Our Mission

We are working towards a caring and supportive society where people with cancer and their families live with dignity, hope and comfort. It is our mission to enable these people to make informed choices while receiving appropriate physical, emotional, social and spiritual support.


Cancer survivor Ms Harmala Gupta founded Cansupport in 1996. It is now India's largest palliative care programme. Read her inspiring story.



Doctors, nurses, trainers, counselors, social workers, volunteers, administrators, drivers and housekeepers. The people who make it all happen.



CanSupport’s achievements have been recognized all over the world. Many team members too have received awards in their field of work.


Our values

Aim for the highest professional and ethical standards of care

Respect and value the knowledge, skills and contributions of all in the organization

Respect the rights, choices and confidentiality of patients and their families

Maintain transparency in interactions with patients, donors and well wishers

Act as responsible stewards of resource


Our teams of doctors, nurses and counselors trained in palliative care make weekly visits to homes of patients too sick to travel.



Our out-patient pain management and palliative care clinics provide essential supportive care and ensure better outcomes for patients.


Day Care

Our day care programme for cancer patients and caregivers is where feelings are expressed and experiences are shared in a safe and loving environment.



Patients and family members develop fear, anxiety, stress and worries as they face an uncertain future. Our counsellors help them cope.


Legal and Financial

We are a society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 and Section 12A of the Indian Income Tax Act

Indian Individuals:

Depending on the support programme chosen, your donation is 50% tax exempt under Section 80G of the IT Act

US Donors:

Cansupport is approved as the equivalent of a US public charity and is eligible for grants from Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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Indian Businesses:

Donations to Cansupport are CSR compliant.

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Or you can email our CEO, Ambika Rajvanshi and she shall get back to you with the information you require.