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Research Projects

We are one of the very few public-funded organisations in South Africa that has sustainable funding for cancer research. The funds are currently used across three research programmes categorised as Type A, B, and C.

  • Type A projects: Our Type A Research projects are aimed at MBChB and PhD cancer researchers based at South African universities and research organisations.
  • Type B projects: Our Type B Research projects are often conceptualised by CANSA, although this may be in conjunction with other institutions. These projects focus on looking at ways to reduce public exposure to environmental carcinogens.
  • Type C projects: Our Type C Research projects largely focus on aspects of CANSA patient-orientated services including optimising services to cancer patients and addressing their needs. The research is undertaken to strengthen our health promotion, awareness programmes, and support services based on evidence-based findings relevant to the South African population.

Our Type B and C projects support research conducted by postgraduate students with supervision from the host institution. Read more about our current Type B and C grant holders.

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Click here to make a secure online donation to support our research programmes or make a direct deposit to:

Account: CANSA Research
Account number: 4079965964
Branch: 632005
Reference: Type A, B, or C Research (the programme you choose to support).

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