School of Population Health

Evolving Risk Factors for Cancers in African Populations: Lifestyle, infection, genetic susceptibility, and cancer in South Africa: development of research capacity and an evidence base for cancer control (ERICA-SA)

Image Research TeamThe ERICA-SA project will utilise lifestyle data and biological samples collected by the Johannesburg Cancer Study (JCS) from 20,000 African cancer patients to investigate the causes of cancer and to enhance scientific research capacity in South Africa.


Key Publications

  • Chen WC, Singh E, Muchengeti M, Bradshaw D, Mathew CG, Babb de Villiers C, Lewis CM, Waterboer T, Newton R, Sitas F. Johannesburg Cancer Study (JCS): contribution to knowledge and opportunities arising from 20 years of data collection in an African setting. Cancer Epidemiol. 2020 Apr; 65:101701. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101701. Epub 2020 Mar 10.

Research Team

  • Prof Debbie Bradshaw (PI)
  • A/Prof Freddy Sitas (PI)
  • Prof Chris Mathew (CI)
  • Dr Elvira Singh (CI)
  • Dr Tim Waterboer (CI)
  • Prof Rob Newton (CI)
  • Cathryn Lewis (CI)
  • Chantal Babb (CI)