Multidisciplinary high-quality research in major cancers of the country with special reference to cancers of uterine cervix, breast, and oral cavity.

To promote clinico-epidemiological cancer research to determine social, environmental, and genetic factors underlying the high prevalence of these cancers in the country.

Community intervention studies for major cancers through health system research with emphasis on primary and secondary prevention.

Augment human resource development in various specialties of oncology through formal and informal training courses and related academic programs.

To provide specialized diagnostic referral services.