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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
Updated: 7 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings, Research Projects

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
Updated: 5 September 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Our Research Team

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
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
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
Updated: 14 March 2023
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

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

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

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: 7 August 2022
Updated: 29 February 2024
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings, 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 June 2022
Updated: 3 June 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Research Findings

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 March 2022
Updated: 4 March 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 March 2022
Updated: 1 March 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 February 2022
Updated: 21 February 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board

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 December 2021
Updated: 1 December 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 October 2021
Updated: 22 October 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 September 2021
Updated: 28 September 2021
Categories: About Cancer, Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, Notice Board

Oettlé Memorial award 2020 to Professor Paul Ruff

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 prevention and management of […]

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Published: 16 March 2021
Updated: 24 July 2023
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 January 2021
Updated: 23 November 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 June 2020
Updated: 24 March 2023
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 November 2018
Updated: 31 October 2023
Categories: CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board

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