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Research Study – Facilitating Return-to-work of Cancer Survivors: Exploring the Role of Industrial and Organisational Psychologists

The University of North-West invites eligible cancer survivors living in Gauteng to participate in a research study to explore the experiences of cancer survivors returning to work. Therefore, the study requires individuals who have undergone successful cancer treatment and has consequently returned to work.

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Published: 20 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

Research Study – Evaluation of the Acceptability and Validity of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide in Oncology Patients in South Africa

The Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch invites eligible cancer patients, family members of cancer patients, or cancer care advocates survivors living in or around Cape Town to participate in a research study focused on clinical communication in advanced cancer patients.

The patients participating in this study can potentially benefit from having their goals and wishes for end-of-life care clarified in their own minds, which, if shared with their Health Care Practitioner and families could lead to improved end-of-life care for themselves. The Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch invites eligible cancer patients, family members of cancer patients, or cancer care advocates survivors living in or around Cape Town to participate in a research study to help doctors better understand how to talk to patients about what they find important at the end of their lives.

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Published: 13 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 13 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

Research Study – Exploring Health Behaviours of South African Cancer Survivors

Aston University in Birmingham, UK invites eligible cancer survivors to participate in a research study to learn more about the health behaviours of cancer survivors. This study includes all cancers and focuses on health behaviours such as smoking cessation, alcohol use, physical activity, and diet.

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Published: 6 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 6 Apr 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

CANSA Research Type A Funding Call 2022

Submission of Letters of Interest for 2022 funding is now closed. Invitations for submission of full proposals will be communicated from 1 June 2021 and the deadline for submissions of full proposals will be 15 September 2021.

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Published: 1 Apr 2021
Categories: Notice Board, Research Funding and Grants

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

Research Study – Exploring Individual Differences in Online Health Seeking Behaviour

Members of the public are invited to take part in a study looking at the extent to which adults use the internet for health-related behaviours, including information and support seeking. There is little current understanding of adults’ use of the internet with regard to health behaviours.

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Published: 16 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 16 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

Type E – Kate Bennett- Differential Survival Rates in State Funded and Privately Funded Paediatric Oncology Units in Johannesburg, South Africa

A travel grant was awarded to Kate Bennett of CMJAH and Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to attend the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) in Washington from 12 to 15 October 2017 to present a poster. Abstract Differential Survival Rates in State Funded and Privately Funded Paediatric Oncology Units in […]

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Published: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Findings, Research Projects

CANSA Participates in Lung Cancer Research with the University of KwaZulu-Natal

CANSA is partnering with the University of KwaZulu- Natal-Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP) under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza and other Co-Principal Investigators for a three-year period.

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Published: 15 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Research, Media Releases & News

Research Study – Emotional Support by Healthcare Providers – Experiences of Brain Cancer Survivors and Loved Ones

The purpose of this Master’s research study through the University of South Africa (UNISA) is to investigate the personal engagement between brain cancer Survivors, their families and their healthcare team in order to determine whether their psychological relationship has an impact on the patient’s and family’s quality of life.

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Published: 9 Jul 2020
Categories: Take Part in Cancer-related Research

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

Research Study – Fertility Preservation

Stellenbosch University invites eligible cancer survivors to participate in this study. The study aims to explore the subjective experience of cancer survivors on their personal experience of fertility preservation.

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Published: 26 Feb 2020 | Last Updated: 6 May 2020
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

Research Study – Early-stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Novartis invites eligible lung cancer patients to participate in this research study. The aim of the study would be to see if the study medication can be of benefit to patients in reducing the risk of cancer reappearance after their lung cancer has been surgically removed and adjuvant chemotherapy had been completed (if applicable). The closing date for recruitment is 16 December 2021.

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Published: 24 Feb 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: 12 Mar 2020
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board

Video: CANSA Research that Matters

CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our Health Programme, as well as strengthen our Watchdog Role to the greater benefit of the public.

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Published: 19 Oct 2019 | Last Updated: 13 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Research

Type E – Dr Margaret Venter – PCEP (Palliative Care Education and Practice) attendance, Harvard Medical School

A travel grant was awarded to Dr Margaret Venter, an Oncologist from ENFOLD Palliative Care to attend the CEP (Palliative Care Education and Practice) course at Harvard Medical School, Boston from 2 to 7 December 2018 and from 28 April to 3 May 2019. Major areas of study and how the visit contributed to the […]

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Published: 26 Sep 2019 | Last Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Categories: Research Findings, Research Projects

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

Breastfeeding Can Reduce Cancer Rates For Both Mothers And Babies

South Africa has some of the lowest exclusive breastfeeding rates in the world in the first 6 months of a baby’s life, according to the World Health Organization, sitting at an estimated 32%. It’s believed that much of this comes down to a lack of knowledge, personal attributes of the mother (including age, education, self-confidence, […]

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Published: 8 Jul 2019 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Findings, Women's Health

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

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