MRC/UCT Oesophageal Cancer Research Group
The MRC/UCT Oesophageal Cancer Research Group is an interdisciplinary and inter-institution group (UCT, MRC and the University of Stellenbosch) established by the MRC in 1997.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is one of the eight most common cancers worldwide. High incidence areas include China, Japan, certain hot spots in France, Iran, South America and several South and East African countries. This group is investigating the environmental and genetic factors that predispose South Africans to this disease.
Director: Professor MI Parker