The Center's research focuses on molecular mechanisms responsible for causation of major human cancers relevant in India
Founded more than fifty years ago, The Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) is the state-of-the-art R&D satellite of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), which also includes under its umbrella the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), the largest cancer hospital in Asia. ACTREC has the mandate to function as a national centre for treatment, research and education in cancer. ACTREC comprises basic and clinical research divisions as well as housing an educational complex. ACTREC also has a 100-bed hospital fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. Research investigations at the Center currently focus on molecular mechanisms responsible for causation of major human cancers relevant to India. It is envisaged that in the future, ACTREC will play a greater role in drug development and emerging therapies for treatment and prevention of cancer.