Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) is the state-of-the-art R&D satellite of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), which also includes under its umbrella the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), the largest cancer hospital in Asia. ACTREC has the mandate to function as a national centre for treatment, research and education in cancer.
ACTREC comprises of 2 arms – one for basic research and another for clinical research. The basic research building was inaugurated on March 2002 at the new site of ACTREC in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The clinical research arm of ACTREC comprising of the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) became functional from March 2005. ACTREC also has a 100-bed hospital fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. Research investigations at CRI currently focus on molecular mechanisms responsible for causation of major human cancers relevant to India.