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 and current Chairman), Dr. Carol Inalsingh, and Mrs. Danielle Le Gendre.
For almost 50 years, the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society has been working on behalf of cancer patients and their families to provide opportunities for better health care as they battle this disease. We have also focused our attentions on cancer prevention and mitigation through greater awareness and education, especially when it comes to the prevention of high-risk activities such as smoking.
The Society was officially recognised as a charitable organisation by an Act of Parliament in the 1970s and was incorporated as a company in 1985. Today, we are one of the most prominent and respected cancer-focused organisations in the Caribbean, influencing not just individual behaviours but public health policies, by interacting with relevant governmental and private sector bodies at the highest levels. Over time, the Society has extended its influence to other Eastern Caribbean islands, and we are glad for the opportunity to offer our support to our neighbours in their struggle against this disease.
To bring a message of hope to cancer survivors, provide screening at reduced cost and to promote awareness to the citizens of T&T.
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.
•To develop a programme of activities to fight cancer
•To alleviate the suffering of those affected by cancer
•To offer social and emotional support and assistance to families of cancer patients
•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 conduct clinics in early detection of cancer, especially of the cervix, breast, prostate and colon
•To encourage and conduct local research on cancer and accumulate data on its prevalence and causes
•To advocate for the enhancement of public policy to combat cancer.
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