Khayelitsha Cervical Cancer Screening Project

24 Aug 2022
KCCSP team
24 Aug 2022

On Monday, 8th August 2022, we celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated premises of the Khayelitsha Cervical Cancer Screening Project.  For 27 years, the Khayelitsha Cervical Cancer Screening Project (KCCSP) has conducted research in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, screening around 60,000 women for cervical cancer in a variety of high-level projects and studies.

Led by Prof. Lynette Denny, one of the country’s and continent’s leading cervical cancer researchers, he clinic fast-tracks research into cervical cancer prevention and treatment options, and provides vital human papilloma virus (HPV) screening and treatment. The KCCSP was established in 1995 in partnership with Groote Schuur Hospita, the Cancer Association of South Africa, and Columbia University, and is located at the Khayelitsha Community Health Clinic precinct in the bustling Site B.

The opening was celebrated and attended by various members of the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, staff and members of the Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and also included  the MEC for Health in the Western Cape, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo; the head of health in the province, Dr Keith Cloete; the dean of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Associate Professor Lionel Green-Thompson; the head of UCT’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Professor Mushi Matjila; and family physician at the Khayelitsha Community Health Clinic, Dr Leigh Wagner.  

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