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  Available for download from CANSA: Infographics: Breast Cancer | Cervical Cancer | Colorectal Cancer | Uterine Cancer | Lung Cancer   Knowing the Big Five that Assail South African Women 1 October 2017 – The link between the Big 5 and South African women has nothing to do with our country’s magnificent wildlife legacy,…

Professor David Wood                                 President, CEO, The World Heart Federation.  As you may have read, September 13th in New York City, a new global initiative was launched named the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. This foundation – whose leadership includes former…

According to the South African Medical Journal¹ the overall survival rates for childhood cancer in South Africa remain low when compared to international data. Greater awareness of the warning signs of childhood cancer can encourage earlier diagnosis and lead to improved outcomes for all ethnic groups. Many childhood cancers are treatable with high treatment success…

CANSA Offers Complimentary Skin Cancer Screening The most serious type of skin cancer is melanoma, with South Africa having the highest incidence in the world. In a bid to reduce the scourge of this disease, CANSA is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa, on National Skin Cancer Screening Day, on 1 September 2017, by offering…

The Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will this week launch two critical cancer policies namely, Cervical and Breast Cancer policies aimed at addressing high mortality caused by these cancers, management of the condition as well as improve the quality of life of women in South Africa. Breast and Cervical cancers have been identified amongst…

On 4th – 5th July 2017, 30 of IAPO’s member organizations and stakeholders, representing ten African countries, came together in Entebbe, Uganda, to attend our African Regional Meeting. The meeting culminated in delegates making a united call for a patient-centred African Medicines Agency (AMA), in which patients are meaningfully engaged. The meeting, which was co-hosted…

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