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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.
Healthy Living Program
Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Read more here.Read more
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Friday 23rd 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
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
15 November 2015 | One in two Aussie sunburns occur during everyday activity
New research shows Australians ‘caught out’ by incidental UV damage
New Cancer Council research findings show half of weekend sunburns occur while Australians are going about day-to-day activities, with the home replacing the iconic summer beach scene as a sunburn hotspot.
Cancer Council and the Australasian College of Dermatologists are joining forces…Read more
28 October 2015 | One in two outdoor workers miss out on sun protection
New Cancer Council research released today (29/10) shows that some Australian workplaces are still neglecting their duty of care and failing to protect their employees from harmful UV, with around one in two workers who spend time outside missing out on sun protection.
The data, from Cancer Council's National Sun Protection Survey, is being released during National Safe Work Month (October)…Read more
26 October 2015 | New WHO meat study another reason to eat more fruit and veggies, says Cancer Council
A New World Health Organisation study linking processed and red meats to cancer highlights the benefits of eating more fruit, vegetables and whole grains, Cancer Council Australia said today.
The review, by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, has found that consuming processed meats (such as bacon, salami and ham) is a cause of bowel cancer and that red meat in general…Read more
7 October 2015 | High Court ruling protects Australians from gene monopolies
The High Court’s unanimous decision today (7/10) that isolating the BRCA1 gene mutation was not a 'patentable invention' should help to ensure that Australian healthcare consumers are protected from commercial gene monopolies.
Director of Public Policy at Cancer Council Australia, Paul Grogan, said the court’s ruling was a great result for the Australian public, and also for healthcare providers…Read more
Food for thought in first ever Australian study counting cases by cause
Around 37,000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year largely through lifestyle change, according to the first ever study* of cancer incidence and preventable causes in Australia.
The study, funded by Cancer Council Australia and conducted by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research…Read more
25 September 2015 | Cancer Council congratulates ‘women of influence’
Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Board, the Hon Nicola Roxon, and Chair of Cancer Council’s National Screening and Immunisation Committee, Professor Karen Canfell, have both been recognised in this year’s list of 100 Women of Influence.
The list, compiled by The Australian…Read more
18 November 2015
As a dermatologist, I see many people who are 'UV aware' and apply sun protection. Yet for some, to their shock and disbelief, I have to give them the news that they have skin cancer.
Continue reading The skin damage I see doesn’t just happen at the beach
28 October 2015
Yesterday, the cancer arm of the The World Health Organization released its evaluation on how likely red and processed meats are to cause cancer.
2 June 2015
The recent parliamentary inquiry into cancer cases among firefighters trained at Fiskville in Victoria has thrown cancer risks in the workplace back into the public spotlight.
Continue reading Cancer risks in the workplace – the job’s not done … yet
13 April 2015
If you picked up a tobacco industry media statement in the past three years, it would outline how plain packaging was a public health disaster. Such touching sentiments from an industry dedicated to championing public health in Australia.
Continue reading The evidence is in - plain packs are working
4 February 2015
Australia is largely a success story when it comes to skin cancer education – so why are more Australians Aussies getting sunburnt?
Continue reading Why we need to turn up the heat on sun safety