Welcome to the Cancer Research Initiative

The Cancer Research Initiative (CRI) brings together basic science, clinical and public health researchers to address the complex burden of cancer. Established in 2013, the CRI is housed in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT.  The CRI aims to:

  • Support collaborative, interdisciplinary cancer research relevant to the African context
  • Develop cancer research capacity
  • Support cancer research infrastructure development
  • Influence policy and practise by translating scientific discoveries into public benefit


  • Our fourth quarter newsletter for 2023 is now available to read. The quarterly newsletters showcase the many cancer-related research activities in the Faculty of Health Sciences to research colleagues, clinicians, funders and the public.

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