Author Archive

Childhood Cancer Research – Dr Jennifer Geel

Booklet 7 – Dr Jennifer Geel – Hodgkin Lymphoma in young people in South Africa: history and mystery

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Published: 18 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, CANSA Research Detective booklets, Research Findings

Breast Cancer Research – Prof Jennifer Moodley

Booklet 6 – Professor Jennifer Moodley – Women’s pathways to breast cancer diagnosis and care

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Published: 18 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, CANSA Research Detective booklets, Research Findings

Chemotherapeutic Intervention Research – Prof Anna-Mart Engelbrecht

Booklet 5 – Professor Anna-Mart Engelbrecht – Novel Strategies in Chemotherapeutic Intervention

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Published: 18 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, CANSA Research Detective booklets, Research Findings

Gene Therapy Research – Prof Patrick Arbuthnot

Booklet 4 – Prof Patrick Arbuthnot – Gene Therapy for Cancer Treatment

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Published: 18 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, CANSA Research Detective booklets, Research Findings

Cancer Cell Research – Prof Annie Joubert

Booklet 3 – Professor Annie Joubert – ‘Designing Weapons Against Cancer’ in Silico Analysis, Synthesis and in Vitro Evaluation of Novel Anticancer Agents

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Published: 18 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 22 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, CANSA Research Detective booklets, Research Findings

Cervical cancer research – Prof Anna-Lise Williamson

Booklet 2 – Professor Anna-Lise Williamson – Tracking the Cervical Cancer Virus in South African Men and Women

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Published: 18 Nov 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, CANSA Research Detective booklets, Research Findings

Research Study – Skin Cancer (Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma)

Novotech invites eligible skin cancer patients to participate in a research study. Patients must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis (by biopsy) of unresectable or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that does not respond to local therapy. The closing date for recruitment is 30 December 2022.

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Published: 19 May 2021 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, SunSmart, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

Oettlé Memorial award 2020 to Professor Paul Ruff

History of the Medal Paul Ruff has been selected to receive the coveted A.G. Oettlé Memorial medal from CANSA in recognition of his outstanding contributions to cancer research. Paul clearly aligns the spirit and action required of the AG Oettlé Medal awardees. In particular, his approach entails the use of scientific evidence-based research to optimise the […]

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Published: 16 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 16 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

Wits Clinical Research (WCR) – Clinical Trials

Wits Clinical Research (WCR) offers patients an opportunity to participate in clinical trials, providing them with quality care, free treatment, and disease management costs, as these are covered by their trials. They focus on conducting quality research in various fields.

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Published: 3 Jun 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

Cancer-related Research Studies

We collaborate with partners to support awareness of, and access to, cancer-related research studies and make available regularly updated information on studies currently taking place in South Africa. Find out what studies and research are taking place, if you are eligible and how you can get involved. 

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Published: 10 Nov 2019 | Last Updated: 20 Apr 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board

Vitamin D: Determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in adults in the Western Cape Province of South Africa

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. Exposure to solar radiation is a major source of Vitamin D production. Greater exposure is required by those with darker skin tones in order to produce Vitamin D. We funded a study led by Janicke Visser at the Division of […]

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Published: 6 Sep 2019 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Research Findings, Research Projects

CANSA CEO Letter to Honourable Dr Mkhize

31 May 2019 The Minister of Health South Africa Honourable Dr Mkhize On behalf of the Board and Management of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), I congratulate you on your appointment as the Minister of Health. Your extensive experience and exemplary leadership demonstrated in your previous positions leaves us confident that you will excel […]

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Published: 7 Jun 2019
Categories: Advocacy

Type A projects which ended on 31 March 2019

The following Type A projects came to an end on 31 March 2019: Dr Jennifer Geel – Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital / WITS / South African Children’s Cancer Study Group. Hodgkin Lymphoma in South African Children Adolescents from 2000-2010: A first report by the South African Children’s Cancer Study Group Dr Catherine Kaschula – Stellenbosch University. Identification of […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Findings, Research Projects

Physical Properties of Core and HBeAg/Precursors and Host-Pathogen Interactions Leading to Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Prof Anna Kramvis Hepatitis Virus Diversity Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand Email Title of the project Physical properties of core and HBeAg/precursors and host-pathogen interactions leading to development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Project Description Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause of acute and chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular […]

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Published: 15 Apr 2019
Categories: Research Projects

Molecular Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Risk Reduction by SM6Met, a Well Characterized Cyclopia Extract

Prof Ann Louw Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University al@sun.ac.za Title of the project Molecular mechanisms of breast cancer risk reduction by SM6Met, a well characterized Cyclopia extract. Project Description Globally and in South Africa breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy in women. Most breast cancers are oestrogen receptor (ER) positive and require oestrogen for […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 4 Apr 2019
Categories: Research Projects

Identification of Novel Cancer Biomarkers with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential for Cervical and Oesophageal Cancers Using a Targeted Proteomic Approach

Prof Virna Leaner Division of Medical Biochemistry & Structural Biology, Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Email Title of the project Identification of novel cancer biomarkers with diagnostic and therapeutic potential for cervical and oesophageal cancers using a targeted proteomic approach. Project Description Cancer continues to be a […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 30 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Projects

Immunity, Knowledge, Behaviour and HPV Infection Rates after Pre-Adolescent HPV Vaccination during the VACCS 1 and 2 Trials (ImmunoVACCS)

Dr Haynes van der Merwe Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gynaecologic Oncology Unit, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University Email Title of the project Immunity, knowledge, behaviour and HPV infection rates after pre-adolescent HPV vaccination during the VACCS 1 and 2 trials (ImmunoVACCS). Project Description The project focuses on the reduction of risk for cervical cancer, […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Categories: Research Projects

HDL and Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Prof Sandrine Lecour Hatter Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Email Title of the project HDL and anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. Project Description Anthracycline-based chemotherapy has been widely accepted to have an increased rise for dose-dependent cardiotoxicity, particularly in patients with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and cardiac disease. Unfortunately, approximately 21% […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019
Categories: Research Projects

The In Vitro Possible Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy Treatment of Colon Cancer

Project ended 30 June 2021 Dr Cherie Kruger Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg Email Title of the project “The In Vitro Possible Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy Treatment of Colon Cancer”. Project Description Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer in South Africa (SA), and the sixth most lethal. […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 8 Apr 2022
Categories: Research Projects

Immunogenic Fingerprinting in the New Era for Personalized Medicine: Serum Amyloid A and Macrophages in the Tumour-Microenvironment

Prof Anna-Mart Engelbrecht Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University ame@sun.ac.za Title of the project Immunogenic fingerprinting in the new era for personalized medicine: Serum amyloid A and macrophages in the tumour-microenvironment Project Description The mediators and cellular effectors of inflammation are important role players of the tumour micro-environment. In some cancer types, inflammatory conditions are […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Categories: Research Projects

Discovery of Novel Targets in Pancreatic Cancer by Investigating Aberrant Signalling Pathways

Project ended 30 June 2022 Prof Geoffrey Candy Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand Email Title of the project Discovery of novel targets in pancreatic cancer by investigating aberrant signalling pathways. Project Description Pancreatic cancer (PDAC) is a devastating and aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis despite several treatment strategies. […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 29 Nov 2022
Categories: Research Projects

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