The month of September, is recognised as Childhood Cancer Awareness month and CANSA strives to educate the public regarding the importance of knowing the signs of childhood cancer, so that children may receive the correct treatment as soon as possible. Early detection is key…
Posted on 1 September 2017
Applications for postgraduate degree open until 30 September 2017.
Posted on 31 August 2017
The Cancer Association of South Africa’s CEO, Elize Joubert, is joining the 67th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa, taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 28th August to 1st September 2017, as the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) delegate, on behalf of UICC Management, and delivering statements at this meeting.
Posted on 29 August 2017
You’re being avoided by loved ones, friends or colleagues, even blamed for your diagnosis. People in your community believe you have brought this diagnosis on yourself, because you are cursed or bewitched. Others avoid you, because they fear that they will ‘catch’ cancer from you… CANSA and the Cancer Alliance are working together to promote awareness and education around cancer and dispel myths and mistaken beliefs such as these, that may lead to the stigmatisation of cancer patients and loved ones. #CancerAwareness #LetsTalkAboutCancer
Posted on 15 August 2017
On 8 August 2017, the Department of Trade and Industry published the Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa, Phase I, 2017. CANSA a partner of the Fix the Patent Laws Campaign (FTPL) welcomes its publication for public comment. Many people in South Africa continue to die and suffer because they cannot access the medicines that they need. This policy provides hope to those people. It is now up to government to deliver on this promise by swiftly implementing wide-ranging law reform in line with this policy.
Posted on 15 August 2017
CANSA’s Advocacy Team responds: Oncology drugs are undoubtedly one of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare today. The advent of biologics or targeted treatments has been a notable evolution in the oncology treatment paradigm, with the greatest downside coming from the significant costs associated with these drugs. The high drug costs are multi-factorial…
Posted on 3 July 2017
CANSA welcomes the South African Human Rights Commission’s actions towards protecting cancer patients’ rights to adequate healthcare, and has been actively lobbying with partners for the same outcome…
Posted on 20 June 2017
Jacqueline Howard, Feature Writer, for CNN Health & Wellness, interviewed Dr Melissa Wallace, the Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA) Head of Research, regarding the crisis unfolding in KZN: the last public health radiation oncologist in Durban, South Africa, quit last week. Now, experts worry that cancer patients unable to afford private care will suffer…
Posted on 14 June 2017
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