Integrated Cancer Treatment & Research Centre (ICTRC) was conceptualized in 1986 with a vision to reduce the pain and suffering of cancer patients. Revered P. K. Sardeshmukh Maharaj initiated the project along with the renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. S. P. Sardeshmukh & Dr. Arvind Kulkarni, Ex-HOD, Radiation–Oncology Department, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai.
Integrated Cancer Treatment & Research Centre became fully operational in 1994. It is a multi-centric project with centres at Mumbai, Solapur, Kolhapur, Nashik & New Delhi-Gurgaon. Cancer patients suffering from various types of cancer at various stages are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and ozone therapy along with complimentary Ayurvedic treatment in the centre.
The centre is co-ordinated by Dr. Shirish Kumthekar, a well-known Onco-surgeon at Solapur, Dr. Tushar Patil, renowned Chemotherapist, Dr. Keyur Gutte & Dr. Anil Sanganeria, Onco-surgeon & Dr. Deepak Laddha, Onco-pathologist. ICTRC is also conducting ‘Palliative Care & Pain Management Department’ in association with Simpatico Palliative Connect, LLP under expert guidance of Dr. Priyadarshini Kulkarni. At present a team of more than 50 dedicated Ayurvedic and Allopathic physicians, expert in the field of cancer, contributes towards the betterment of cancer patients through their expertise. Research on cancer epidemiology and cancer treatment is the integral part of the project.
BSDT is recognised as Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by department of science & technology (DST) for performing scientific research in the field of Ayurved. ICTRC is affiliated to Indian Cancer Society.
Integrated Cancer Treatment & Research Centre has been encouraged and supported by :
- The former speaker of State Legislative Assembly Late Shri. Balasaheb Bharade and his wife Late. Smt. Indutai Bharade.
- Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.
- Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India as a ‘Center of Excellence’
- Tata Trust.