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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

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

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

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

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

CANSA Research Type A Funding Call

CANSA will not be sending out a call in 2022 for 2023 funding. 

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Published: 1 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 23 Feb 2022
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

90 Years of Making Cancer Research Possible

CANSA is turning 90 this year and we’ve always had a heart for supporting cancer research and are one of the largest local funders of cancer research in South Africa. Our research programmes aim to target the challenges of cancer risk reduction, early detection and cancer survivorship in South Africa.

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Published: 30 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 23 Nov 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, 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

Oettlé Memorial Award 2018 to Professor Jennifer Moodley

History of the Medal Jennifer Moodley has been recognised and selected to receive the coveted AG Oettlé Memorial medal from CANSA for outstanding contributions to cancer research. Prof Moodley is a Public Health Medicine physician with expertise in health systems research, epidemiology and public policy development. She is the current Director of the Faculty of […]

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Published: 23 Oct 2018 | Last Updated: 2 Aug 2021
Categories: Notice Board, Our Research Team

CANSA’s Head of Research attended AORTIC’s 11th International Conference on Cancer in Africa

CANSA’s Head of Research, Dr Melissa Wallace attended AORTIC’s 11th International Conference on Cancer in Africa (AORTIC 2017) from 7 to 10 November 2017 at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme was: Cancer in Africa: Making Strides, Creating Solutions. Dr Wallace gave a presentation on BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE AND CANCER CONTROL, highlighting the […]

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Published: 11 Dec 2017 | Last Updated: 11 Dec 2017
Categories: Notice Board, Research Findings

Oettlé Memorial award 2017 to Professor Greta Dreyer

History of the Medal Greta Dreyer has been recognised and selected to receive the coveted AG Oettlé Memorial medal from CANSA for outstanding contributions to cancer research, training and clinical work. She has devoted all of her professional life since 1995 to the field of gynaecologic oncology in SA and continues to serve on numerous […]

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Published: 29 Nov 2017
Categories: Notice Board, Our Research Team

CANSA attended 31st International Papillomavirus Conference Feb 2017

The 31st International Papillomavirus Conference was held from February 28 – March 4 in Cape Town.  HPV 2017 gathered researchers, clinicians and other health professionals to share knowledge and ideas on papillomaviruses and their associated diseases. The conference included an array of invited lectures, oral abstract sessions, poster sessions, symposia and workshops. Topics addressed included […]

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Published: 10 Apr 2017
Categories: Notice Board

CANSA attended AACR International Conference on New Frontiers in Cancer Research Jan 2017

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Conference on New Frontiers in Cancer Research was held in Cape Town from January 18 – 22, 2017.  This innovative programme brought the forefront of cancer science to Africa and appealed to a broad spectrum of cancer researchers—from laboratory scientists to physicians in all disciplines of the cancer […]

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Published: 10 Apr 2017 | Last Updated: 10 Apr 2017
Categories: Notice Board

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