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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 16 December 2021.

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Published: 19 May 2021 | Last Updated: 2 Jun 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Notice Board, Take Part in Cancer-related Research

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 is 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 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 12 May 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board

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

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

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

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: 23 Oct 2018
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

CANSA attended Symposium on the Impact of Nanotechnology on Cancer

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) through the Nanotechnology Public Engagement Programme (NPEP), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Nabio Consulting (Pty) Ltd presented a symposium on the impact of nanotechnology on cancer. The symposium was held on 25 October 2016 in Pretoria. The aim of […]

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

MRC National Cancer Research Strategy meeting – Feb 2017

On 23rd and 24th February, The Medical Research Council (MRC) in collaboration with its partners in cancer research including CANSA, hosted a National Cancer Research Strategy meeting to develop a cancer research strategy for South Africa. This was attended by 55 cancer researchers/stakeholders, mainly from South Africa, with some representation from Zambia, Botswana, Kenya and […]

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Published: 10 Apr 2017
Categories: Notice Board

Graduates derived from CANSA granted projects ended 30 June 2020

CANSA acknowledges the importance of building the capacity of a new generation of cancer researchers to further develop much needed advances in cancer research in South Africa.

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Published: 6 Apr 2017 | Last Updated: 16 Feb 2021
Categories: Notice Board

CANSA donates Microscope to NHLS and WITS University

CANSA donates Microscope to NHLS and WITS University

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Published: 6 Mar 2017 | Last Updated: 8 May 2017
Categories: Notice Board

Video: Prof Jeffrey Gershenwald on Melanoma

We interviewed Prof Jeffrey Gershenwald, who is Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology and a Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) in Houston, Texas, as well as Medical Director of the MD Anderson Melanoma and Skin Center.  He is also […]

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Published: 15 Nov 2016 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Notice Board, SunSmart

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