Coromandel, Chennai between the 4th and 6th of November.
The theme of the conference was-‘Leading Innovations and Nurturing Academics for Consensus’ with the objective – ‘Confine, Confirm, Control, Cure Cancer.’
A panel of highly qualified faculties at the State, National and International Level participated and deliberated on the current scenario with respect to cancer cure.
A sizeable number of the oncological fraternity (radiation, medical and surgical) participated in the Conference besides physicists and professionals from other disciplines.
It is worth recollecting that the State ROI along with Dr. K.M.Rai’s Centenary Celebrations was held in 2003. This year, along with the State ROI, Tamilnadu and Puduchery Conference, the Golden Decade of Dr. Rai Memorial Cancer Institute, a pioneer in Cancer Cure in Tamilnadu, is also being celebrated.
The TrueBeam system is an advanced radiotherapy system. It was engineered to pinpoint accuracy and precision; with this equipment we can deliver high precision radiation treatment like, 3DCRT IMRT, IGRT, Rapidarc; which deliver high radiation dose to the tumor and less radiation to the normal structure or organ. This results in high cure rate with minimum acceptable morbidity and good quality of life.
Dr. R.R. Rai, MS, Chairman, Dr. Rai Memorial Cancer Institute enacted the part of the Chief Patron of AROICON-TN/ PY-2016.
Dr. S.Krishnan played the role of the Organizing Secretary of the Conference.

The event was formally inaugurated by Padmashree T.N.Manoharan, Chairman, Canara Bank. In his address, he mentioned about the paradigm shift that is being witnessed in almost all fields referring to the changes in the medical field as well. He lavishly lauded the efforts of Dr. Rai in trying to take the cure for cancer to the next higher level.
Dr. V. Shantha spoke about the latest innovations pertaining to cancer cure and mentioned how such state of art equipments contribute to better treatment and cure.
While speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Menon ace-cinematographer turned filmmaker showered heaps of praises on Dr. Shantha for her dedicated and committed service to cancer cure for over 6 decades. He also complimented Dr. Rai on the accomplishment of True Beam.