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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


CANSA Thanks the People Who Pay It Forward

On 5th December2016 , the world will celebrate those who give their time and generosity of spirit to those in need. CANSA will be celebrating the many volunteers who are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of cancer Survivors. Without our network of about 7 000 trained volunteers we would not be able to deliver holistic care and support required by cancer Survivors and their families throughout South Africa…


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.


Celebrate Festive Season with Dazzling Garden of Lights at Emperors Palace

Entry into the garden is R25 per person; booking is essential and can be made through Webtickets on www.webtickets.co.za or by visiting your nearest Pick n’ Pay Money Counter. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to CANSA and the Peermont Trusts that benefit various community development programmes.

WIN a year of well-being with WEET-BIX + CANSA

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!

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Send Out Invites to Your Virtual Cuppa Party – 10 Fantastic Prizes Up for Grabs

We know you would host an actual Cuppa Party if you had the time, but we understand that life is rushed, especially at this time of year. So we are making it easier for you by giving you the opportunity to host a Virtual Cuppa Party. Yes online, no dishes to wash afterwards and one or a combination of 10 fantastic prizes up for grabs!


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.

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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.


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

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!

Donate your hair for Wigs

Donate Your Hair to make wigs for cancer patients!

Take action against smoking law breakers