Vikash Sewram is the Founding Director of the African Cancer Institute (ACI) and Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is a cancer epidemiologist and serves on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer in South Africa. 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). Professor Sewram also serves on the Pharmaceutical and Analytical Committee of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and as Vice Chair of its Good Practices Compliance Committee.
Professor Sewram has spent time abroad as visiting scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France; School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA; and the Cancer Council NSW in Sydney, Australia. His research interests focus on cancers of the oesophagus, colon, breast, and cervix, and is also the Site PI for the NCI-funded AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) at the ACI. His research achievements have earned him a number of national and international research awards, and have resulted in numerous national and international collaborations, peer-reviewed publications, research grants, and postgraduate student supervision.