0124-2564473/75 gcci@vsnl.com

FAQ ON GCCI

Q: Why GCCI Has Been Established?

A: 4th March 1998

Q: Does GCCI Work Only In India?

A: Yes

Q: What Is The Cancer Scenario In India, Presently?
  • Statistics reveal that India has one of the highest cancer rates in the world.
  • Every year 5,50,000 people die of cancer.
  • 9,00,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
  • At any given point there are more than 26,00,000 cancer patients in India.
  • 75% of cases are reported at the advance stage.
  • Tobacco- related cancer are prevalent. (48% in men and 20% in women)
  • Cervical cancer is most common cancer among women in rural India
  • Breast cancer is most common cancer among women in urban India
Q: What Is The Mission Of GCCI?

A: The mission of GCCI is to combat Cancer at all stages by seeking its prevention, early detection, providing palliative care and home care to cancer sufferers enabling them to live their remaining life with dignity and pain free.

Q: What Are The Core Functional Areas Of GCCI?

A: Preventive:Awareness Programme & Cancer Screenings Programme.

Rehabilitation:Child Sponsorship Programme, Vocational Training programme & Limited Financial Assistance Programme.

Curative: Primary Health care& Diagnostic care.

Special care:Mobile Palliative care.

Capacity Building:Trainings of Doctors and paramedical staff & Trainings of care givers.

Q: What Is The Source Of Funding For The Organization?

A: GCCI raises its own funds from Schools, Corporate bodies under their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, and by making direct appeal to individuals through mailers.

Q: What Is The Total Percentage Of Funds Actually Used For The Projects Of GCCI?

A: 74% of funds raised are used for projects.

Q: Who All Are The Target Beneficiaries?
  • People belonging to economically weaker section
  • Cancer afflicted population

However, there are two main methods that form the basis for the more specific or individual cancer type staging. The TMN staging is used for most solid tumors while the Roman numeral or stage grouping method is used by some clinicians and researchers on almost all cancer types.

Q: At Present How Many People Are Directly Benefitting From Various Programmes Of GCCI?
  • 4,96,024 people have been covered under Primary health care programme.
  • 675 cancer afflicted person have been extended Vocational training
  • 47,586 patients have been given Palliative care
  • 1140 patients has been given Limited Financial Assistance.
  • 98,580 people have been screened for cancer.
  • 11,256 cancer afflicted children have been provided educational sponsorship.
Q: How Can One Associate With The Organization?
  • By volunteering with us
  • Through Donation
  • Through Collaboration for a mutually agreed project
  • Through recruitment
Q: How Can I Donate To GCCI?
  • Through online
  • Through NEFT Transfer
  • Sending cheque/DD directly to H.O..
  • Depositing cheque/DD at local ICICI Bank Branch
Q: Why GCCI Has Been Established?

A: 4th March 1998

Q: Does GCCI Work Only In India?

A: Yes

Q: What Is The Cancer Scenario In India, Presently?
  • Statistics reveal that India has one of the highest cancer rates in the world.
  • Every year 5,50,000 people die of cancer.
  • 9,00,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
  • At any given point there are more than 26,00,000 cancer patients in India.
  • 75% of cases are reported at the advance stage.
  • Tobacco- related cancer are prevalent. (48% in men and 20% in women)
  • Cervical cancer is most common cancer among women in rural India
  • Breast cancer is most common cancer among women in urban India
Q: What Is The Mission Of GCCI?

A: The mission of GCCI is to combat Cancer at all stages by seeking its prevention, early detection, providing palliative care and home care to cancer sufferers enabling them to live their remaining life with dignity and pain free.

Q: What Are The Core Functional Areas Of GCCI?

A: Preventive:Awareness Programme & Cancer Screenings Programme.

Rehabilitation:Child Sponsorship Programme, Vocational Training programme & Limited Financial Assistance Programme.

Curative: Primary Health care& Diagnostic care.

Special care:Mobile Palliative care.

Capacity Building:Trainings of Doctors and paramedical staff & Trainings of care givers.

Q: Are All The Donations To GCCI Eligible For 100% Tax Exemption?

A: Donation received for programmes mentioned under 35 AC of the Income Tax Act of 1961 are eligible for 100% Tax Exemption.

Q: How Will I Get 100% Tax Exemption Against My Donation?

A: By donating for programme mentioned 35 AC( All GCCI’s Core programme are covered under 35 AC)

Q. How Does GCCI Help Children Of Cancer Victims To Continue Their Education?

A: By sponsoring the education of the children belonging to cancer afflicted families, till they complete their secondary education.

Q: How Many Students Are Benefitted Through Your Child Sponsorship Programs?

A: So far 11,256 children have been benefitted through our Child Education Sponsorship Programms.

Q: How Do You Spread Awareness About Cancer?

A: With a view to providing awareness to public at large various IEC materials like posters, leaflets, brochures etc. are developed, printed and circulated among the community and schools. Pictorial Presentation are given through LCD projector at various public places, communities and schools to have more impact. Seminars/talks/workshops are organized at various levels for awareness about cancer on regular basis. Targets beneficiaries will be school children, working women, women from urban slums.

Q. What Type Of Doctors Are There In Cancer Screening Camps?
  • General Physician
  • ENT Specialist
  • Surgeon
  • Gynecologist
  • Dental Surgeon
Q. What All Activities Done In Camp?
  • Physical examination
  • Pathological tests
  • Radiological test like X-ray, Mammogram etc
  • Free distribution of medicines
  • Availability of specialized facilities
  • Free distribution of medicines
Q. What Are The Steps You Follow If Someone Detected With Any Type Of Cancer?

Refer them to the network government cancer hospital, extend palliative care and do follow regular follow up.

Q. How Many Persons Benefitted From GCCI's Cancer Screening Camps?

A. 98,580 people have been screened for cancer.

'