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Finke 2015

This year the Kilometres for Cancer Team are tackling the challenging Finke Desert Race and also joining the fight to beat cancer. 

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ABC Project

Don’t have cancer? Find out how you can be part of the research to fight it.

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GIBB Challenge

Please support the Comfortably Numb team.  They will be pedalling out of Derby to commence their ride of 735km along the Gibb River Road to El Questro Station.

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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.


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Cancer Council NT's Annual Review

Read about Cancer Council Northern Territory's work in support, cancer prevention and fundraising. 

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Finke 2015

This year the Kilometres for Cancer Team are tackling the challenging Finke Desert Race and also joining the fight to beat cancer. 

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Call to Arms 

Please support this year's Call To Arms and help fight cancer in men. You can find out how to get your club involved by calling 8944 1800 or join here.


 

Relay for Life
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.

Relay for Life - Darwin
Friday 18th-19th September 2015- Garden's Oval

Relay for Life- Gove
Saturday 15th August 2015- Hindle Oval

Relay for Life- Katherine
Saturday 5th September 2015- Katherine Sport and Recreation Club

Relay for Life- Groote Eylandt
Saturday 6th June- Alyangula Town Oval


Australia's Biggest Morning Tea- 28th May 2015

Thursday 28th May 2015
May is Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Month


 

Daffodil Day

Friday 28th August 2015
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.


 

Cancer Council Pink Race Day

Saturday 26th October 2015
Every year a race day is held to raise money and help beat cancer. All funds raised through the day’s activities are donated to Cancer Council NT. Contact events.darwin@cancernt.org.au for more information. 


Cancer Council Pink

Monday 26th October 2015
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


Girls Night In

Throughout October and November 2015
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


 

Roxanne Dubash wins Cancer Council student essay competition

27 May 2015 | Roxanne Dubash wins Cancer Council student essay competition

Medical student Roxanne Dubash, from the University of Newcastle/New England Joint Medical Program, has won the 2015 Cancer Council Australia Student Essay Competition.

Roxanne's winning essay on 'Research and the Changing…

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Reps' inquiry must translate to real change if health system to remain sustainable

27 May 2015 | Reps' inquiry must translate to real change if health system to remain sustainable

Australia’s health system will be more sustainable if a new government inquiry into chronic disease prevention translates into best practice, the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) said today.

ACDPA Chair, Dr Erin Lalor, said the alliance welcomed the House of Representatives inquiry into chronic disease prevention and management in primary care, provided its recommendations…

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$360m for workplace cancer compensation 'tip of the iceberg'

18 May 2015 | $360m for workplace cancer compensation 'tip of the iceberg'

5,000 Australian cancer cases per year linked to workplace

 

Australian employers, regulators and workers need to improve efforts to protect workers from cancer risks in the workplace according to a new report released by Cancer Council at a conference…

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Teenage boys more vulnerable to junk food ads

14 May 2015 | Teenage boys more vulnerable to junk food ads

New data suggests gender health imbalance set to continue

 

New research released today by Cancer Council and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows that Australian teenage boys consume more fast food and snacks high in salt compared with their female peers and are more susceptible to junk food marketing.

Data from the National Secondary…

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Government listening on high-cost cancer drugs, screening and e-health

12 May 2015 | Government listening on high-cost cancer drugs, screening and e-health

The Australian Government should be commended for its $600 million 2015-16 budget commitment to funding new cancer medicines and strengthening its cancer screening programs, Cancer Council Australia said today.

Director of Public Policy at Cancer Council Australia, Paul Grogan, said the funds reflected the Government’s commitment to improve cancer outcomes in the short and longer term.

"The…

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#Beaniesforbraincancer helps raise awareness of brain cancer

4 May 2015 | #Beaniesforbraincancer helps raise awareness of brain cancer

Following TV star Carrie Bickmore’s powerful speech about brain cancer at the Logies, Cancer Council Australia is encouraging Australians to get behind Brain Cancer Action Week (4-8 May). 

Carrie spoke about her late husband’s personal experience with brain cancer and encouraged Australians to help raise awareness by posting photos of themselves in beanies online, using the hashtag #beaniesforbraincancer

Each…

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The evidence is in - plain packs are working

Todd Harper
13 April 2015

Australia is largely a success story when it comes to skin cancer education – so why are more Australians Aussies getting sunburnt?

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Why we need to turn up the heat on sun safety

Vanessa Rock
4 February 2015

Australia is largely a success story when it comes to skin cancer education – so why are more Australians Aussies getting sunburnt?

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Embracing a cancer smart lifestyle

Jo Pham
15 January 2015

One third of cancers can be prevented. So what does it take to adopt a cancer smart lifestyle? Cancer Council staff member Jo gives it a try.

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Think treating skin cancer is always easy? Think again…

Dr Patricia Lowe
20 November 2014

As a dermatologist, I’m often confronted with the difficult task of telling my patients they have skin cancer.

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When cancer strikes – how to be a friend

Dr. Ranjana Srivastava
4 November 2014

Cancer wasn't the most painful thing to happen to me, it was the fact that my friends moved away, unsure of themselves.

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