OUR HISTORY

A little about where we came from…

The TTCS was founded in 1969 by a group of citizens ranging from healthcare professionals to patients to educators to social activists, all of whom had just one major motivator; to improve the lives of their fellow countrymen. The first executive committee comprised Sir Henry Pierre, Mr. Emile Elias, Mr. Harold Fasier, Mrs. Jeanette Laird, Dr. David Quamina, Dr. George Laquis (past Chairman), Dr. Carol Inalsingh, and Mrs. Danielle Le Gendre.

Our Vision

To bring a message of hope to cancer survivors,
provide screening at reduced cost and
to promote awareness to the citizens of T&T.

Our Mission

To create and promote greater awareness of the need for early detection and preventative measures and to reduce the incidence of Cancer through education, service and advocacy.

Objectives

                                              To develop a programme of activities to fight cancer

                                              To alleviate the suffering of those affected by cancer

        To conduct clinics in early detection of cancer, especially of the cervix, breast, prostate and colon

                  To educate the population about cancer, with special emphasis on preventative measures

                       To promote the detection of cancer in its early stages through regular screening tests

                        To offer social and emotional support and assistance to families of cancer patients

      To encourage and conduct local research on cancer and accumulate data on its prevalence and causes