Key Focus Areas

Research at the ACI cuts across the cancer continuum, whether it be prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment or palliative care.

Research projects focus on:

  • Providing a greater understanding of the aetiology of cancer within South Africa and on the African continent;
  • Improving risk profiling for surveillance and monitoring;
  • Fostering innovative approaches to integrative cancer medicine;
  • Developing cost-effective and readily available diagnostic and prognostic technologies;
  • Discovering new therapies and enhancing current therapies for cancer treatment;
  • Increasing research capacity and the technical skills of our scientists, clinicians and other health-care professionals;
  • Strengthening health systems and services within the cancer domain;
  • Ensuring knowledge dissemination and public awareness of cancer prevention and management; and finally
  • Formulating evidence-based policy for cancer prevention, management and control.