A committee was constituted under the XIIFive yearplan for development of indigenous technologies and equipment for cancer prevention, early detection and treatment in DAE. Different departments of DAE constituent units are represented in this empowered committee.
DAE has been supporting a comprehensive programme of research and treatment of cancer in India. In order to provide better health facilities to a common man, cancer institutes in India are provided assistance for buying equipments and/or carrying research projects. The committee has rendered help in providing more than twenty five Bhabatron( Telecobalt ) and eleven, Imagin( Conventional simulator) in length and breadth across India to the cancer centers. Also the committee assisted in providing more than thirty five Telecobalt radioactive sources through BRIT. The committee meets twice in a year and as and when required.