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Clinical research study in SA for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

Clinical research study in SA for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

As part of the CANSA and Quintiles collaboration to support awareness of, and access to, cancer related clinical trials, herewith information on a cancer related clinical trial currently taking place in South Africa: The Boehringer Ingelheim 1302.5 Study is investigating a potential new treatment for nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer. Closing date: 28 February 2017






CANSA’s SunSmart Campaign – Be Smart in the Sun this Summer

Each year during the hot summer months, CANSA steps up its skin cancer awareness communication through its SunSmart Campaign, to remind South Africans of the dangers of over-exposure to the sun. Run from mid-November to January, which includes the end-of-year holiday season, the campaign includes beach, workplace and school activations, as well as sharing education online on CANSA’s platforms.











Tracy Maritz Believes Melanoma Caused by Use of Sunbeds

Tracy, who has fair skin and freckles, believes that the 20 sunbed sessions she did prior to her honeymoon, possibly caused her melanoma. Says Tracy, “A killer tan IS a KILLER tan!” If she could turn back the clock, she would.











Katherine Burger Shares Melanoma Diagnosis

Says Katherine, “Melanomas can look like any lump or bump, so that is why it is so important to know our bodies and watch for changes. You should do a skin self-examination every few weeks. Most importantly, this is why EVERYONE should have an annual skin check by a dermatologist.”











Wake up to Well-being with Weet-bix

Diet and leading an active balanced lifestyle can play a significant role in reducing your cancer risk. CANSA recommends eating more fibre and whole-grain foods like CANSA Smart Choice Bokomo Weet-Bix. WIN a year of well-being with WEET-BIX + CANSA!











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 – Dec to Jan 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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Donate Your Hair to make wigs for cancer patients!


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