Prof Vikash Sewram
Director of the ACI
Prof Vikash Sewram is the Founding Director of the African Cancer Institute (ACI). In 2009 he was nominated to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and, in 2014, to the Permanent Scientific Committee in the Oncology Section of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO).
Prof Sewram serves on the boards of Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer in South Africa and Pharmaceutical and Analytical Committee of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and as Vice Chair of its Good Practices Compliance Committee. He has earned 10 national and nine international research awards, for his work as a strong advocate for cancer research through his continuous service at the African Cancer Institute (ACI).
Prof Sewram obtained a PhD degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Physiology from the University of Natal in 1998, an MPH in Cancer Epidemiology (with distinction) from the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, in 2002, and a PhD in Public Health: Cancer Epidemiology from the same university in 2007.