The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC)
is pleased to announce its Sixth International Conference on the burden
of cancer in Africa – AORTIC 2007.


A message from Dr Paul Ndom, President of AORTIC, Professor Serigne Gueye, Chairperson of the AORTIC 2007 Scientific Programme Committee and Professor Lynette Denny, Secretary Treasurer, AORTIC


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Executive Council of AORTIC, we would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend our Sixth International Conference. The conference is titled Cancer in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities and will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 24th to 28th October 2007.  

Currently, we are busy preparing an exciting agenda for the conference, which will focus on the unique burden and opportunities for cancer control in Africa. The conference will feature an in-depth scientific programme with local, African and internationally renowned keynote speakers. The agenda will also include symposia led by experts and interactive workshops that will provide meaningful ideas for your professional practices. Major areas of foci will include haematological cancers; cancer in HIV+ patients; cancers of the cervix, breast, prostate and oesophagus; and hepatocellular carcinomas. In addition, the conference will focus on the development of National Cancer Control Programmes and will address the issue of palliative care in Africa.

This conference promises to appeal to a broad array of health care professionals involved in cancer care. It will also provide a great opportunity for you to network at the conference and social events with African and international colleagues in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The robust scientific content, local-flavoured social events and a great setting make AORTIC’s Sixth International Conference a “must attend” event for anyone interested in cancer control in Africa.



Paul Ndom, Serigne Gueye and Lynette Denny



10 August 2007:
Bursary application deadline

24 August 2007:
Accommodation bookings close

24 October 2007:
Opening Ceremony - AORTIC 2007

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