The need for modern Cancer Institute was the dream of late Smt. Nandamuri Basava Taraka Rama Rao wife of late Chief Minister Sri N T Rama Rao who herself succumbed to the deadly disease. The late Chief Minister and several philanthropists, scientists and physicians both in India and USA took the concept further and created the Indo American Cancer Institute and Research Centre at Hyderabad. Today, the Indo American Cancer Institute and Research Centre, a non-profit making organization, bestows care and treatment on par with world standards of excellence available to everyone at an affordable price to prove that world class treatment and facilities are as much the right of the less privileged as it is the right of those who can afford to cross the seas for reliable and modern treatment. Statistics have shown that the incidence of cancer in india is 160 cases for every 1 lakh of people, i.e., 16 lakhs of new cases every year as per the National Cancer Registry Project. This unprecedented figure exceeds all bounds of dreaded imagination and threatens to assume even more gigantic proportions if drastic measures are not promptly taken. Professionally run by two Boards of Trustees, one based in India and one from the United States of America, this Institute has the inputs of people from different walks of life, committed to the cause of fighting Cancer by timely diagnosis and treatment. Today, Institute standing tall and proud, in the heart of Hyderabad City, The Indo American Cancer Institute and Research Centre is a haven for those whose very lives are being stalked by this killer disease.