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Professor Paul Ruff
Treatment advances for breast and colorectal cancers

In recent years, patient outcomes have improved significantly following major advances in breast and colorectal cancer treatment...

3 days ago

Catholic bishops ask human rights commission to investigate cancer deaths in KZN
Catholic bishops ask human rights commission to investigate cancer deaths in KZN

Catholic bishops are concerned about the crisis in oncology services in Kwazulu-Natal. They have asked the human rights commission to investigate possible deaths resulting from the crisis...

Issued by SACBC Justice and Peace Commission 14 Jun 2017

Paediatricians back HPV vaccine
Paediatricians back HPV vaccine

Following several recent media reports linking the HPV vaccine to neurological disease in two children...

29 May 2017

SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination
SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination

Although South Africa is renowned as a premium tourist destination and known to have world-class private medical facilities, the country has a very low key medical tourism industry...

15 May 2017

Kagiso Modupe meets a circumcision doctor
Over 5,000 men respond to #ZwakalaSkeem medical circumcision campaign

After Kagiso Modupe, champion of the Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) campaign branded #ZwakalaSkeem, called on 2,000 men to get medically circumcised with him, South African men has responded in droves...

10 May 2017

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Cutting-edge radio-surgical technology arrives in SA

"The technology delivers powerful doses of precision-targeted radiation that acts as a surgeon's ‘scalpel'. This greatly reduces many of the risks associated with traditional cranial surgery."

9 May 2017

adamneil via
What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

The surprising cancer resistance found in larger, long-lived animals, like elephants, has become known as Peto's Paradox...

By Joshua Schiffman and Lisa Abegglen 8 May 2017

Professor Vanessa Hayes, head of the Human Comparative and Prostate Cancer Genomics Laboratory at the Garvan Institute
Exposing the prostate cancer genome through mapping

The entire genome of a prostate cancer tumour has been mapped for the first time...

21 Apr 2017

Professor Carol Benn
Breast cancer treatment is no longer cut and dried

High-profile media campaigns have made most South African women aware that breast cancer poses a very real risk...

10 Apr 2017

Henk Meintjes, head of risk product development, Liberty
Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

Professor Magnus Knebel von Doeberitz, medical director, University of Heidelberg, Dr Omenge Orango’o, Moi University Nairobi and Dr Gilbert Saggia, SAP Africa’s managing director: East Africa
Cervical cancer screening goes high tech in Africa

When technology, medical research and local knowledge converge, it provides an opportunity to beat one of the leading killers of African women...

28 Mar 2017

Get ready, set, go!
Daredevils take male cancer fight to the streets in Speedos

Warwick Bloom, marketing communications manager at Hollard and Lucy Balona, head of marketing and communication at Cansa, run us through what to expect from the 2017 Hollard Daredevil Run...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2017

Putting learning into practice
KZN programme teaches early cancer detection

A head and neck cancer programme is being developed to educate healthcare practitioners,and improve patient outcomes...

22 Mar 2017

Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer
Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer

Net#work BBDO was tasked with creating a campaign for UDoTest, a revolutionary no-fuss, no-mess way of testing for colon cancer – essential, as it is one of the top five killers in South Africa...

17 Mar 2017

Martin Magwaza Source: Frontshop
R600m deal to develop theranostics cancer treatment

A R600m private public partnership will bring a new South African cancer diagnosis and treatment tool to the market...

14 Mar 2017

HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex
HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex

Part of the reason Dr Kenneth Alexander visited South Africa is to figure out how the country went about successfully implementing an HPV vaccine programme...

By Nicci Botha 13 Mar 2017

Breast cancer specialist adds thyroid treatment to services
Breast cancer specialist adds thyroid treatment to services

Professor Justus Apffelstaedt is now offering a holistic service for thyroid and parathyroid health and the treatment of related diseases...

6 Mar 2017

Source: allAfrica/The Monitor
How will Uganda drive more cancer patients to hospital?

Every Friday morning at the Uganda Cancer Institute is free screening time. Being the biggest cancer facility in the country, coupled with ever-increasing cases, one would expect to see some quite big numbers. But that is rarely the case...

By Flavia Nassaka 28 Feb 2017

Source: BIPAI
African partnership launched to fight childhood cancer

A $100m paediatric haematology-oncology treatment network has been created in public-private partnerships between American institutions and the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi...

21 Feb 2017

Limiting lung cancer's spread and growth in the brain
Limiting lung cancer's spread and growth in the brain

More people die of lung cancer each year than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. One particularly lethal form of the disease is lung adenocarcinoma...

By Ziba Kashef 15 Feb 2017

Roche under fire for cost of cancer meds
Roche under fire for cost of cancer meds

Breast cancer and HIV activists came out in their hundreds on Tuesday to demand that pharmaceutical giant Roche drop the price of its breast cancer drug...

By Neo Goba 10 Feb 2017

Conn Bertish. © – Knut Otto
Trackhacking: Redesigning the sound of cancer treatment

With World Cancer Day having just been marked on 4 February, the dreaded ‘C' word is top of mind. Here's how Cancer Dojo has partnered with the Berklee College of Music and employed design thinking to turn the scary noises of MRI machines into uplifting music...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Feb 2017

Genomics can improve cancer survival rate
Genomics can improve cancer survival rate

The CSIR and UCT are looking at the genetic mutations that characterise some cancers and how this can improve treatment...

6 Feb 2017

#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice
#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice

A 2012 study by The Lancet predicted that South Africa could see a shocking 78% increase in the number of cancer cases by 2030...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Scrambled DNA inside tumours might hinder cancer immunotherapy
Scrambled DNA inside tumours might hinder cancer immunotherapy

Cancer treatments that harness the power of the immune system might be less effective in patients whose tumours carry incorrectly packaged DNA, according to US scientists...

20 Jan 2017

Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week
Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week

Working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

19 Jan 2017

Study suggests small cell lung cancer should not be treated as single disease
Study suggests small cell lung cancer should not be treated as single disease

A new study in mice suggests that a type of lung cancer could be split into two different diseases based on cells' molecular fingerprints...

13 Jan 2017

New guidelines set benchmark for chemotherapy
New guidelines set benchmark for chemotherapy

A comprehensive set of guidelines to manage the chemotherapy treatment has been developed by a group of South African cancer specialists...

10 Jan 2017

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