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 HISTORY OF CANCER
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 364-367

V. R. Khanolkar and the Indian Cancer Research Centre, 1952–1962


Independent Researcher, Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Shirish N Kavadi
Independent Researcher, Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_14_19

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This note presents a brief account of the ideas and efforts of V.R. Khanolkar in the period 1952–1962 to develop the Indian Cancer Research Centre into a “center of excellence”. Khanolkar, who is recognized as a pioneer in cancer research in India, focused on developing multidisciplinary medical research and mentored and trained young medical researchers. He sought and received aid from the Rockefeller Foundation, which was keen to support him in this task.






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