CANSA Highlights

Grant Funding Results 2017

Researchers working at academic and research institutions across South Africa recently applied for research funding for 2017. They are seeking support for a variety of cancer research projects – from epidemiology, early diagnosis of cancer, prevention of cancer, optimising patient care, health system research, and research relating to cancer biology/ biochemistry/molecular biology as these relate to early detection, prevention and patient care.

Our Research Committee (RESCOM) met on 16 August 2016 to determine the funding allocations for three year grants starting in  2017. Unfortunately, because CANSA has only so much money to spend on research each year, only nine of the thirty new applications will receive funding in 2017.

CANSA does not fund drug discovery and development or cancer treatment – but is more focused on epidemiology, early detection, cancer risk reduction and patient care. Researchers are encouraged to also approach also approach the Medical Research CouncilNational Research FoundationDepartment of Science & Technology and overseas sources for cancer research funds.

 

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