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The Cancer Association of SA (CANSA) and the University of Pretoria are pleased to announce that the next CANSA Research in Action Conference will be held at the University of Pretoria in the Tswelopele complex (Prinshof campus, Faculty of Health Sciences) from Tuesday, 3rd July to Thursday, 5th July 2018. Please reserve these important dates…

Originally published on Written by: JOAN VAN DYK Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng. There is not a single radiation oncologist left in Limpopo or Mpumalanga, according to an annual survey conducted by the South African Society of Clinical and Radiation…

Available for download: CANSA Campaign Logo (jpg): English | Afrikaans Infographic: Tobacco Companies Target Youth (pdf) English | Afrikaans Powerpoint: Tobacco Companies Target Youth (pdf) English | Afrikaans Hooked for Life – How Big Tobacco Companies Seduce Youth The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) partners with the World Health Organization http://www.who.int/  to highlight risks associated with tobacco use as part of World No Tobacco Day (31…

Written by: ADRI KOTZE For millennials, it ain’t looking good, but are hard-hitting campaigns just fat-shaming and counterproductive? The video features a small white box that looks like a cigarette packet. No pictures, just stark lettering. People on the street are shown the box and asked a question: “What is the biggest preventable cause of cancer…

Maintaining Normality Is Key During Cancer Recovery Cancer inherently provokes feelings of insecurity and worry about the future, affecting one’s physical and mental health and threatening to wrest one’s sense of psychological well-being. In a study published at a national conference in 2013, D Roberts et al noted that “current professional responses pathologise the experience,…

 #CANSAadvocacy   #CANSAserves   #CANSAcares 1. Alleviating the cancer burden Input to South Africa’s ‘Draft National Cancer Prevention and Control Plan’ (NCCP) In August 2017, CANSA collaborated with partner the Cancer Alliance, to give feedback, when stakeholders were invited to review and submit comments to the National Department of Health, on a draft document of the NCCP for…

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