The ICANCL group was started in 1996 under the president ship of Dr RN Srivastava, within the framework of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP). The group is nationally registered society (Registration number S-68745/2010).
The ICANCL Group has established several State and City Branches. It aims to have Branches in all States and major cities. These are supported by their respective State Chapters of the IAP. Networking and close liaison are maintained between various branches. ICANCL State branches determine specific activities.