Cancer Biology Symposium

Integrated Cancer Research


You're invited:

The 1st Cancer Research

Research Symposium


Capacity Building for Molecular

Cancer Research and Care


6th - 8th

December 2023


Conficius Institute

Kenyatta University


The following speakers have confirmed their participation in the symposium:

Title: Delinking genetically modified foods from cancer: current status of GM in Kenya and the region

Associate Professor , Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology & Registrar Research and Innovation at Kenyatta University, Kenya

Title: Whole exome sequencing of breast tumors from African American, European American, and Kenyan patients shows population-specific mutational patterns

Director of Research and Innovation, Mount Kenya University, Kenya

Title: Molecular profile of Wilms Tumor in Kenya

Senior Scientist, Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya

Title: Insights into resistance mechanisms in melanoma brain metastases

Chief Scientist, Integrated Cancer Research Foundation of Kenya 

LEAD Postdoc Fellow, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Title: Imaging mutant p53 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma xenografts

Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Cancer Research Foundation of Kenya

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York

Title: Analysis of breast cancer transcriptomic profile reveals a novel epigenetic-based gene signature

Head of Research Division, Integrated Cancer Research Foundation of Kenya

Staff Scientist at NanoSyrinx, Warwick United Kingdom

Title: Health-related quality of life among patients with esophageal, gastric, and colorectal cancer patients at Kenyatta National Hospital

Lecturer, Clinical Pharmacy, United States International University, Kenya

Title: Comprehensive genomic profiling from liquid biopsy for adult solid tumors: single site evidence from the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Medical Doctor, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Title: The transcription regulation of TBX3 by the oncoproteins c-Myc/E6/E7 and targeting this axis for the treatment of cervical cancer

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Title: Histopathological profiles and extra prostatic extensions based on needle biopsy findings of prostate adenocarcinoma in Western Kenya

Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory  Science, Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, Kakamega, Kenya

Title: Comparison of the 7th and 8th editions on AJCC/UICC TNM staging in correlation with survival and treatment guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer

Radiation Oncologist, Kenyatta University Teaching, Research & Referral Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Title: Role of evolving diet in cancer causation in Kenya

Lecturer – Department of Biochemistry & Clinical Chemistry, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Title: Human papilloma virus prevalence, genotypes, and factors associated with cervical cancer abnormalities among HIV positive and negative women in Eastern Kenya

Lecturer – Department of  Medical Laboratory Science, Kenyatta University, Nairobi,  Kenya

Title: Effectiveness of community based health education intervention on prostate cancer screening in Kiambu County, Kenya

Senior Lecturer – Mama Ngina University College, Kiambu, Kenya

Title: Exploring determinants of and interventions for delayed presentation of women with breast cancer: a systematic review

Lecturer – Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Embu, Kenya

Title: The efficacy of chemo-preventive attributes of African nightshade leafy vegetable on cancer using mice models

Lecturer – Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Title: The ABC transporters are more than drug efflux pumps: new roles in tumor malignancy

Research Fellow – Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya

Title: Cervical Cancer Vaccines

Doctoral Fellow: Medical Research Council at The Gambia, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Title: Perspective of adolescent girls and parents on getting the HPV vaccine in public health facilities in Kisumu County

Doctoral Fellow: Department of Public Health, Maseno University, Kisumu, Kenya

Title: Prioritizing blood accessibility to enhance cancer treatment efficacy in Kenya

Program Lead – Coalition of Blood for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Title: The challenges and chances of targeting solid tumors with CAR T-cells

Assistant Lecturer – Kirinyaga University, Kerugoya, Kenya