Cristina Stefan

Global Clinical Leader, Oncology Diagnostics


Cristina Stefan

Experienced, innovative oncologist with clinical and academic background, also with industry experience I had founded a number of institutes including the African Cancer Institute at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, the African Medical Research and Innovation Institute, the African Pediatric and Adolescent Group and had the original initiatives such as the first successful twinning between 2 oncology units in Africa and the formation of the health economics group.

From head of an academic unit of pediatric hematology oncology to vice president of the Medical Research Council in South Africa and first woman president  of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (Aortic) I held a number of successful management and leadership positions. Strategic expertise across the entire oncology spectrum, from diagnostics to pharma, from innovation to effective management and leadership with in depth knowledge and experience of low and mid income countries, I have been working in more than 25 African countries. 

Author and coauthor of 3 oncology books, member of Academy of Science and Fellow of the Royal Society of Science in South Africa and Romania, I was voted in 2016 the most influential African woman in business and government.

Follow Cristina Stefan' at upcoming/ongoing conferences at gtcbio: