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  • In the year 1990, the Kerala State Government declared RCC as a Centre of Excellence in the field of Science & Technology.

  • In 1995, World Health Organization (WHO) designated RCC as a WHO Collaborating Centre for cancer control for developing countries.

  • An International School of Colposcopy was established with support from IARC and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000.

  • In 2003, a Telemedicine Network - Onconet - connecting peripheral centres including Kochi, Palakkad, Karunagappally and Kannur, was established.

  • In 2006, RCC became the first cancer centre in the state to have a morphine capsule manufacturing unit.

  • The Radiation Oncology division of the Regional Cancer Centre received accreditation of its radiation delivery systems from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, one of the foremost cancer centres in the world, and also by the EQUAL ESTRO (Quality Control Board of European Union).

  • RCC was awarded the 'Kerala State Energy Conservation Award 2011' in appreciation of the commendable achievements towards energy conservation and management in category of 'buildings', instituted by the Department of Power, Government of Kerala through Energy Management Centre, Kerala on 14 December 2011 to mark the National Energy Conservation Day.

  • Transfusion Medicine Division of the RCC was chosen as the Blood Bank with the maximum number of voluntary donors for the year 2012 by Kerala State AIDS Control Society.

  • The RCC has one of the finest PhD programs in various areas of cancer research and is a premier research centre of the University of Kerala and the Mahatma Gandhi University.

  • The National Board of Examinations (NBE) accredited the Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) programmes at RCC in Radiotherapy, Pathology, Radiodiagnosis, Anaesthesia, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology.

  • In 2011 RCC began MCI approved MCh programme in Surgical Oncology and DM programme in Medical Oncology.

  • In the year 2012, the Medical Council of India granted permission to commence M D Radiotherapy course (8 seats/year) in affiliation with the Kerala University of Health Sciences.

  • The Clinical Laboratory Services Division is a participant in the External Quality Assurance Services of Bio-Rad Laboratories, USA for Haematology and Clinical Chemistry proficiency testing programme.

  • The Kerala State Pollution Control Board selected RCC for pollution control award for 2010 under Government hospitals with more than 200 beds category.

  • In the year 2012, Commissioned Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

  • In the year 2013, RCC began MCI approved MD programme in Anaesthesiology.

  • In the year 2014, RCC began MCI approved MD programme in Pathology.

  • In the year 2014, RCC has been elevated to the status of ‚ÄúState Cancer Institute‚ÄĚ by Govt. of India. RCC became the first Government owned cancer treatment institution in the country to win the coveted NABH accreditation.

  • In the year 2016, inaugurated a new OP Block and Commissioned PET CT scanner and Anaesthesia Simulator Lab.