Bowel cancer screening campaign
Are you or someone you love aged 50 or over? Then you or your loved one is at higher risk of bowel cancer. Tragically, bowel cancer claims the lives of 75 Australians every week.
Relay For Life - Darwin
Relay For Life is a fun, outdoor overnight fundraising event that brings communities together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have battled cancer.
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Jessica talks bravely about losing both parents to cancer before she turned 25
Family history and cancer
It is not uncommon for more than one member of a family to have cancer. Find out what it means to have a family history of cancer, the different types of family cancers and who you can contact for further information.
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Friday 22nd August 2014
Every day in Australia, around 300 people are told they have a life-threatening cancer. The survival rate for many common cancers has increased by 30% in the last two decades, but we still have a long way to go.
21st-22nd September 2014 (Gardens Oval)
Relay For Life is an opportunity to get together with your community to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer.
Monday 27th October 2014
Cancer Council Pink aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services and world-class breast cancer research.
Throughout October 2014
Love catching up with your girlfriends and the ladies in your family? Why not bring everyone together for a very special event, and raise much-needed funds to help beat women's cancers at the same time?
A new report showing that cancer was one of the leading causes of alcohol-related deaths in Australia should help raise public awareness of alcohol as a significant cancer risk factor, Cancer Council Australia said today.
CEO Professor Ian Olver said the new report, Alcohol’s burden of disease in Australia, published by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education and VicHealth,…Read more
Every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer and will need our help and support.
This is why Australians come together each October to show their support for Cancer Council through Pink Ribbon Day (Monday 27th October), Girls’ Night In and other Pink Ribbon Fundraisers.
There are so many ways you can get involved to support those affected…Read more
21 July 2014 | New daffodil range helps hope bloom
The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone living with cancer. This year, Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day (Friday 22nd August) aims to raise $9.7million to fund life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
Why not brighten up your day with a splash of yellow and show you care about beating cancer by wearing a Cancer Council pin or purchasing an…Read more
17 July 2014 | Second-hand 1999 Barina becomes fundraising vehicle
How much would you pay for a second-hand 1999 Barina featuring a cassette player and matching seats, if it was for a good cause?
When David Johns decided to create an over-the-top online campaign in a bid to sell his second-hand car, he never expected the campaign would go viral, generating over 600,000 YouTube views and over 500,000 tweets.
With the campaign taking off in the first…Read more
17 July 2014 | Australian smoking rates at record lows
'A triumph of evidence-based public health policy'
New data showing a record fall in smoking rates confirms that Australia is on track to achieve major reductions in smoking-related diseases, Cancer Council Australia said today.
Chair of the joint Cancer Council/Heart Foundation Tobacco Issues Committee, Kylie Lindorff, said the new data,…
Every day in Australia, 350 people will hear the words ‘You have cancer’ and sadly approximately 118 people will lose their lives to the disease.
Cancer Council’s celebrity ambassadors are urging all Australians to show they care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day (Friday 22nd August) by wearing a Cancer Council pin.
Actor Marta Dusseldorp knows the profound…Read more
25 June 2014
By random coincidence, I met two people in the past week who lost parents to bowel cancer. Random, because although I work in cancer policy these were social encounters.
Continue reading Get your parents to screen for bowel cancer
30 May 2014
At Quit, we get around 20,000 calls a year from smokers trying, or intent on trying to give up.
Continue reading What should I do if someone I love smokes?
1 May 2014
Australian women may soon have fewer of those uncomfortable visits to the doctor for cervical cancer screening.
17 April 2014
Electronic cigarettes containing nicotine cannot be lawfully sold in Australia. These devices have never been legal here because of the restrictions that apply under poison control regulations.
Continue reading Extreme caution needed on electronic cigarettes
9 April 2014
How often do we stop and think about what we are doing to help the cancer cause or talk about cancer prevention?
Continue reading Cancer awareness selfies - selfless or all in vain?