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TAG – An Exciting New Force in Tobacco Control

The TAG (Tobacco Alcohol and Gambling Advisory Advocacy and Action Group) aims to change the landscape of controlling the three major legal addictions in South Africa. CANSA is partnering with TAG to promote anti-tobacco awareness to help reduce cancer risk.

No Tobacco = Reduced Cancer Risk

Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products

Tobacco still remains one of the biggest killers in the world, albeit in the form of cancer or other tobacco-related diseases. As part of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2016, CANSA welcomes the stand that the government is taking against tobacco use, with plain packaging.”






CANSA Cancer Research Grant applications 2017

CANSA Cancer Research Grant Applications for 2017

CANSA) has funding available for research projects initiated and executed at South African institutions such as universities and parastatal organisations. Researchers interested in applying for a grant should contact the CANSA Research Administration office. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2016.






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Support Survivors on International Survivors Day through CANSA’s Bannerthon

International Cancer Survivors’ Day is coming up in June and CANSA is continuing the Bannerthon Campaign as a means to making communities aware of CANSA’s SUPPORT services and EDUCATION to reduce cancer risk, via our Care Centres in local communities across SA. Businesses and Companies are invited to come on board, by purchasing their own CANSA banner to help create awareness of our service offering.






Hope Art Exhibition in support of CANSA

CANSA is hosting the 12th annual art exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum starting on Mother’s Day, 8 May until Father’s Day, 19 June 2016. 20% of all sales goes towards CANSA providing health awareness materials and early detection programmes.






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Fashion Flavour Art 2016 for CANSA

Join Fashion Flavour & Art, together with Shimmy Beach Club, as they celebrate the richness of life, at a charity fundraiser, in support of CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa). Following the success of last year’s event, Ambienz Bespoke Concierge is organising an evening of Fashion Flavour & Art on Sunday, 3 July 2016.






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Activists Demand Roche Drops Cost of Vital Breast Cancer Medicine

Members of the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign, including CANSA, picketed outside pharmaceutical company Roche to highlight the excessive price of a life-saving breast cancer medicine. Read about why reform to SA patent laws is necessary and take action with CANSA…






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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

Write on our Wall – May 2016

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.






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!


Take action against smoking law breakers