Cancer Survivors (patients / those in remission), Caregivers and loved ones may be fearful of sharing how they truly feel, as they fear misunderstanding and rejection. However, there are clear benefits to joining a support group, whether face-to-face or online, which may make it worth the risk. CANSA offers face-to-face and online support groups…
Posted on 12 June 2018
International Cancer Survivors’ Day, Sunday, 3 June 2018 – CANSA recognises the importance of support groups for Survivors that offer a caring community, and we encourage them to join a local CANSA Support Group, or CANSA’s online support groups. Benefits of belonging to a support group include experiencing a sense of belonging, having access to information, referral to support services, knowledge of patient rights and a positive outlook…
Posted on 11 June 2018
Although the adoption and finalisation to the policy is an incredible achievement for South Africa, there is still much work ahead as we await the development and passing of necessary legislative amendments to the Patent Law. At this stage the policy only serves as a guide to the legal framework that is needed to amend the Patent Law. CANSA is helping to appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry to urgently prioritise the development of Bills to support the adjustments that are needed to ensure affordable access to medicines, especially cancer medication. Working together with the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition, we’ll make submissions for comment on the Bill as and when required. CANSA will continue to work with FTPL to fight South Africa’s patent laws until the people of our country can afford life-saving cancer medication.
Posted on 1 June 2018
International Cancer Survivors’ Day is celebrated during the first week of June to acknowledge and celebrate the courageous individuals fighting cancer. CANSA is promoting the CANSA ‘Bannerthon’, 1 – 6 June 2018, by encouraging all workplaces and businesses to show ‘visual’ support and display a specially printed banner during in the first week of June.
Posted on 1 May 2018
The next CANSA Research in Action Conference will be held at the University of Pretoria from Tuesday, 3rd July to Thursday, 5th July 2018. Registration is now open.
Posted on 8 April 2018
UPDATED: May 2018
Why do we need patent law reform urgently in South Africa?
Posted on 16 January 2018
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.
Posted on 1 January 2016