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.
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Director: Professor Jennifer Moodley
27 February 2018
Cancer Research Symposium
Thank you to all those who participated in the Cancer Research Symposium on Saturday, 17 February 2018. The symposium venue reached capacity with over 120 researchers, students and representatives from public and private institutions in attendance.
The presentations and posters provided much opportunity for sharing diverse experiences and rigorous debate as well as developing networks across research and institutional boundaries. For those who were unable to make it or would like to view the presentations, these have kindly been made available through the link below. A very special thank you to the sponsors of this event: CANSA, SAMRC, UCT Faculty of Health Sciences and the Cancer Research Trust.