Through all the challenges faced during the Assam floods,
CCHRC stands strong to battle against
cancer and save lives.

Through all the challenges faced during the Assam floods,
CCHRC stands strong to battle against
cancer and save lives.

About Us

Who we are

Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (CCHRC) is a comprehensive cancer care facility located in the outskirts of Silchar town in the Barak Valley of Assam, India. The hospital is administered by The Cachar Cancer Hospital Society, a not for profit NGO. Nearly 80% of our patients are daily wage workers, agricultural and tea garden labourers and nearly 75% are treated for free or at subsidised charges.

Providing effective cancer care to anyone in need – including the less fortunate ones Cancer awareness Raising awareness of cancer aimed at prevention and early detection of the disease Cancer awareness Engaging in research and ensuring quality cancer care to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic background Cancer research Testing scientifically and systematically to ensure proper treatment planning Scientific testing

what we do

Cancer awareness, Prevention and Early detection

The first step in the battle against cancer is awareness and early detection. Cachar aims to provide cancer awareness to the underprivileged to help curb the growing burden of cancer.


We keep updating our treatment techniques and methodology to deliver high-quality cancer care. Our unmatched range of equipment helps treat tumours aggressively while reducing or eliminating some side effects accompanying radiation treatment.

Comprehensive Treatment

Our highly skilled doctors with tremendous experience strive to provide comprehensive treatment with specialists in chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and palliative care departments.

Cancer Research

We help deliver better outcomes for those affected by cancer by identifying gaps through cancer research and addressing them.

Cancer Education

The mission is to educate our patients on all cancer and cancer-related issues, including prevention, risks, treatment and survival.

An Anthem to Empower

CCHRC’s anthem is a tribute to the teamwork, dedication, commitment and endurance seen everyday at our hospital.


Together we can save more lives

A little goes a long way. Help us bring affordable
care closer to people.
A little goes a long way. Help us bring affordable care closer to people.

Affordable Cancer Care

Poverty prevents early detection. We aim to enhance accessibility and affordable quality cancer care to all our patients irrespective of their socio-economic background. Our patients’ lives are our topmost priority, and we strive to provide the best cancer care for them to have another chance at life.

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Satellite Hospitals Bringing cancer care to you

CCHRC brings affordable cancer care to the underprivileged. Our satellite centres help reduce cancer incidence over time, improve early detection rates and increase survival after cancer treatment, ensuring that every person has access to palliative care.

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Our Director

Dr. Ravi Kannan

A surgeon par excellence paving the way to innovative & affordable healthcare
Padma Shri awardee Dr. R. Ravi Kannan is the Director of Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. Dr. Kannan is a surgical oncologist who previously served as the Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the prestigious Cancer Institute (WIA) in Chennai.

Moved by the plight of the economically impoverished people, who desperately need the services of the Cancer Hospital in Silchar, Dr. Kannan moved to Assam with his family to make cancer care more accessible in the Barak Valley. Before Cachar, the nearest cancer hospital was over 300 kms. away in Guwahati. Over the last 13 years, Dr. Kannan together with the entire team at the hospital has transformed the rural cancer centre into a full-fledged hospital and research centre. Innovations introduced in his endeavour to take inclusive cancer care to the masses include: