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Current News & Highlights

Gala Dinner Invite: Tour of Light for CANSA – 10 March 2017

Loud in Colour – CANSA Shavathon

CANSA is hosting its annual CANSA Shavathon campaign: Shopping Centres 25 February (26 Feb at select venues) and Workplaces 27 February to 3 March. Show support for cancer Survivors and loved ones, while raising funds for care & support programmes…






Cycling Carletonville to CPT for CANSA about Support for Survivors & Reducing Risk

It’s not just about cycling for these riders. Almost without exception, each participant has been affected by cancer in some way. This is their way of making a difference for cancer Survivors by not only raising funds, but also raising awareness of how to lower the cancer risk and to show support for cancer Survivors. Event 25 February to 8 March 2017.











World Cancer Day 4 Feb 2017 – Time to Inspire Action & Take Action!

This year’s World Cancer Day, taking place on Saturday, 4 February, is the second to fall under the three-year World Cancer Day ‘We Can, I Can’ campaign. The theme highlights how everyone, together or individually, can help reduce the global burden of cancer. Inspire Action, Take Action, is the message CANSA is emphasising in 2017…











CANSA presenting to Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Proposed Sugar Tax

CANSA, as part of the South African NCD Alliance, support the indirect taxation on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) with the aim of reducing their consumption











Men in Purple Speedos Unite for Annual Hollard Daredevil Run

It’s time for men and boys of all ages, shapes and Speedo sizes to suck in their stomachs and take to the streets for a ballsy show of support for male cancer awareness. Register now for Daredevil Run 24 March 2017 in JHB, CPT, Durban and Mbombela…











Major Finding: Rooibos protects against adverse effects of UVB exposure

From a soothing beverage to beauty elixir, Rooibos tea is one versatile brew. Now researchers have discovered that it can also undo some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays. CANSA is proud to say that we have been involved in partly funding the research. Read about the CANSA Type A project: Chemopreventive potential of Rooibos in skin carcinogenesis











No More Delays Minister Davies – We Need Medicines

27 September 2016: More than a 1 000 activists, CANSA included, from the ‘Fix the Patent Laws Campaign’ will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pretoria, demanding that the DTI take urgent steps to fix SA’s outdated patent laws so that everyone can get the medicines they need. Medicines for cancer are exorbitantly priced. Many aren’t available in the public sector and even private medical aid schemes don’t want to pay for them. It is reprehensible that people cannot access life-saving medicines. The South African government must stand up to the pressure of the multinational pharmaceutical industry and urgently amend these laws.











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.











Grant Funding Results 2017

Researchers working at academic and research institutions across South Africa recently applied for research funding for 2017. Our Research Committee (RESCOM) met to determine the funding allocations for three year grants starting in  2017.











Write on our Wall – February 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.











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!

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