The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town is the most highly ranked medical school in Africa. It has internationally recognised cancer scientists and innovative young scientists on ground-breaking cancer research paths.

The Cancer Research Trust supports these scientists in many ways, including through the Cancer Research Initiative (CRI), a collaborative research endeavour that fosters integrated, interdisciplinary cancer research across the Faculty of Health Sciences and beyond. The CRI aims to connect world-class cancer researchers conducting basic, clinical and population-oriented cancer research to pursue innovative, effective and relevant approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Such initiatives place the Faculty at the forefront of research endeavours to address the alarming cancer burden in Africa. For further information on cancer research projects conducted at UCT and supported by the Trust, please visit: