News: cancer

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    University of Pretoria researchers receive prestigious grants for cutting-edge cancer research

    Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are among nine researchers in South Africa who have received funding grants from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) as part of the Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP) programme.

  • Video

    UP researchers are developing a new test for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and breast cancer in South Africa

    Professor Robert Millar and Dr Iman van den Bout, of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology in UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences explain their research into cutting-edge solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer respectively.

  • Story

    Movember: Raising awareness around men’s health and prostate cancer

    Movember is an annual campaign in which men are called upon to grow moustaches during November to raise awareness of men’s health issues – including that of prostate cancer.

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    Prostate cancer

    Movember is an annual campaign in which men are called upon to grow moustaches during November to raise awareness of men’s health issues – including that of prostate cancer.

  • Talking Point

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention is in the genes

    Globally, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and about nine million lose their lives to the disease annually. But next-generation DNA technologies and sequencing are heralding a change to the outlook of the disease, and the rapid development and roll-out of DNA tests could save lives.

  • Story

    Fast facts about breast cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign by private and public healthcare organisations to increase awareness of the disease on a national scale. In the infographic below, UP researcher Professor Annie Joubert guides us through some fast facts on breast cancer and what you need to know about the disease.

  • Infographic

    Breast cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign by private and public healthcare organisations to increase awareness of the disease on a national scale. In the infographic below, UP researcher Professor Annie Joubert guides us through some fast facts on breast cancer and what you need to know about the disease.

  • Talking Point

    Millions survive breast cancer, but the disease needs vigilance

    It’s estimated that about 7% of all breast cancer cases diagnosed occur in women under the age of 40. According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight invasive breast cancers develop in women younger than 45, whereas two in three invasive breast cancers occur in women aged 55 or older. Breast cancer occurrence also differs between patients diagnosed before and after menopause.

  • Story

    Black men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men in South Africa

    Prof Riana Bornman and Prof Vanessa Hayes, a genomicist focused their research on prostate cancer in black Southern African men of Bantu and Khoisan descent, to better understand the possible links between prostate cancer and African ancestry.

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