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Cancer Research Initiative Overview

Welcome to the Cancer Research Initiative

The Cancer Research Initiative (CRI) was established in 2013 and is housed in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT. The aim of the Initiative is to facilitate integrated, interdisciplinary cancer research in the Faculty and beyond. Through collaborative research, the CRI pursues innovative, effective and relevant approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, placing the Faculty at the forefront of research endeavours to address the alarming cancer burden in Africa.

The CRI connects world-class researchers conducting basic, clinical and population-oriented cancer research in the Faculty and supports partnerships with national and international research institutions, NGO’s and funders. A central focus of the Initiative is the development of research capacity among clinicians, other health professionals and scientists with a view to developing and maintaining a critical mass of expert cancer researchers on the continent. 

Explore our website for information on current news, cancer projects, recent publications and research funding opportunities.

Director: Professor Jennifer Moodley

Third quarterly CRI newsletter
Please follow the link below to view the third CRI quarterly newsletter of 2021:

Cancer in the context of COVID-19: Summary of emerging evidence  - 4 August 2020

The CRI presents a selection of emerging research articles and clinical practice guidelines related to cancer and COVID-19, with a summary of their key findings/recommendations (links to the articles are embedded as hyperlinks in the titles). This is the 20th and final of our weekly compilation. Read more