Rajendra Badwe: How Rajendra Badwe is making cancer treatment affordable by repurposing easily available drugs

Dr. Rajendra Achyut Badwe, Director, Tata Memorial Center.


Badwe, director of Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre, has reset the rules to revolutionise treatment standards. His views on disease management and research protocols count not just in India but also at world’s leading institutions. Last September, in one such instance, Badwe and his team of doctors made revelations which provide a new direction of treatment for breast-cancer patients.

On a pleasant December morning, Ernest Borges Road in Mumbai’s Parel area is a hive of activity. Running along the Tata Memorial Centre hospital, it is chock-a-block with vendors and honking cabs even as countless cancer patients try to find their way through the melee. Inside the hospital, the colossal hallway and waiting area of the Homi Bhabha Building is bursting at its seams. Hordes of patients and caregivers briskly saunter clutching their

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