About WCI – TMH
The Women’s Cancer Initiative – Tata Memorial Hospital (WCI-TMH) is a non-governmental organization that was started in 2003 as a partnership between Ms. Devika Bhojwani and Tata Memorial Hospital. The Initiative’s core activity comprises financial support of socially and economically disadvantaged women who are diagnosed to have breast and gynecological cancers. The Initiative has supported hundreds of such women to complete their prescribed treatment with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, surgery and rehabilitation therapy. The Initiative has also supported high quality translational research projects in the subjects of its mandate, being carried out by clinicians and scientists in Tata Memorial Centre.
The Initiative has been organizing the annual WCI-TMH Breast and Gynecological Cancers Conference in October every year since 2003. This is the leading conference on this subject in India. Prominent oncologists from India and abroad deliberate on a focused theme in each Conference. The guest faculty for the conference includes internationally renowned researchers and clinicians who have made a global impact on the treatment policies and outcome for women with these cancers. The foundation has also undertaken numerous initiatives to create awareness and emphasize the importance of early detection, and in this effort, have organized numerous camps for women, mainly from the lower socio-economic strata of society.