Our Approach

Our facility is aimed at providing advanced cancer treatment facility at an affordable cost.

MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute has 30+ cancer-related departments to provide intense cancer care in a 300-bed facility. The main divisions for treatment include medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. The centre also have advanced machines including the LINAC (linear accelerator with accurate measurement of dose delivery), PET/CT scan machines, and advanced ultrasound scanning machine. Digital mammography with tomosynthesis, which allows for more accurate detection of breast cancer is also available. Another functionality that will be available at the hospital is robotic surgery.

The hospital plans to introduce latest treatment methods adopted for cancer, by establishing molecular diagnostic systems and rope in the best research teams available in the country. It will also initiate research on the possibility of including Ayurveda in cancer treatment along with modern medical facilities. It has already initiated the processes for tie-ups with world-renowned research institutes across the world.

Our Story

MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute (MVRCCRI), an initiative of Cancer and Allied Ailments Research (CARE) Foundation, has been set up with a built up area of 6 lakh square feet in a 17 acre campus at an investment of Rs 350 Crore.

MVR Cancer Centre & Research Institute has been named after the late CMP leader Shri MV Raghavan in recognition to his contribution to the cooperative sector in the state of Kerala.

Care Foundation

The Cancer and Allied Ailments Research (CARE) Foundation is a non-profitable charity organization initiated by the Calicut City Service Co-operative Bank in 2011.

It has been registered under the Kerala Societies Registration Act of 1860, which has been approved by the Income Tax department, and hence donations for CARE Foundation are exempted from income tax. The charitable society comprises 15 professionals from various walks of life and two government nominees.

The Foundation was started with a noble cause of eliminating cancer. In 2014, the Government of Kerala has given a special permission to Calicut City Service Cooperative Bank to release a loan of Rs 350 crore to CARE Foundation to start work on a world-class cancer hospital at Choloor, Velallasseri, Kozhikode. Subsequently, the foundation stone for MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute (MVRCCRI) was laid by the then Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy, on November 13, 2015.

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About The Logo

The logo is an amalgamation of three widely known and recognizable icons. First of which is a “Heart” icon which symbolizes love and care. The second, of a ribbon tied in a knot which symbolizes “Gifting”. The third icon is the cancer awareness ribbon which people proudly wear to show their “solidarity towards the fight against cancer”.
When all these three icons are combined, it clearly conveys the message that MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute envisions.

Meet the Leaders

The MVRCCRI, set up by the Care Foundation initiated by Calicut City Service Cooperative Bank, is situated on 17 acre property at Vellalaserri in Kozhikode district with 300 bed strength spread over six lakhs square feet area. The Centre is named after the late CMP leader M. V. Raghavan. Inaugurated on January 17 2017, both the OP and IP departments are functional from January 18 2017. The Hospital established at a cost of INR 350 crore has spent INR 150 crore for acquiring the latest Equipment.




MVR was one of the true leaders of Men Kerala produced. Hailing from an ordinary family of workers in Pappinissery in Cannore district, he joined communist movement in his early teens and soon after became it’s most popular leader. He served two terms as Minister of Co-operation and ports in Kerala during 1991-1996 and 2001-2006 respectively. Late. M. V. Raghavan was a visionary who had revolutionised the cooperative sector in Kerala and ensured that the co-operative sector actively participated in the health and education segment of Kerala.

Known as the doyen of the co-operative movement in the state, M. V. Raghavan was instrumental in setting up numerous other institutions across Kerala, always tapping into further possibilities of the co-operative sector to create new jobs. A leader who helped transform the banking and healthcare system in Kerala, the backbone of a developing society, M. V. Raghavan became a votary of reforms and development, inspiring generations to dream and make them possible through co-operation. MVR Cancer Centre, a Calicut City Service Co-operative Bank initiative, pays tribute to M. V. Raghavan; the leader who dreamt of quality healthcare that was accessible to all.

CN Vijayakrishnan

CN Vijayakrishnan


It is his biggest dream to make our institute one among the leading Cancer Hospitals in the world and also to be a secure and helping hand to all the victims of this monstrous disease.

Dr. Narayanan Kutty Warrier

Dr. Narayanan Kutty Warrier


He is one of the most well-known oncologists from India who has nearly three decades of experience in cancer treatment. He is also a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) & Member of European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

Dr Iqbal Ahamed

Dr Iqbal Ahamad


He is one among the Founder Director of Malabar Cancer Centre and was the senior surgeon of Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. He plans to establish a centre for continuous medical education and established a Central Library in our campus.

At MVR Cancer Centre and Research Institute, we strive to provide the best cancer care in the country at reasonable cost. We bench mark ourselves with world leaders in personalized medical care combining cutting edge technology and medical expertise. We involve ourselves deeply and actively in the entire value chain of care-prevention, detection, diagnostics and therapeutics to rehab and palliative care.