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Research Projects

Type E – Kate Bennett- Differential Survival Rates in State Funded and Privately Funded Paediatric Oncology Units in Johannesburg, South Africa

A travel grant was awarded to Kate Bennett of CMJAH and Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to attend the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) in Washington from 12 to 15 October 2017 to present a poster. Abstract Differential Survival Rates in State Funded and Privately Funded Paediatric Oncology Units in […]

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Published: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Findings, Research Projects

Type E – Dr Margaret Venter – PCEP (Palliative Care Education and Practice) attendance, Harvard Medical School

A travel grant was awarded to Dr Margaret Venter, an Oncologist from ENFOLD Palliative Care to attend the CEP (Palliative Care Education and Practice) course at Harvard Medical School, Boston from 2 to 7 December 2018 and from 28 April to 3 May 2019. Major areas of study and how the visit contributed to the […]

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Published: 26 Sep 2019 | Last Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Categories: Research Findings, Research Projects

Vitamin D: Determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in adults in the Western Cape Province of South Africa

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. Exposure to solar radiation is a major source of Vitamin D production. Greater exposure is required by those with darker skin tones in order to produce Vitamin D. We funded a study led by Janicke Visser at the Division of […]

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Published: 6 Sep 2019 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Research, Research Findings, Research Projects

Type A projects which ended on 31 March 2019

The following Type A projects came to an end on 31 March 2019: Dr Jennifer Geel – Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital / WITS / South African Children’s Cancer Study Group. Hodgkin Lymphoma in South African Children Adolescents from 2000-2010: A first report by the South African Children’s Cancer Study Group Dr Catherine Kaschula – Stellenbosch University. Identification of […]

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Published: 4 Jun 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
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Physical Properties of Core and HBeAg/Precursors and Host-Pathogen Interactions Leading to Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Prof Anna Kramvis Hepatitis Virus Diversity Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand Email Title of the project Physical properties of core and HBeAg/precursors and host-pathogen interactions leading to development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Project Description Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause of acute and chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular […]

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Published: 15 Apr 2019
Categories: Research Projects

Molecular Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Risk Reduction by SM6Met, a Well Characterized Cyclopia Extract

Prof Ann Louw Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University al@sun.ac.za Title of the project Molecular mechanisms of breast cancer risk reduction by SM6Met, a well characterized Cyclopia extract. Project Description Globally and in South Africa breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy in women. Most breast cancers are oestrogen receptor (ER) positive and require oestrogen for […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 4 Apr 2019
Categories: Research Projects

Identification of Novel Cancer Biomarkers with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential for Cervical and Oesophageal Cancers Using a Targeted Proteomic Approach

Prof Virna Leaner Division of Medical Biochemistry & Structural Biology, Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Email Title of the project Identification of novel cancer biomarkers with diagnostic and therapeutic potential for cervical and oesophageal cancers using a targeted proteomic approach. Project Description Cancer continues to be a […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 30 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Projects

Immunity, Knowledge, Behaviour and HPV Infection Rates after Pre-Adolescent HPV Vaccination during the VACCS 1 and 2 Trials (ImmunoVACCS)

Dr Haynes van der Merwe Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gynaecologic Oncology Unit, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University Email Title of the project Immunity, knowledge, behaviour and HPV infection rates after pre-adolescent HPV vaccination during the VACCS 1 and 2 trials (ImmunoVACCS). Project Description The project focuses on the reduction of risk for cervical cancer, […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Categories: Research Projects

HDL and Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Prof Sandrine Lecour Hatter Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Email Title of the project HDL and anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. Project Description Anthracycline-based chemotherapy has been widely accepted to have an increased rise for dose-dependent cardiotoxicity, particularly in patients with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and cardiac disease. Unfortunately, approximately 21% […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019
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“The In Vitro Possible Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy Treatment of Colon Cancer”

Dr Cherie Kruger Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg Email Title of the project “The In Vitro Possible Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy Treatment of Colon Cancer”. Project Description Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer in South Africa (SA), and the sixth most lethal. Approximately 25% of patients will […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019
Categories: Research Projects

Immunogenic Fingerprinting in the New Era for Personalized Medicine: Serum Amyloid A and Macrophages in the Tumour-Microenvironment

Prof Anna-Mart Engelbrecht Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University ame@sun.ac.za Title of the project Immunogenic fingerprinting in the new era for personalized medicine: Serum amyloid A and macrophages in the tumour-microenvironment Project Description The mediators and cellular effectors of inflammation are important role players of the tumour micro-environment. In some cancer types, inflammatory conditions are […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Categories: Research Projects

Discovery of Novel Targets in Pancreatic Cancer by Investigating Aberrant Signalling Pathways

Prof Geoffrey Candy Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand Email Title of the project Discovery of novel targets in pancreatic cancer by investigating aberrant signalling pathways. Project Description Background: Pancreatic cancer (PDAC) is a devastating and aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis despite several treatment strategies. Hence the discovery of […]

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Published: 4 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Categories: Research Projects

Type E – Linda Greeff – Cancer Challenges in South Africa

A travel grant was awarded to Linda Greeff of Cancercare to attend and present at the 20th International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS 2018) in Hong Kong from 28 October to 3 November 2018. Abstracts: Poster presentation: Exploring grassroots feedback about cancer challenges in South Africa: a discussion of themes derived from content thematic […]

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Published: 13 Mar 2019
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Type E – Dr Karl Storbeck – Hormonal Steroids and Hormones & Cancer

CANSA co-funded the 17th International Congress on Hormonal Steroids and Hormones & Cancer Congress which was held in Stellenbosch from 26-29 November 2018. Download: Report by Dr Karl Storbeck Abstract book of the congress

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Published: 13 Mar 2019 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
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Type E – Prof Jeannette Parkes – Paediatric Oncology

A travel grant was awarded to Prof Jeannette Parkes of Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital to attend the Annual Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Conference in Kyoto, Japan from 16 to 19 November 2018 as a Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS) Exco committee member, Paediatric Oncology in Developing […]

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Published: 13 Mar 2019
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Type E – Dr Biance Rowe – Respiratory Virus Infections in Children with Febrile Neutropenia & Tuberculosis in Children with Cancer

A travel grant was awarded to Dr Biance Rowe of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and WITS Donald Gordon Medical Centre to present two posters at the Annual Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Conference in Kyoto, Japan from 16 to 19 November 2018. Abstracts: Project 1: Respiratory Virus Infections in Children with Febrile Neutropenia – […]

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Published: 13 Mar 2019 | Last Updated: 13 Mar 2019
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Type E – Thurandrie Naiker – Pediatric Brain Tumors & Neuro-oncology Training in Sub-Saharan Africa

A travel grant was awarded to Thurandrie Naiker from Groote Schuur Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Cape Town to attend and give two educational presentations at the Society for Neuro-Oncology in Sub-Saharan Africa (SNOSSA) meeting in Nigeria from 21 – 25 July 2018. Download the programme The major […]

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Published: 12 Mar 2019
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Type E – Dr Lynn Edwards – Patient-centred Psychosocial Oncology in LMICs

A travel grant was awarded to Dr Lynn Edwards, a Psychologist in Cape Town to attend and present at the 20th International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (IPOS 2018) in Hong Kong from 28 October to 3 November 2018. Abstracts: Challenges For Children With Cancer In Low Resourced Settings: An Analysis Of 68 ‘On-The-Ground’ […]

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Published: 7 Dec 2018 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
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Type E – Mukovhe Phanguphangu – Cancer Treatment Related Side Effects

A travel grant was awarded to Mukovhe Phanguphangu of the University of Pretoria to attend the 34th World Congress of Audiology in Cape Town from 28th to 31st October 2018, to present two posters and three oral presentations on cancer treatment related side effects. Abstracts: Poster: Hearing Aid Outcomes in Patients with Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity: A Pilot […]

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Published: 6 Dec 2018 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: Research Findings, Research Projects

Type E – Dr Gisela Kahl – Single-centre Experience of B-cell Lymphomas in Children at the Height of the HIV Epidemic in South Africa

A travel grant was awarded to Dr Gisela Kahl from Red Cross Children’s Hospital to attend and present a poster at the 6th International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Rotterdam from 26 to 29 September 2018. The major areas of study and how the visit have contributed to the understanding and/or management […]

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Published: 29 Oct 2018
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Type E – Janicke Visser – Determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D Levels in Healthy Young Adults Living in the Western Cape, South Africa

A travel grant was awarded to Janicke Visser from the Division of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University to attend and present a poster at the ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) Congress in Madrid, Spain from 1 to 4 September 2018. The major areas of study and how the […]

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Published: 29 Oct 2018
Categories: Research Findings, Research Projects

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