Cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an increasing proportion of the burden falling on low- and middle-income countries.
The aim of the Cancer Research Initiative is to foster an integrated, interdisciplinary cancer research program, enabling the Faculty to be at the forefront of research endeavors to address the alarming cancer burden in South Africa, Africa and beyond. There are many excellent researchers conducting high quality basic, clinical and population oriented cancer research in the Faculty.
The Initiative builds on current strengths and promotes collaborative research into effective and relevant approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. It supports translation of this knowledge into preventive, therapeutic and public health strategies. In this context the Initiative encourages and supports local, national and international partnerships.
The Initiative will also develop research capacity among clinicians, other health professionals and scientists with a view to developing and maintaining a critical mass of expert cancer researchers.
Director: Associate Professor Jennifer Moodley
Introducing Dr Henry Adeola
Please welcome Dr Henry Adeola, the new Cancer Research Initiative Project Manager. Henry joined the CRI on 1 May 2016 and will manage research projects and research development activities in the CRI.