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Best Cancer Clinic – We are Setting the Standards of Care and Treatment of Cancer in Kenya and Beyond!

International Cancer Institute (ICI) is the best cancer clinic and research facility in Kenya. Through state-of-the-art screening and diagnosis, patient-centered support and treatment, plus a team of highly specialized staff, ICI offers a holistic approach to the treatment of cancer patients across Kenya and the region. Moreover, we also offer highly affordable and tailored treatment options for the best results.


We provide support to our cancer patients throughout their treatment journey to ensure they recover quickly and access the best medication. We offer clinical trials from some of the best pharmaceutical companies. Read more!


Don’t know where to begin your cancer treatment journey? Check out our products and services. We offer screening, laboratory services, chemotherapy, palliative care for breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, and many other types of cancer. Book an appointment today!

ICI Areas of Expertise

Research & Training

We conduct training and research activities to build capacity of oncologists and improve treatment and care of cancer patients.

Care & Advocacy

We offer care and support from cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliative care, survivorship, and end of life.

Laboratory Services

Our laboratory uses sophisticated and ultra-modern cancer testing and diagnostic equipment and technology for accurate results.

Who We Are

International Cancer Institute

International Cancer Institute is one of the best cancer hospitals in Kenya that offers thorough screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care for patients with different types of cancer. We also double-up as a research and training facility that partners with national governments, county governments, pharmaceutical companies, learning institutions in Kenya and Sub-Saharan African (SSA) to advance standard treatment and care of cancer patients.

Through education and training of healthcare professionals, policy and advocacy, research, telemedicine, and outreach activities, we ensure that patients across the region have access to highly effective cancer detection and treatment.

Our Success Stories

Mark Ambuya Got Better from Cancer of the Eosophagus!


Mark Juma Ambuya is a 48-year-old man from Trans-Zoia (Kenya). Early 2020, he started having neck pains, coughing, difficulty swallowing, and oral ulcers. He visited a dispensary and hospital where a biopsy was taken and he was diagnosed with stage II squamous cell carcinoma of Oesophagus. Despite receiving sound medical advice, he decided, like many others, to seek herbal medicine. His symptoms worsened and he became very ill, devastating his family.


We identified his case through our patient navigator and referred him to our clinic for review. He was bought in by his family very weak, unable to walk or talk. However, with two weeks of appropriate supportive care and treatment, he left the clinic walking without support having gained substantial strength. He greatly appreciated the love, support, and care from his loved one and the care we gave him.


Many cancer patients suffer and only present/revisit the hospital when their situation has worsened. We encourage everyone to seek timely medical intervention from medical to avoid serious complications or even death. Get in touch with us today for a free screening!

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Recent News

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ICI Executive Director Elected to ASCO Board of Directors

The International Cancer Institute (ICI) would like to congratulate our Executive Director/CEO, Professor Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD, on his recent election to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board […]

14TH EMPOWER Clinic Launch – Nyandarua County

The 14th EMPOWER Cancer Clinic was officiated and launched in Nyandarua County (Kenya) on 9th December 2021 at J.M. Kariuki County Referral Hospital. This was led by H.E. Anne Kimemia […]

13TH EMPOWER Clinic Launch (Kirinyaga County)

Yesterday, the 13th EMPOWER Cancer Clinic was launched in Kirinyaga County (Kenya) at Kerugoya County Referral Hospital. This was led and officiated by H.E. Kamotho Waiganjo (First Gentleman of Kirinyaga […]

12th EMPOWER Clinic Lauch (Kapsabet)

Today, the 12th EMPOWER Cancer Clinic was launched in Nandi County (Kenya) at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital. This was led and officiated by H.E. Sheila Sang (First Lady of Nandi […]

Cervical Cancer Training Matata Hospital (Homabay)

From November 24-26th 2021, we conducted a cervical cancer training program at Matata Hospital in Homabay County (Kenya). The overall goal was to equip a multi-disciplinary group of health workers […]

National Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Conference 2021 – Kigali

During the National Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Conference 2021 themed “Multisectoral Collaboration for NCDs and Universal Healthcare” held in Kigali (Rwanda), Dr. Christian Ntizimira, the International Cancer Institute Program Manager for […]

SERU Visit

Last week, on 16th November 2021, we were honoured to host a team from the Scientific and Ethics Review Unit (SERU). SERU is the designated committee of the Kenya Medical […]

Clinical Trials – TaLiOs Study Site Initiation

We are now a clinical trial and research base, and one of the few centers in Sub-Saharan Africa involved in high-caliber research programs. Clinical trials are research studies in which […]

High-level Launch Event: Value-based Healthcare Platform

Join us today from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EAT (15:00 – 16:30 CET), as the Global Surgery Foundation and UNITAR, with the support of Takeda, will host a special online event with […]

East Central & Southern Africa College of Oncologists – ECSACO

We have been at the forefront of facilitating functions of the ECSACO-East Central & Southern Africa College of Oncologists by initiating collaborations and registration between members across the region. From […]

Cancer Care Programs in Kilimanjaro

We continue to forge and increase our efforts in strengthening existing partnerships with like-minded organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa. On 18th November 2021, our team met with various healthcare teams at […]

Diagnose Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer as it is Treated and Cured

October was #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth and the Ministry of Health of Rwanda, Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima, MTN Rwanda, NCD Alliance, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Breast Cancer Initiative […]

Breast Cancer Sensitization Walk Kisumu

To conclude Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked every October, our team, together with the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) Cancer Patient-Survivor Support Group and the Kisumu County […]

Cervical, Breast, Prostate cancers, Diabetes and Hypertension Mass Screening at Taita Taveta Sub-county Hospital

From today’s mass screening event for Cervical, Breast, Prostate cancers, Diabetes, and Hypertension at Taveta Sub-County Hospital collaboratively conducted with the Taita Taveta Sub-County Hospital, Cancer Survivors Association of Kenya […]

Free Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Diabetes and Hypertension Screening in Taita Taveta

We will be collaboratively conducting a free cancer screening event for Cervical cancer, Breast cancer, Prostate cancer, Diabetes and Hypertension with The Taita Taveta County Government, Cancer Survivors Association of […]

Prof. Dinesh Pays Courtesy Call to Taita Taveta CECM of Health Services

Today, Prof. Dinesh Pendharkar of Sarvodaya Cancer Institute, Sarvodaya Hospital and Research Centre (India), and visiting faculty of the International Cancer Institute, paid a courtesy call to John Mwakima, CECM […]

Cancer Clinic at Moi County Referral Hospital

In collaboration with the County Government of Taita Taveta led by H.E. Stellah Samboja (First Lady Taita Taveta County), we will be hosting a joint Oncology Clinic at Moi County […]

Free Screening Cervical, Breast, Prostate Cancers, Diabetes and Hypertension at Taita Taveta Sub-County Hospital

We will be collaboratively conducting a free screening event for Cervical, Breast, Prostate cancers, Diabetes, and Hypertension with The Taita Taveta County Government, Cancer Survivors Association of Kenya, United Against […]

PD 09 – Science, not Fiction WHS Prof. Chite Asirwa, MD

On 24th October 2021, Our executive director, Prof. Chite Asirwa, MD, was part of the World Health Summit Panel Discussion (PD 09) in Berlin Germany. The discussion centered on “How […]

Joint Collaborative Oncology Clinic Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital – ICI and Prof. Dinesh Pendakar, MD

Moments from the joint collaborative Oncology Clinic and visit at Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital in Meru County (Kenya) held from 21-22nd October 2021. The clinic was led by Prof. […]

Prof. Chite Asirwa, MD Speaker World Health Summit

We would congratulate our Executive Director, Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD, who will be one of the speakers at the World Health Summit (WHS). The WHS is one of the […]

Oncology Clinic Makueni County Referral Clinic – Prof. Dinesh Pedharkar

Prof. Dinesh Pendharkar, as visiting faculty, continues his visits at affiliated cancer centres across Kenya. From 26-27th October 2021, he will conduct a joint collaborative Oncology Clinic at Makueni County [...]


From 18-21st October, we hosted a certified training course for the Initiatives in Lung Cancer Care Program (ILCC) at our Eldoret I Campus, Kenya. The training encompassed all components of […]

Oncology Clinic Meru Referral Hospital – Prof. Dinesh Pedharkar

We are pleased to have received Prof. Dinesh Pendharkar as visiting faculty. From 21-22nd October 2021, he will conduct a joint collaborative Oncology Clinic at Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital […]

Oncology Clinic Kapsabet Referral Hospital – Prof. Dinesh Pendharkar

We are pleased to have received Prof. Dinesh Pendhakar as visiting faculty. Today, he conducted an Oncology clinic at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in Nandi County (Kenya). This will be […]

Laikipia University Health Week (22nd-26th March)

During the Laikipia University Health Week (22-26 March), there was a non-communicable disease (NCD) education and screening camp at Laikipia University (Nyahururu, Kenya) organized by various collaborative partners. International Cancer […]

8th EMPOWER Clinic Launch in Kakamega County​

8th EMPOWER Clinic Launch in Kakamega County Today, the 8th EMPOWER Cancer Clinic in the country was launched in Kakamega County at Kakamega County Referral Hospital. This was led and […]

ICI-Taita Taveta County Partnership, County NCDs Technical Working Group (TWG)

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (NCCAW)

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (NCCAW) International Cancer Institute (ICI) was privileged to be part of the National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (NCCAW) launch event that took place in Laikipia […]

Story and experiences of a multiple myeloma warrior

Chemotherapy Administration Training for Nurses & Clinical Officers

Chemotherapy Administration for nurses and clinical officers across various counties in Kenya. The course imparted expertise on how to improve cancer care services for patients in the participants’ areas of practice.

World Cancer Day

To commemorate World Cancer Day, the ICI team also held discussions and health education talks with members of Creation Hive at the Wellness Centre. Topics addressed included cancer screening, cancer […]

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