Amala Cancer Research Centrewas established in 1982 and registered as a Society in 1984. It is recognized by University of Calicut and Mahatma Gandhi University.
It undertakes scientific research in the area of cancer and other related branches of medical science, basic and in applied fields. The centre is recognized by the Indian Council of Medical Research, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology and Department of Atomic Energy. The Centre has published over 400 research papers during the last 27 years in reputed National and International journals.