Our strategic investment has helped the UCI grow from a small facility with limited resources to a state-of-the-art regional cancer center that can treat up to 20,000 patients a year.
The UCI-Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance is co-directed by Drs. Casper and Jackson Orem, the UCI's director.
Operating locally as Hutchinson Centre Research Institute in Uganda (HCRI-UG), Fred Hutch has been a committed partner to the Uganda Cancer Institute since 2004. Our collaboration with UCI began when Corey Casper, of Fred Hutch, began working with Ugandan colleagues on research into HIV-associated malignancies.
The success of the collaboration resulted in a formal partnership and has led to the construction of a 25,000-square-foot research, training and clinical care facility in Kampala that will open in 2015. The facility is funded in part by the U.S. Agency for International Development, American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program.
Another step forward to Cancel Cancer in Africa, for more info please email
In collaboration with the First Lady and the Busia County Health Derpartment, this program kicks off the five (5) days Cancel Cancer Africa Breast, the Prostate & Cervical cancer campaign across Busia County. Following from last year, the Office of the 1st Lady and the Health Ministry is determined to make this program a success for the local communities.
'Walk4Cancer' awareness walk is planned for the 5th of September 2015. To join or support the program please email email@example.com or call Kenya +245 723 778 712 / +254-714-163 330.