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CANSA Funded Research Projects for Master of Public Health Students

We are seeking to fund two Master of Public Health students to conduct research on two topics that will form part of their Master’s dissertation. These are both qualitative research projects. The closing date for submission is 31 July 2022.

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Published: 22 Jun 2022 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Projects

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

E-cigarette Study Funded by CANSA

CANSA funded a qualitative research study on electronic cigarettes in collaboration with the UCT Knowledge Co-op which facilitated the project. The study focussed on the knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards e-cigarettes among university students. Dissertation – 2019 (PDF) Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are deemed to be safer than tobacco cigarettes because they do not contain a […]

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Published: 19 May 2022 | Last Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, No-Tobacco Campaign

Research Study – The Sleep Health in Breast Cancer: Evaluating the Impact on Psychological Wellbeing and Medication Adherence

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit in Glasgow (UK) are running a study to investigate the potential difficulties of taking hormone therapy medication, and better understand physical and emotional wellbeing amongst people diagnosed with breast cancer. Eligible breast cancer patients are invited to participate in the research study. The survey closes on 30 June 2022.

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Published: 18 May 2022 | Last Updated: 18 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research, Women's Health

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 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 9 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Research Projects

Improving Cure for Lymphoma Patients in South Africa by Enhancing Access to Early and Accurate Lymphoma Diagnosis

A/Prof Estelle Verburgh Clinical Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town Email Title of the project Improving cure for lymphoma patients in South Africa by enhancing access to early and accurate lymphoma diagnosis Project Description Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the seventh most common cancer in South Africa, sixth when Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are combined. […]

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Published: 8 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 25 Apr 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Research Projects

CANSA Attends Launch of the Pan African Cancer Research Institute as an Official Partner to Transform the Fight Against Cancer

“CANSA recognises that to survive in the current challenging climate, we need strong partnerships that will help us to reach our mission and objectives. The Pan African Cancer Research Institute (PACRI) have our full support representing civil society and thousands of people affected by cancer” The University of Pretoria (UP) has launched the Pan African […]

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Published: 3 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 4 Mar 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

Message of Condolence for Dr Elvira Singh

CANSA is devastated to learn of the loss of Dr Elvira Singh who dedicated her talent and energy as Head of Department for the National Cancer Registry. She was a passionate public health specialist concerned about the high incidences of cancer in SA. We worked closely with her over many years, and she was a […]

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Published: 1 Mar 2022 | Last Updated: 1 Mar 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

CANSA Engagement with Traditional Practitioners in Early Detection of Cancer

CANSA Provides Training to Traditional Health Practitioners to help Close the Cancer Care Gap CANSA joins hands with traditional practitioners

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Published: 21 Feb 2022 | Last Updated: 21 Feb 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

Research Study – Exploring the Status of Non-Communicable Disease Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), is conducting a study on the care of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and invites patients to participate in the study. NCDs include diabetes, hypertension, asthma, cancer, depression, etc. The closing date for recruitment is 30 June 2022.

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Published: 13 Dec 2021 | Last Updated: 1 Mar 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

UCT’s Professor Lynette Denny honoured by the president with National Order

University of Cape Town (UCT) cervical cancer researcher Prof Lynette Denny received the Order of the Baobab (Silver) from President Cyril Ramaphosa at an investiture ceremony hosted by the presidency in recognition of Prof Denny’s work as a leading global researcher in cervical cancer and its association with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Prof Denny is […]

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Published: 1 Dec 2021 | Last Updated: 1 Dec 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings

Breast Cancer Research – Prof Jane Harries

Booklet 9 – Professor Jane Harries – Contraceptive needs and fertility intentions of women with breast cancer in Cape Town, South Africa: a qualitative study

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

Prostate Cancer Research – Prof Riana Bornman

Booklet 8 – Professor Riana Bornman – Southern African Prostate Cancer Study (SAPCS)

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

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

African Cancer Institute | Cancer Lecture Series Invitation – Breast Cancer

21 October 2021 – Topic: Breast Cancer: Cellular Transitions, Overcoming Clinical Challenges and its Psychological Impact…

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Published: 20 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 22 Oct 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Notice Board, Women's Health

Cancer Alliance Webinar – The Cost of Cancer: Where to from Here?

Please join us as we launch the latest report from the Cancer Alliance, forecasting the cost of cancer by 2030 and unpacking solutions to the crisis that faces us. The webinar’s focus is on discussing the research results and comments from various roleplayers. We certainly now need solutions and cannot afford talking about our problems any longer. It is time to ReThink-ReDesign-ReEngineer cancer services in South Africa. The time is now…

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Published: 2 Sep 2021 | Last Updated: 28 Sep 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Notice Board

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