AACR-AORTIC Workshop on Capacity Building for Cancer Research in Africa

​Protea Breakwater Lodge  
Cape Town, South Africa
January 17-18, 2017

Workshop Cochairs
Timothy Rebbeck, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Peter A. Jones, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Frank McCormick
, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Scientific Organizing Committee
J. Olufemi Ogunbiyi, University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria
Chioma C. Asuzu, University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria
Hanna Ayettey-Anie, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
Chantal Babb de Villiers, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mohamed Jalloh, Hôpital Général de Grand Yoff, Dakar, Senegal
Jennifer Moodley, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Michael Mwatsuma Mwachiro, Tenwek Mission Hospital, Bomet, Kenya
Cristina Stefan, Walter Sisulu University, Cape Town, South Africa

The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have partnered to present a Workshop on Capacity Building for Cancer Research in Africa, from January 17-18, 2017. The Workshop will take place at the Protea Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town, South Africa. It will be followed by the AACR International Conference on New Frontiers in Cancer Research, which will be held from January 18-22, 2017, at The Westin Cape Town.

AORTIC and AACR are dedicated to addressing the needs of basic and clinical researchers on cancer in Africa. To this end, the two organizations have joined efforts to present a workshop designed to facilitate improved expertise, resources, and infrastructure that can lead to impactful investigator-initiated cancer research in Africa.

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