Roko Cancer Charitable Trust
Roko Cancer Charitable Trust is a “not for profit” organization committed to fighting cancer and preventing deaths due to cancer, especially in women, by timely and early detection.
Roko Cancer Charitable Trust was set up in 2005, primarily for spreading awareness and early detection of Breast Cancer by a London based NRI of distinction and vision, Mr. APS Chawla. He himself had gone through the excruciating trauma of his wife’s untimely demise at the hands of breast cancer. To save precious lives he emerged like a phoenix from the ambers of his personal grief and translated his tragedy into a relentless crusade against breast cancer, so that others may not go through the anguish and ignominy due to sheer ignorance. Despite being a millionaire, who owns Nova Group of Companies in London, he dedicated his life to this noble cause and became a philanthropist.
Their Trust has been a pioneer in launching India’s irst fully equipped, sophisticated Mobile Cancer Detection Unit. This gives them the lexibility of conducting ‘Mammograms’ and ‘Pap Smear/ LBC’ tests for women and ‘Oral Cancer Tests and counselling for de-addiction’ for men in various urban, semi-urban and rural areas. In their drive they have conducted 5,000 ‘Awareness and Detection’ camps during the period from 2005 to date in 22 States and Union Territories. Presently, their Mobile Detection Units are equipped to detect Breast, Cervix and Oral cancer. In this journey, they have worked with various State Governments viz. Govt. of Meghalaya, Delhi and Punjab, PSUs like ONGC, corporates like Larsen & Toubro, Jindal Stainless Steel, IFFCO-Tokio General Insurance, Indian Potash Limited, IFFCO, HITACHI, Pizer, SIS Ltd. etc.
They also do diabetes and BP investigations/ diagnosis as well. Mammography, oral screening operations and pap smears are performed by welltrained doctors who are experts in their ield and dedicated to the cause. They are proud to state that from 2005 up to now they have carried out about roughly 6,35,090 examinations and conducted 68,729 mammography tests
They at Roko Cancer have adopted the mission to detect and halt cancer from the society by bringing awareness and provide screening services at the doorstep to detect the cases at early stage
Roko Cancer started with the vision of spreading awareness and detecting Breast Cancer at an early age in order to save lives. They later on extended their services to other prevalent Cancers viz. Cervix, Oral and Prostrate Cancer and also extended their approach to detect and screen anemia in women and malnutrition in children by providing Government approved health supplements to the identiied cases