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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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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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Jessica Rusinko

Jessica talks bravely about losing both parents to cancer before she turned 25

 

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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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Daffodil Day

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.


Relay for Life - Darwin

20th-21st 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.


Cancer Council Pink

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.


Girls Night In

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?


Cancer Council publishes first Australian guidelines on Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma

15 September 2014 | Cancer Council publishes first Australian guidelines on Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma

Cancer Council Australia has published new clinical guidelines which will help provide greater consistency in the management one of Australia’s fastest growing cancers and its known precursor, Barrett’s oesophagus.

The new clinical guidelines for the “management and diagnosis of Barrett’s Oesophagus and…

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Gene patent laws must change to protect Australian healthcare consumers

5 September 2014 | Gene patent laws must change to protect Australian healthcare consumers

The Federal Court’s dismissal of an appeal against the patenting of genetic mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer highlights why patent law in Australia needs to change, Cancer Council Australia said today.

Director of Advocacy, Paul Grogan, said that given the unanimous Federal Court ruling is an interpretation of Australian law, the law itself needs to change to protect healthcare…

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

1 September 2014 | September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?

In Australia, more than 600 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and tragically, one in six children dies as a result.

Around the country, research projects are underway with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment for children. Cancer Councils fund a number of research projects directly related…

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45 Australian schools to receive new defence in fight against skin cancer

24 August 2014 | 45 Australian schools to receive new defence in fight against skin cancer

Almost one in eight high schools say they need more shade for students

 

Forty-five high schools across Australia have been selected to receive up to $25,000 to fund better shading in their school grounds, thanks to Cancer Council grants made possible through the eftpos Giveback program.

The grants were awarded from a pool of over 380 applications…

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Take five minutes to tell us what you think about alcohol warning labels

4 August 2014 | Take five minutes to tell us what you think about alcohol warning labels

Cancer Council Australia is inviting Australians 18 and older to participate in a new survey to help us understand what Australians think about the idea of warning labels on alcohol products.

The Alcohol Labels Survey is being run by Flinders University, the University…

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New report shows cancer one of the leading causes of alcohol-related deaths

31 July 2014 | New report shows cancer one of the leading causes of alcohol-related deaths

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,…

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Searching for cancer information online

Jo Pham
18 August 2014

Have you ever left the doctor’s office having being told you need to get an ultrasound for a suspicious lump and immediately searched online to see what it could be?

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Get your parents to screen for bowel cancer

Paul Grogan
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.

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What should I do if someone I love smokes?

Luke Atkin
30 May 2014

At Quit, we get around 20,000 calls a year from smokers trying, or intent on trying to give up.

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Extreme caution needed on electronic cigarettes

Professor Ian Olver
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.

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