Doctoral candidate Lindiwe Lamola has had a grudge against cancer since it caused the death of her much-loved grandmother. She is channeling her energies into examining a rare genetic syndrome that puts people at risk of developing cancer in childhood.
The ICGEB (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) and the Cancer Research Initiative co-hosted a Translational Cancer Research Course, in Cape Town. Forty-seven emerging cancer researchers from South Africa, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Zambia and Australia attended the course, held at the Protea Breakwater Lodge Hotel last month.
World Cancer Day is a global event, taking place on 4 February every year and presents an ideal opportunity to raise awareness about cancer. The theme of World Cancer Day 2016 highlights the importance of collective and individual responsibility in addressing the burden of cancer.