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Current News & Highlights

Why is the Cost of Oncology Drugs so High?

First-Ever World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day Celebrated Worldwide

CANSA is joining forces with kidney cancer organisations around the world to mark the first-ever World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day. World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day has been established by the International Kidney Cancer Coalition of which CANSA is an affiliate member. CANSA was part of the establishment of World Kidney Cancer Day through Prof Michael Herbst, CANSA’s Health Specialist who is a Board Member and Director.

SAHRC Acts to Protect Cancer Patient’s Rights to Adequate Healthcare

CANSA welcomes the South African Human Rights Commission’s actions towards protecting cancer patients’ rights to adequate healthcare, and has been actively lobbying with partners for the same outcome…

Competition Commission Investigating Pharmaceutical Companies for Cancer Medicine Prices

The South African Competition Commission has recently announced that they will be conducting an investigation into pharmaceutical companies and the exhorbitant prices of cancer medicines. CANSA is playing an active part in the process of influencing and amending the Patent law.

CANSA Interview with CNN re SA’s Cancer Doctor Shortage Crisis

Jacqueline Howard, Feature Writer, for CNN Health & Wellness, interviewed Dr Melissa Wallace, the Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA) Head of Research, regarding the crisis unfolding in KZN: the last public health radiation oncologist in Durban, South Africa, quit last week. Now, experts worry that cancer patients unable to afford private care will suffer…

Host a Healthy Cuppa For CANSA

7 June 2017: The #CuppaForCANSA season is officially open until the end of October! Become a host or attend a Cuppa, contact your local CANSA Care Centre to get involved and see tips on hosting the perfect Cuppa on our Cuppa Website. Launches will be taking place today at CANSA Head Office Bedfordview; CANSA Pretoria Care Centre, CANSA Bloemfontein Care Centre, CANSA Durban Care Centre, CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, and Shoprite Checkers will be handing over vouchers of R18 500 to each of these Care Centres. See exciting Competition details…

CANSA Care Homes – “It Feels like Home”

CANSA offers a wide range of support and care services to cancer patients and their families. One such support service are our CANSA Care Homes, of which there are 11 across South Africa, in main metropolitan areas. They provide a home-away-from-home environment, offering accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment on an out-patient basis, at treatment facilities far from their homes.

CANSA Supports MERAN’s Presentation to KZN Legislature (Health Portfolio Committee): Cancer Crisis in KZN

30 May 2017: CANSA supports MERAN’s presentation to the KZN Legislature (Health Portfolio Committee) today, and has been afforded the opportunity to share our portfolio of evidence relating to KZN treatment access and patient experiences, as part of this presentation. This will be the start of an ongoing dialogue with stakeholders and an opportunity to work together to find solutions to the challenging problems facing KZN healthcare delivery.

South African Clinical Oncology Trials

CANSA and Quintiles are collaborating to support awareness of, and access to, cancer related SA Clinical Trials. To this end, CANSA will post regularly updated information on this post regarding trials currently taking place in South Africa.

Write on our Wall – June 2017

CANSA would like to know what your concerns and point of view are. Do you have something you would like to share? Please note that these comments will be public, should they be approved, or you will receive a response via email.

CANSA Calendar 2017

85 years of working towards a world without cancer

Raise funds for CANSA Active at your next sporting event

Raise funds for CANSA at your next sporting event!

Donate your hair for Wigs

Donate Your Hair to make wigs for cancer patients!

Hubbly Bubbly increases cancer risk

Take action against smoking law breakers