CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer.
CANSA & CANCER HISTORY
In the past few years alone, CANSA has been recognised nationally for its significant contribution to South Africa’s fight against cancer. In 2015 and 2014 CANSA came first in the NGO sector of PMR’s Diamond Arrow Overall National Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes and Initiatives. In 2013 CANSA received a Gold Award for Generosity and Excellence at the Stellenbosch University Vice-chancellor’s Awards.
In the past, CANSA has successfully lobbied for the National Department of Affordable Medicines to provide substantial and quality sunscreen to people with albinism; as well as for cancer to be declared a registrable disease as part of the National Health Act.
CANSA also participates and drives national cancer advocacy initiatives and services as a member of the Cancer Alliance and founder of the South African Non-communicable Diseases Alliance.
CANCER FACTS & RESEARCH
Cancer is a complex, life-threatening disease which affects millions of South Africans.
CANSA is very concerned about the high incidence of cancer and is working hard to help South Africans to reduce their cancer risk, help them to detect it early and facilitate care and support to those who are diagnosed, as well as their loved ones.
CANSA’s research realigns our Watchdog role and underpins our health programmes.