Anil D'Cruz

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President, Union for International Cancer Control 


30 years as an oncologist, current Director of Oncology at Apollo Hospitals, Ex-director at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, researcher, administrator and crusader in the field of cancer control and now President of UICC for the 2020-2022 term.

Anil has held leadership positions both nationally and internationally on Board of Directors/ governing council/ executive committee of numerous hospitals, governmental organisations, cancer care organisations, advocacy group & professional bodies.

Anil has served on the UICC Board of Directors (2 terms) including its membership, governance and finance committees. Some of his other UICC related appointments include Programme Committee co-chair for the 2016 World Cancer Congress in Paris and member of the World Cancer Congress Organising Committee for the Melbourne conference in 2014. Anil also served as Editor of Manual of Clinical Oncology (MCO), a UICC publication.

He is an active researcher with pivotal contributions and over 200 peer reviewed publications. Delivered over 300 lectures, 50 named orations, plenary lectures and keynote presentations around the globe. His main areas of interest apart from his clinical responsibilities are in tobacco advocacy, cost effective treatment and health economics.


Updated: April 2021