Cancer Foundation of India - CFI
Cancer Foundation of India promotes and provides preventive services for reducing cancer risk.
Work and Achievements
Cancer Foundation of India (CFI) is a charity with an aim to reduce the risk of cancers and help people detect cancers early enough.
Currently in India, cancers are causing too many premature deaths and with it comes late diagnosis which makes treatment exorbitantly expensive. Sadly, at later stages even the best of medical support cannot save lives therefore prevention, screening and early diagnosis are the only way out of this for Indians.
With changing lifestyle and extended longevity India is seeing far more cancers than ever before and that calls for different measures at the level of individuals, communities, corporates and policy makers.
CFI works at all levels that includes providing free screening services, training clinicians on techniques of early diagnosis, advocating with policy makers on tobacco control & cancer screening, promoting HPV vaccination in young girls, community training on breast examination, helpline service to provide authentic information on cancer, developing communication material in multiple languages, creating tobacco-free school campuses, sensitisation on junk food in schools/communities, conduct studies on tobacco control law implementation etc.
For the last 15 years CFI's team of professionals are making innovative approaches towards impacting lives and reducing the risk of major cancers.
Fund Utilisation Statement
CFI Cancer Screening & Prevention Centre is Kolkata’s first and only community clinic serving the underprivileged FREE of cost, funds will help get dedicated doctors at this weekly clinic for early diagnosis of Oral, Breast and Cervical cancer.