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Dr Eloise van der Merwe – Knockdown of LRP/LR Impedes Multiple Cancer Hallmarks in Lung Cancer Cells

Dr Eloise van der Merwe of the School of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of the Witwatersrand delivered a poster at the ASCB/EMBO Cell Bio 2023 conference in Boston, USA from 2-6 December 2023 as part of the late Prof Stefan Weiss’s CANSA-funded project. Read more… Download the poster Abstract:  Knockdown of LRP/LR Impedes Multiple […]

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Published: 6 February 2024 | Last Updated: 7 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings, Research Projects

B-well Launches Exciting Back-To-School Cookbook

17 January 2024: One of the trickiest aspects of parenthood is ensuring that your little ones are getting all the nutrients they need – and that their meals are delicious enough that they’ll want to finish each bite! As we head back into the school year, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with […]

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Published: 18 January 2024 | Last Updated: 22 January 2024
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Dietary Tips

Message of Condolence for Prof Harry Seftel

Prof Harry Seftel passed away at the age of 94 on 3 December 2023, only a few days before his next birthday. He will be sorely missed by CANSA where he was regularly featured as a speaker at CANSA research and health seminars as well as a panelist at several town hall meetings. He was […]

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Published: 4 December 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

Prof Paul Ruff to Chair WITS Ethics Committee

Emeritus Professor Paul Ruff, a member of the CANSA Research Committee was appointed Chairperson of the Wits Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC): Medical, effective 1 August 2023. The Wits HREC: Medical oversees medical research studies and projects, including higher degrees, and local and international collaborative research, as well as commercial clinical trials. Wits’ Ethics Committees are registered with the […]

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Published: 4 September 2023 | Last Updated: 5 September 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Our Research Team

CANSA Research Grant Type A Funding Call

There is currently no funding call for 2025 Type A research applications.  Get Involved For more information on our research funding please email Research@cansa.org.za Ask a question or comment on our research funding in the box at the bottom of this page. Read more about CANSA research here.

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Published: 13 April 2023 | Last Updated: 23 January 2024
Categories: CANSA Research, Research Funding and Grants

Tribute to Former CANSA Head of Research, Dr Carl Albrecht

CANSA is sad to learn of the loss of Dr. Carl Albrecht who sadly passed away on 23 March 2023. Our condolences to his wife, three children, three grandchildren, and friends in Kleinmond, where he had retired. He will also be missed by colleagues at CANSA who had the wonderful privilege to have worked closely […]

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Published: 27 March 2023 | Last Updated: 27 March 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

Prof Paul Ruff appointed as Chair of ASCO’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Council

CANSA congratulates CANSA Research Committee (RESCOM) member Prof Paul Ruff for being appointed as Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Council. Prof Ruff is an Emeritus Professor of Medical Oncology at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand. The Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Council has 12 members who […]

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Published: 14 March 2023 | Last Updated: 15 March 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Our Research Team

Professor Sharon Prince Awarded Gold for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Health Research

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) held its 9th SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards recently to recognise excellence in health research. Read more here.  Congratulations to Prof Sharon Prince, on being awarded the South African Medical Research Council’s Gold Award for her substantial and influential contribution to health, especially in low and middle-income countries. Prof […]

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Published: 13 March 2023 | Last Updated: 14 March 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

Choose Your Cooking Oil Wisely

Article written by Megan Pentz-Kluyts, CANSA Nutrition and Dietetics consultant Walking down the supermarket aisle and seeing the rows of shelves packed with different kinds of cooking oils, can make for a daunting task in how to choose the oils that help better support you and your family’s health. Diet has become one of the […]

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Published: 7 March 2023 | Last Updated: 7 March 2023
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category

Nia Africa Awarded CANSA Seal of Recognition

24 November 2022 – The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is proud to announce its latest CANSA Seal of Recognition partner, Nia Africa, under the CANSA Smart Choice Physical Activity category. This holistic movement practice conditions the body, mind, and emotions through a blend of dance, martial arts, and healing arts encouraging a holistic, and […]

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Published: 22 November 2022 | Last Updated: 23 November 2022
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, CANSA's Seal of Recognition - Physical Activity Category, Media Releases & News

Different Areas of Cancer Research

The term ‘cancer research’ covers a wide range of research activities. But, in general, there are five main areas of research: Basic research Clinical research Translational research Socio-behavioural research Population-oriented research Basic Research: Basic research (cancer biology) is the study of how cells work. Cancer researchers who carry out basic research don’t focus on finding […]

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Published: 14 November 2022 | Last Updated: 15 November 2022
Categories: CANSA Research

Oettlé Memorial Award 2022 to Dr Elvira Singh

Dr. Elvira Singh has been selected to receive the coveted AG Oettlé Memorial medal from CANSA for her outstanding contributions to cancer research. Elvira meets the spirit and action required of the AG Oettlé Award. Dr. Singh led the South African National Cancer Registry (NCR) since 2014 and played a critical role in revitalising the […]

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Published: 1 November 2022 | Last Updated: 24 July 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

Research Reports

Polygenic scores for cancer published by the PHG Foundation – the report provides an overview of what is known about polygenic scores – when multiple genetic variants associated with a disease are combined – and what they could mean for cancer prediction, prevention, and management. This accessible short report for health policymakers and other stakeholders […]

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Published: 19 October 2022 | Last Updated: 19 October 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings

Ocean Freedom Sunscreen Gets Thumbs Up For CANSA Seal

Ocean Freedom mineral sunscreens have been awarded the CANSA Seal of Recognition denoting it as a ‘CANSA Smart Choice’ product for cancer risk reduction…

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Published: 13 September 2022 | Last Updated: 30 September 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Sunscreen root4 Receives CANSA Seal of Recognition

CANSA welcomes its latest CANSA Seal of Recognition partner, root4 3D Defence SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen, under their Protection category. root4 is the perfect addition to the CANSA Smart Choice family as it not only meets national and international sun protection standards, but it’s also safe for the environment…

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Published: 12 September 2022 | Last Updated: 30 September 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, SunSmart

Cape Fynbos Tea Adds Honeybush to South Africa’s Growing Herbal Tea Industry

31 August 2022 – Within a year of launching its first fynbos tea range, a start-up called Cape Fynbos Tea has already captured the interest of the wellness industry – including Faithful to Nature and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) – affirming the interest in the tea market for the medicinal properties of South […]

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Published: 31 August 2022 | Last Updated: 1 September 2022
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Edible Consumer Goods Category, CANSA's Seal of Recognition

MSD Global Oncology Policy Grant

See our latest (24 January 2024) publication in ecancermedical science titled: Harnessing the law to advance equitable cancer care in South Africa: exploring the feasibility, desirability and added value of a dedicated national cancer act.

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Published: 8 August 2022 | Last Updated: 16 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings, Research Projects

CANSA Head of Research serves as a Member on the AWACAN-ED Steering Group

AWACAN-ED (African aWAreness of CANcer & Early Diagnosis) is an NIHR-funded Global Health Research Group focussing on Advancing Early Diagnosis of Cancer in Southern Africa. CANSA Head of Research, Prof Jane Harries, is a member of the AWACAN-ED Steering Group. The study aims to advance the early diagnosis of cancer in Southern Africa by developing and evaluating electronic […]

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Published: 8 August 2022 | Last Updated: 8 August 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings, Research Projects

Together Again with Cuppa For CANSA

Every year, CANSA runs the ever popular Cuppa For CANSA (Cuppa) campaign, across South Africa. The aim is to socialise and have fun with family, friends or colleagues at a Cuppa event while raising funds for CANSA to continue delivering its care and support programmes to those affected by cancer. Participants may either host a Cuppa event or attend as a guest…

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Published: 1 August 2022 | Last Updated: 27 September 2022
Categories: CANSA Care Centres, Fundraising Events & Projects, Media Releases & News

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – Research Evidence-based Booklets

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has developed a series of high-quality evidence-based (short-format) booklets: Breast Cancer Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa – The need to tackle advanced stage at diagnosis and improve access to high-quality treatment Improving Early Detection and Clinical Management of Bladder Cancer – A promising urine test (uTERTpm) The Nutri-Score: […]

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Published: 3 June 2022 | Last Updated: 3 June 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings

Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer in South Africa

Prof Christopher Mathew Department of Human Genetics and Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of the Witwatersrand Email   A/Prof Michael Urban Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch Email     Title of the project Genetic risk factors for breast cancer in South Africa: A discovery, […]

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Published: 8 April 2022 | Last Updated: 9 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Research Projects

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