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.