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Secondary Schools Announced

Cancer Council Australia has awarded 45 grants as part of the Shade for Secondary Schools Program, made possible thanks to the $1 million donation received from eftpos. Find out who the NT winners were.

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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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Relay for Life - Alice Springs

Saturday 21st March 2015- Our Lady of the Sacred heart (OLSH), Sadadeen Campus
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 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 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


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.


New cancer report shows need to reduce disparities and address growth in patient numbers

18 December 2014 | New cancer report shows need to reduce disparities and address growth in patient numbers

A new report on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia highlights the urgent need to address disparities in treatment outcomes and prepare for an increasing number of cancer patients, Cancer Council said today.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said Cancer in Australia 2014, released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, showed a continuation of recent…

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CEOs of leading cancer organisations stand together in the fight to reduce tobacco-related death across the world

8 December 2014 | CEOs of leading cancer organisations stand together in the fight to reduce tobacco-related death across the world

Cancer Research UK announce £5 million investment into evidence-based tobacco control at 2014 World Cancer Congress

 

Cancer Research UK, the Union for International Cancer Control, the US National Cancer Institute and Cancer Council Australia, today formally united to further research into evidence-based tobacco control, to reduce the millions of tobacco-related…

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Australian obesity problem highlighted at World Cancer Congress

5 December 2014 | Australian obesity problem highlighted at World Cancer Congress

Release of World Cancer Atlas puts future challenges in the spotlight

 

Soaring rates of obesity in Australia and other developed countries will be a major contributor to the expected 50 per cent increase in cancer cases to 21.7 million by 2030, the World Cancer Congress will be told today (5/12).

At the launch of the American Cancer Society’s…

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Governments challenged by developments in cancer screening

5 December 2014 | Governments challenged by developments in cancer screening

Recent developments in cancer prevention and screening are raising challenges and leading to a rethink of approaches worldwide.

The HPV vaccine’s rapid impact in reducing cervical cancer risk in young women, proven efficacy of FOBT as a screening test for bowel cancer and the emergence of new technologies which hold promise for screening high-risk people are giving rise to reviews of existing…

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Experts take major step towards maximising benefits and minimising harms from prostate cancer testing

4 December 2014 | Experts take major step towards maximising benefits and minimising harms from prostate cancer testing

Draft guidelines for Australia released at World Cancer Congress

 

Leading Australian cancer agencies are seeking community and professional input into draft clinical practice guidelines aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harms of use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer.

Released today for public consultation,…

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Teens tone down tanning 10 years on

17 November 2014 | Teens tone down tanning 10 years on

Attitudes to tanning improve, but sun protection neglected

 

New findings from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey show Australian adolescents are developing healthier attitudes towards tanning, but there is still room for improvement.

Research released today (17/11) shows 38 per cent of young Australians (aged 12-17 years) like to…

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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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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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