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Video: CANSA Care Homes

CANSA provides home-from-home accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes. Meet cancer Survivors making use of our facilities, as you join us on a tour of our CANSA Eikehof Care Home, and find the CANSA Care Home closest to your treatment centre…






CANSA CEO Participating NCD Advocacy Institute Accelerator Programme

CANSA’s CEO, Elize Joubert, is participating as a member of the SA NCD Alliance in the NCD Advocacy Institute Accelerator Programme, taking place from 20 – 24 May 2017, during the 70th Session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.











Smoking Robs Your Health and Your Wallet

Tobacco use is a threat to any person, regardless of gender, age, and race, cultural or educational background that causes over 18 types of cancer, and accounts for over 20% of cancer deaths worldwide. CANSA advocates stopping the use of any and all tobacco products. Tobacco products are also getting more expensive and are creating a huge negative impact on the economy.











Tekkie Tax 2017 – Lace Up and Show Your Support

This is the third year that CANSA will be involved with Tekkie Tax and falls under the Education Category. Stickers can be bought for R10 each and the Tekkie Tags for R35 per pair. These are available at all ToysRUs / BabiesRUs and Clicks stores nationwide. It’s also available at one of our more than 30 CANSA Care Centres across the country. ‘Bead-up your step’ and show everyone else where your heart lies on Friday, 26 May 2017…











Video: CANSA Melamoma Awareness

CANSA wants to raise awareness of skin cancer and the importance of being SunSmart to reduce cancer risk. We recently got motorists attention with our “Car Melanoma Campaign”…











Video – CANSA Testi-monials: Back to Normal after Testicular Cancer

If testicular cancer is detected early, life returns to normal – CHECK YOURSELF! Find out more about reducing your risk for testicular cancer….











Addressing Obesity as a risk factor for cancer in South Africa: Size does matter

Obesity, a risk factor for cancer and an established problem in high-income countries, is escalating rapidly in low- and middle-income countries, contributing significantly to the noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden. Dr Melissa Wallace and Ms Megan Pentz-Kluyts contributed an article to Cancercontrol.info.











No More Delays Minister Davies – We Need Medicines

The Patent Laws Campaign demand 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. 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.











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.











Write on our Wall – May 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