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Tag: cancer

New NGS-based pan-cancer panels

VELA Diagnostics has launched its new OncoKey® SL 60 and 525 Plus Panels. These next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based panels are intended for detection of DNA and RNA cancer biomarkers from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE)...

Help Camps Bay High matric student, diagnosed with cancer, get treatment

Leeanne Osner, a 17-year-old Camps Bay High School Matric student, has been diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. And her family are appealing for assistance with the expensive medical bills needed for...

What Cape Town’s pink trees represent

The Pink Trees for Pauline (PTFP) organisation, in collaboration with The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is adorning Cape Town’s trees with pink ribbons to promote and raise funds for...

Groote Schuur unveils new cancer machine that can treat 40 patients a day

Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town has unveiled a new radiotherapy machine worth R36m that can treat up to 40 patients a day. Professor Jeannette Parkes, head of radiation oncology at the...

Sleep deprivation costs SA economy billions

Terrible traffic and working too hard. Those are among the reasons South Africans say are killing their sleep patterns. And it’s not only leading to grumpiness and lower productivity, it’s also costing...

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Western Cape remains an attractive destination for foreign direct investment

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows recovered to US$1.58 trillion in 2021, up from US$963 billion recorded in 2020 and higher than pre-pandemic...

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