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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
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Application of Personalised Medicine Using an Integrated Service and Research Approach: Evaluation of Vitamin D in Breast Cancer Patients

Prof Maritha Kotze Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch E- mail Title of the project Application of personalised medicine using an integrated service and research approach: Evaluation of vitamin D in breast cancer patients. Project Description The high global incidence of cancer drives the development of novel approaches for prevention and […]

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Published: 17 Sep 2018 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
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Cancer Genetics: How One Patient’s Story can Improve the Lives of Many

Elna’s life and story is the inspiration behind the Open Genome Project, a new initiative to optimise the clinical management of each patient by using an integrated service and research approach. The severe side effects experienced by Elna with use of effective medication, highlighted the need for intensified research with a greater focus on improved quality of life in cancer survivors.

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Published: 22 Mar 2018 | Last Updated: 25 Apr 2018
Categories: CANSA Research, Our Research Team

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

Oettle Memorial award 2016 to Prof Lizette Jansen van Rensburg

CANSA is delighted to award the Oettle Memorial Medal for 2016 to Associate Professor Lizette Jansen van Rensburg. Prof van Rensburg’s work has and will continue to contribute to earlier detection and enhanced management of inherited breast cancer in South Africa. CANSA regards this work of the highest calibre and honours Lizette van Rensburg in recognition of her significant contribution to advancing cancer research and reducing the impact of this disease in South Africa.

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Published: 8 Oct 2016 | Last Updated: 26 Oct 2016
Categories: Notice Board, Our Research Team

CANSA Awards the 2015 Oettle Memorial Award to Prof Lynette Denny

CANSA is delighted to award the 2015 Oettle Memorial Medal to Professor Lynette Denny. We admire the excellent and significant contribution she has made to improving the chances of survival for South African women at risk for or diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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Published: 1 Jan 2016 | Last Updated: 25 May 2016
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Contact details of CANSA Research office

Preethi Mistri Head of Research (acting) Email Alice Victor Research Manager Email Cell: 084-241 3997

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Published: 30 Oct 2012 | Last Updated: 14 Oct 2020
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Our Research Team

CANSA is committed to saving lives and fighting cancer through research.  Cancer research is the study of cancer – it’s basic biology, treatment, and the effects of treatment.  CANSA’s Research Team collects and analyses information regarding every aspect of the disease.  The final goal of their research is to produce effective treatment and to prevent […]

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Published: 26 May 2012 | Last Updated: 28 Jul 2020
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Research Committee (RESCOM)

Prof Patrick Arbuthnot (Chairperson) Personal Professor & Director: Antiviral Gene Therapy Research Unit, Department of Molecular Medicine & Haematology, University of the Witwatersrand Tel: 011-717 2365 Email: Patrick.Arbuthnot@wits.ac.za Preethi Mistri – CANSA Head of Research (acting) Email: pmistri@cansa.org.za Elize Joubert – CANSA CEO Tel: 011-616 7662 Email: ejoubert@cansa.org.za Prof Landon Myer Department of Public Health & Family Medicine, University […]

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Published: 25 Jun 2009 | Last Updated: 14 Oct 2020
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Our Research Committee

CANSA’s Research Committee comprises of reputable experts in their field of work. They are prepared to volunteer their time and expertise to review applications for funding and decide on research projects to be supported at various academic institutions around the country. The role of this committee is summarised as follows: Assess research proposals submitted to […]

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Published: 25 Jun 2009 | Last Updated: 28 Jul 2020
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