CANSA's Resource Service & Toll Free Call Centre

How Your Donation Enables Service to Those Affected by Cancer:

The CANSA Science & Resource Centre, located in Cape Town, houses our national Toll-Free Information Service. Our science-driven projects (mainly environmental) are housed at the Centre and it is also used for science-based events, such as cancer-related seminars and media events. The Centre also provides appropriate psycho-social services to cancer patients living in the proximity of Cape Town and offers the public at large, use of its Seminar facilities. Read more...

Our Toll free Information Service:

R200 can keep our Toll Free Call Centre operational for 30 minutes...

Our Toll-Free Information Service remains the heartbeat of our organisation and plays an essential role by responding to a wide variety of information requests via telephone at 0800 22 6622 or via email at - your donation enables us to provide this service free of charge. Read more...

Our Resource Material:

The Walk-in Resource section of the Science & Resource Centre caters for the needs of cancer patients and their families living in the proximity of Cape Town. To equip staff to meet the information needs of people using the Walk-in Resource Centre and the national Toll-Free Information Service, they have to be able to access local and international data via books, journals, audio-visual material, cancer-related literature. Your donation helps us with the following:

  • purchasing of resource material which includes video and audio tapes, textbooks and journals
  • purchasing of the latest science books re cancer
  • purchasing of journals on PubMed, Science Direct, etc.
  • purchasing of cancer slides for the microscope
  • subscribing to national and international medical journals
  • subscribing to daily newspapers

Our Seminar Facilities:

The Science & Resource Centre offers staff, volunteers, the Reach for Recovery breast cancer support group and the public at large, use of its Seminar Facilities. The audiovisual equipment in both Seminar Rooms needs to conform to the latest, modern standards - your donation will help us purchase the items needed as required.

Queries CANSA Science & Resource Centre:

For more information please phone our Toll Free Call Centre on 0800 22 66 22 or email us at



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