Core Staff

  • Prof Vikash Sewram – Director
  • Mrs Claudia Francis – Clinical Trials Coordinator
  • Ms Shane van Niekerk – Research Assistant

Management Committee


NAME: Prof V Sewram

AFFILIATION: Director, African Cancer Institute,

Professor: Department of Global Health

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof UME Chikte

AFFILIATION: Executive Head, Department of Global Health,

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof A M Engelbrecht

AFFILIATION: Professor, Department of Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof HM Simonds

AFFILIATION: Head of Division, Division of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof MH Botha

AFFILIATION: Executive Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof J Schneider

AFFILIATION: Executive Head, Division of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Tygerberg Hospital


NAME: Dr P Fernandez

AFFILIATION: Senior Researcher / Hayes Chair of Cancer Research: Division of Urology; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


Governing Board


NAME: Prof J Volmink

AFFILIATION: Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


NAME: Prof V Sewram

AFFILIATION: Director, African Cancer Institute,

Professor: Department of Global Health

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof N Gey van Pittius

AFFILIATION: Vice Dean: Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof UME Chikte

AFFILIATION: Executive Head, Department of Global Health,

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof R Pitcher

AFFILIATION: Executive Head, Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof A M Engelbrecht

AFFILIATION: Professor, Department of Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof M Kruger

AFFILIATION: Executive Head, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof MR Moosa

AFFILIATION: Executive Head, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University


NAME: Prof AP Greeff

AFFILIATION: Chair, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Stellenbosch University


International Advisory Board


NAME: Prof J Volmink

AFFILIATION: Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


NAME: Prof V Sewram

AFFILIATION: Director, African Cancer Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


NAME: Ms S Singh

AFFILIATION: Director, Cluster: Non-Communicable Diseases, National Department of Health, South Africa


NAME: Dr O Bogler

AFFILIATION: Senior Vice President, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA


NAME: Prof C von Kalle

AFFILIATION: Director, Department of Translational Oncology, National Center for Tumor Diseases, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany


NAME: Prof Y L Qiao

AFFILIATION: Director, Department of Cancer Epidemiology, National Cancer Center, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing , China


NAME: Dr J Orem

AFFILIATION: Director, (co-scientific Director), Uganda Cancer Institute, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, Red Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kampala, Uganda


NAME: Dr J Welch

AFFILIATION: Senior Advisor, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, USA (operating from Madagascar)


NAME: Dr GK Rath

AFFILIATION: Chief, Dr B R Ambedkar Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital, New Delhi, India


NAME: Dr J H Fregnani

AFFILIATION: Scientific Director, Research and Teaching Institute, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Rua Antenor Duarta Vilella, Barretos, Brazil


NAME: Prof I F Adewole

AFFILIATION: Minister, Department of Health, Nigeria


NAME: Dr Julie Torode

AFFILIATION: Deputy CEO, Advocacy and Networks Director, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)