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Pink Ribbon Day 2014

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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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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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Cancer Council Pink Race Day

Saturday 25th October 2014
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 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


 

Relay for Life - Alice Springs

8th November- Flynn Drive 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.


 

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.


Cancer Council Australia congratulates France on plain packaging decision

26 September 2014 | Cancer Council Australia congratulates France on plain packaging decision

Cancer Council Australia has congratulated the government of France for announcing its intention to introduce legislation for the plain packaging of tobacco products next year, to become effective in 2016.

Chair of Cancer Council's Tobacco Issues Committee, Kylie Lindorff, said France would now become the third country, after Australia and Ireland, to eliminate the use of packaging as a…

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New cancer research report reflects importance of not-for-profit sector

24 September 2014 | New cancer research report reflects importance of not-for-profit sector

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed an audit of Australian cancer research funding published today (24/9), showing the nation’s overall investment has doubled over the past eight years, with a modest relative increase in funds for cancers causing high death rates.

Cancer Research in Australia, released by the Australian Government agency Cancer Australia, found that a total of $1.3 billion…

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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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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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