oa Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Cancer in Africa : bridging science and humanity
The 9th International Conference of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer : guest editorial
The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) will be holding its 9th International Cancer Conference entitled "Cancer in Africa: Bridging Science and Humanity" at the Durban International Convention Centre from 21-24 November 2013. The AORTIC is a pan-African, bilingual, multi-disciplinary and non-governmental organisation that was formed in 1983 and dedicated to the promotion of cancer care and control in Africa. A conference is held biennially and after an exciting meeting in Cairo, Egypt in November 2011, we are proud to welcome the conference to the warm and sunny shores of Durban, South Africa. This year's theme "Cancer in Africa: Bridging Science and Humanity" invokes the essence and spirit of Ubuntu making us realize that science is no longer an isolated discipline, situated in the domain of academics. Science has entered the mainstream consciousness and as responsible individuals we must ensure that intellectual rigour is balanced by open mindedness, a breadth of culture and outlook. This is bound to ensure a world in which all individuals embrace one another's equality and are encouraged and inspired to use their inherent abilities to the fullest, and find their passion for, participate and contribute fully in, and benefit fairly from the prosperity that good health can bring.
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