About us

ASTRA is a new, international group, comprising experts from six UK Universities and five institutions from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. 

The Chief Investigator is Professor Kamran Siddiqi at the University of York, UK.

ASTRA's Co-Director is Prof. Ravi Mehrotra, from the India Cancer Research Consortium (ICRC).

Other UK partners include Brunel University, King’s College London (KCL), University of Warwick and University of Edinburgh.

Our South Asian partners include the ARK Foundation (Bangladesh), National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (India), Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) (India), Aga Khan Medical University (AKU) (Pakistan) and Khyber Medical University (KMU) (Pakistan).

In addition, we are supported by key stakeholders including: WHO SEARO (India), Cancer Research UK, WHO Geneva (Switzerland), The Union/Vital Strategies (USA) and the National Cancer Institute (USA).

For information on ASTRA members please visit 'Our Partners' page. 

Astra Infograph

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