Research Projects

Type A Research Projects

Type A Research Projects

Every year CANSA Research spends more than four million of rands on cancer research. We currently fund and support thirty-one research projects at universities and other research institutions across South Africa concerning epidemiology, early detection and the lowering of cancer risk. These projects are defined as Type A research. We are one of the largest sponsors of this kind of research in the country.

CANSA-funded research has yielded incredible findings, a case in point being the identification of Hepatitis B infection as a major risk factor for liver cancer. This led to the development of a vaccine, which has now been incorporated into the government’s infant immunisation programme. Many lives will be saved as a result. Read more…

In this section you can discover more about the work of our world-class researchers, their progress, and the impact their research has made in the struggle against cancer.

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Read more about research projects which ended on 31 March 2017

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  • You can also make a direct deposit to ABSA Bank, Account: CANSA Research, number: 4079965964, Branch: 632005, Reference: Type A Research Projects.
  • Read more about CANSA research here.


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