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.


AORTIC’s aim is to support, integrate and facilitate evidence-based interventions and innovative programs towards the prevention and control of cancer in Africa.


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

AORTIC is an African based non-govenmental 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 better outcomes for cancer patients in Africa, and seek to make a positive impact throughout the region through collaboration with health ministries and global cancer fighting 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, French and Portuguese. AORTIC has been represented at a number of cancer related conferences around Africa and the world and held its very successful 11th International conference in Kigali, Rwanda, entitled "Cancer in Africa: Making Strides, Creating Solutions" in November 2017. The conference attracted close to 1,000 delegates from the Continent & Globally.