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CANSA Cancer Research Grant Applications for 2018

CANSA) has funding available for research projects initiated and executed at South African institutions such as universities and parastatal organisations. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2017.






A Balanced Lifestyle Linked to Your Cancer Risk

Nutrition, physical activity and body composition all play a central part in cancer risk reduction. CANSA advocates living a balanced, healthy lifestyle. This can be achieved by making smart food choices, doing regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco and alcohol…











Daredevil Run – Getting to Grips with Male Cancer

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…











A Bicycle for Cancer & R200 000 for CANSA

Marijon van Zyl writes about Gerda Smith, her mother, and her incredible tribute to a friend fighting cancer & how this dear friend inspired her to get back on her bicycle with a renewed zest for life – 1 400 km on a bicycle from Carletonville to CPT, with her fellow cyclists, raising over R200 000 for CANSA and patient care & support.











Breast Cancer Survivor Busisiwe Feels Blessed by Support from CANSA

Says Busi in her thank you letter: “With every visit or call I was inspired by the warmth and friendliness of the staff of CANSA, and I am truly thankful for all the tips on how to live my life with the disease called cancer.” Receiving a letter like this, just makes everything worthwhile for us at CANSA, where we strive to support cancer patients throughout their cancer journey.











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











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march to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pretoria, demanding that the DTI take urgent steps to fix SA’s outdated patent laws so that everyone can get the medicines they need.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 – March 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
FOCUS OF THE MONTH

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