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Hollard, organisers of the Hollard Daredevil Run, announced that funds raised from the 2018 edition of the Run will be split respectively between the long-time original beneficiary, CANSA, as well as the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The majority of the funds raised will continue to support the CANSA Hollard MANVan initiative, with the remaining funds contributed towards The Prostate Cancer Foundation and their education drives.
Posted on 13 March 2018
The University of Cape Town (UCT) , National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the Health Promotion South Africa Trust and CANSA will jointly observe the first international Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day on the 4th of March 2018.
Posted on 2 March 2018
World Cancer Day takes place each year on February 4, providing the platform for the world to unite and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. CANSA is encouraging everyone in all cities around the country to take part and support the 3rd year of the World Cancer Day campaign, and live the slogan of ‘We can. I can.’ In 2018, the aim is to inspire healthy cities and communities to fight cancer.
Posted on 5 February 2018
To commemorate World Cancer Day on February 4, 2018, the Cancer Alliance, of which CANSA is a partner, announced the eight medicines which will be the focus of a concerted two year campaign to change the path of cancer treatment in our country and hosted a ‘Patent Reform’ Media Roundtable / Webinar on 30 January.
Posted on 17 January 2018
It’s getting hotter, and CANSA encourages the public to be SunSmarter, and throw shade at skin cancer this summer…
Posted on 17 January 2018
CANSA hosted a Universal Health Coverage event on behalf of the Cancer Alliance and the Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance of South Africa (SANCDA). CANSA invited the Health Department, health care professionals and other civil society organisations that are instrumental in the promotion of #HealthForAll, to come and share ideas regarding how to promote universal health coverage for all in South Africa.
Posted on 11 December 2017
CANSA continues with the traditional, annual celebration of CANSA Volunteers this International Volunteers Day, 5th December 2017. Special functions will be held country-wide at CANSA Care Centres, to acknowledge and thank these selfless individuals and also to raise awareness about their significant role in the fight against cancer. #FightCancerTogether
Posted on 4 December 2017
November is designated as Men’s Health Awareness month by CANSA and the spotlight is placed on the ‘Big Five’ leading types of cancer affecting men, namely, prostate, colorectal, Kaposi sarcoma (a type of skin cancer), lung and bladder cancer and recognising symptoms & reducing risk. #MensHealth
Posted on 23 November 2017
24 October 2017 – Pretoria: More than 1 000 members of the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL), will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) rallying in support of government’s efforts to fix South Africa’s patent laws and remind law makers that people’s lives depend on the rapid conclusion of this law reform process. View Cancer Alliance Patent Barriers Report, Final Draft Intellectual Property Policy and Timeline of Patent Law Reforms in SA…
Posted on 24 October 2017
With October being Woman’s Health Awareness month, CANSA highlights the 5 leading types of cancer that indiscriminately afflict women in South Africa – breast, cervical, colorectal, uterine, and lung cancer…
Posted on 17 October 2017
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
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
CANSA has declared August 2017 CANSA Care Month, with special focus on Caregivers. No first-time caregiver knows what to do as there are no rules and regulations to follow, however CANSA is able to offer knowledge, information, support and encouragement whenever required.
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
During the month of July, CANSA places the spotlight on identifying potential hazards in the workplace, providing information on occupational carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) and offering solutions on managing and reducing the risk of cancer in the workplace…
Posted on 1 August 2017
The South African Competition Commission has recently announced that they will be conducting an investigation into pharmaceutical companies and the exhorbitant prices of cancer medicines. CANSA is playing an active part in the process of influencing and amending the Patent law.
Posted on 14 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 offers a wide range of support and care services to cancer patients and their families. One such support service are our CANSA Care Homes, of which there are 11 across South Africa, in main metropolitan areas. They provide a home-away-from-home environment, offering accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment on an out-patient basis, at treatment facilities far from their homes.
Posted on 13 June 2017
6 June 2017: CANSA, as part of the South African NCD Alliance, supports the indirect taxation on sugar sweetened beverages with the aim of reducing their consumption. Dr Melissa Wallace, CANSA Head of Resarch, will be highlighting the implications of obesity contributing to the high incidences of various cancers as well as highlighting the associated financial implications to the Standing Committee on Finance, with the Portfolio Committee on health – Health Promotion on Sugary Beverages.
Posted on 6 June 2017
The world celebrates cancer Survivors on the first Sunday in June each year, celebrating on 4 June this year. During the first week of June, CANSA is joining in the international efforts to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. Read more about CANSA’s support offering to Survivors…
Posted on 2 June 2017