Mission

AORTIC seeks to become the Continent’s pre-eminent non-profit organisation working for cancer control. AORTIC will achieve this through the facilitation of research and training as well as the provision of relevant and accurate information on the prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, and palliation of cancer.

Our organisation is dedicated to providing all Africans with these benefits, as well as to increasing public awareness of cancer and reducing the stigma associated with it.




History

AORTIC was formed in 1983 by African cancer care workers, scientists and their friends, and is dedicated to the promotion of cancer control in Africa.

The Council of AORTIC consists of scientists and clinicians with a professional interest in prevention, treatment and study of cancer – volunteering their expertise for the plight of the cancer patient in Africa.

The AORTIC Secretariat is based in Cape Town, South Africa.




Background

AORTIC (African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer) was formed in 1983 by African cancer care workers, scientists and their frieands, and is dedicated to the promotion of cancer control in Africa.

AORTIC is a African based non-govermental organisation that is dedicated to cancer control and palliation in Africa. Our Executive members are high profile experts in the cancer field who volunteer as knowledge workers for the plight of cancer patients in Africa. We strive to unite the African continent in achieving its goal of a cancer-free Africa, and seek to make a positive impact thoughout the region though callaboration with health ministries and global cancer organisations.

To date, AORTIC is actively connected to the global community, with a vast electronic database as well as paper and electronic newsletters sent out quarterly in English and French. AORTIC has been represented at a number of cancer related conferences around Africa and the world and held very successful 9th International conference in Durban, South Africa, entitled "Cancer in Africa: Bridging Science & Humanity" in November 2013. The conference attracted 970 delegates from the Continent & Globally.