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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

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

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 October 2018
Updated: 2 August 2021
Categories: Notice Board, Our Research Team

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

Project ended 30 June 2021 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 […]

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Published: 17 September 2018
Updated: 8 April 2022
Categories: Our Research Team

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 March 2018
Updated: 25 April 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 November 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 October 2016
Updated: 26 October 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 January 2016
Updated: 1 December 2021
Categories: Notice Board, Our Research Team

Contact Details of CANSA Research Office

Jane Harries Head of Research Email Alice Victor Research Manager Email Tel: 011-616 7662

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Published: 30 October 2012
Updated: 14 March 2024
Categories: Our Research Team

Our Research Team

For more detailed information and contact details regarding our Research Team, click on the links below: Our Research Management Team Our Research Committee (RESCOM) Our Researchers Queries CANSA Research For more information please get in touch with Alice Victor, Research Manager – email: Research@cansa.org.za or tel: 011-616 7662.

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Published: 26 May 2012
Updated: 20 March 2024
Categories: Our Research Team

Research Committee (RESCOM)

Prof Iqbal Parker (Chairperson) Professor in the Department of Medical Biochemistry & Structural Biology, University of Cape Town Email Prof Jane Harries – CANSA Head of Research  Email Elize Joubert – CANSA CEO Email Prof Paul Ruff Emeritus Professor of Medical Oncology at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand Email Megan Pentz-Kluyts Nutrition […]

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Published: 25 June 2009
Updated: 5 March 2024
Categories: Our Research Team

Our Research Committee

CANSA’s Research Committee (RESCOM) is made up of experts in their field of work and research who volunteer their time and expertise. The role of RESCOM is summarised as follows: Assess research proposals submitted to CANSA and recommend the projects for funding in terms of CANSA`s strategic vision and agreed funding criteria for research Facilitate […]

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Published: 25 June 2009
Updated: 20 March 2024
Categories: Our Research Team

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