Dr. Anil

Dr. Anil K. D’Cruz
Dr. D'Cruz MS, DNB, FRCS( Hon)

Dr. D’Cruz MS, DNB, FRCS( Hon) is Director Oncology Apollo Hospitals, Mumbal, Chennai and  Dethi. He is a well-recognised as a global leader, clinician, researcher and teacher in Head and  Neck Oncology. He was Director of Tata Memorial Hospital and Chief of Head Neck Services with  over 33 years experience in the field of cancer. Dr D’Cruz is currently President Elect (2018-2020) and President [2020-20221 of the Union International for Cancer Control, Headquartered in Geneva. The UICC is the largest cancer org organisation f globally committed to the cause of cancer control comprising of 1121 member organisations across 171 countries.  

Established in 1933, he is the first Indian to hold this position. In recognition of his professional  standing in the field he was awarded the Honorary FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons  London. 

Dr. D’Cruz has held leadership positions & is on the board of numerous professional  organisations, universities, research organisations and cancer institutions across the country  and abroad. He is an avid researcher & his landmark contribution in management of neck nodes  in oral cancers awarded the plenary at the American society of Clinical Oncology IASCOI 2015  and subsequently published in the New England journal of Medicine, the first from the Tata  Memorial Hospital in this prestigious journal. He worked on research in the use of curcumin and  was part of a project to develop and validate molecular cytogenetic studies/Proteomics in oral  cancers, results of which were filed for a patent. 

Dr. D’Cruz has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and chapters to his name and is a  member of the Editorial Board of many reputed national and international journals. 

He has delivered more than 500 invited lectures and nearly a 100 named lectures, key notes and  orations both nationally and internationally. He has also been a special invitee to over 100  conferences nationally and internationally to demonstrate head and neck, thyroid surgery. Dr. D’Cruz’s special areas on interest are oral Maryngeal cancers, thyroid parathyroid, salivary  glands and neck diseases. He is also specially trained for head neck surgery at Sloan Kettering  Cancer Centre, New York, Laser Surgery at Vanderbilt University, USA and speech rehabilitation  at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Thyroid cancer is a area of special interests. 

Dr. D’Cruz is a much sought after teacher and was instrumental in initiating the super speciality  training course in Head Neck Oncology for the first time in India.