Cancer and Public Health Symposium

The African Cancer Institute (ACI) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Stellenbosch University (SU), has formed a partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to focus on cancer research regarding public health, primary care, nursing, and rehabilitation sciences to build capacity for basic and advanced cancer care.  The partnership was launched on Thursday 30th June 2016 at a cancer research symposium at the FMHS with key experts addressing various aspects linked to vaccination against cervical cancer, rehabilitation of breast cancer survivors, smoking and cancer, nutrition in cancer management, funding opportunities for research and current research activities related to cancer.

Photo: The panel of speakers at the Cancer Research mini-symposium were (from left to right): Prof Vikash Sewram from the African Cancer Institute, Dr Delva Shamley from the University of Cape Town, Dr Melissa Wallace from CANSA, Prof Nico Gey van Pittius from the FMHS, Mrs Megan Pentz-Kluyts a Nutrition and Dietetics Consultant, Dr Nonhlanha Dlamini from the National Department of Health, Prof Glenda Grey from the South African Medical Research Council, Dr Yusuf Saloojee from the National Council Against Smoking, and Prof Usuf Chikte from the FMHS.