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Dry July

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ABC Project

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Entertainment Books

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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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Dry July

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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


 

Breast cancer screening rates drop, despite new data on life saving benefits

1 July 2015 | Breast cancer screening rates drop, despite new data on life saving benefits

Cancer Council is encouraging all eligible Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program following the release of data showing a downward trend in participation.

New figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that BreastScreen participation rates for women aged 50 to 69 have fallen from a high of 57.6 per cent in 2001-02 to…

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Health practitioners needed for research

23 June 2015 | Health practitioners needed for research

Australian health professionals are being asked help contribute to a survey as a part of research that aims to help improve communication with Indigenous cancer patients.

In Australia there is a wide disparity for survival outcomes for Indigenous people with cancer, especially in the first two years after diagnosis. Communication between health professionals and their patients has been identified…

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Nicola Roxon appointed new Chair of Cancer Council Australia Board

17 June 2015 | Nicola Roxon appointed new Chair of Cancer Council Australia Board

Cancer Council Australia has announced the appointment of the Hon. Nicola Roxon as the new Chair of its Board.

Ms Roxon takes on the voluntary role for a three-year term, commencing today (17/6), with retiring Chair, Mr Stephen Foster, stepping down after two years as Chair and eight years on Cancer Council Australia’s Board.

Mr Foster said Cancer Council Australia was delighted…

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Internationally acclaimed cancer control expert named as new Cancer Council Australia CEO

4 June 2015 | Internationally acclaimed cancer control expert named as new Cancer Council Australia CEO

Cancer Council Australia today (4/6) announced the appointment of Professor Sanchia Aranda as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Currently Director of Cancer Services and Information and Deputy CEO at the Cancer Institute NSW, Professor Aranda will take up her new role in early August.

Professor Aranda has had an impressive career spanning 36 years in cancer control, including as a…

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New analysis confirms effectiveness of breast cancer screening in 50-74 year-olds

4 June 2015 | New analysis confirms effectiveness of breast cancer screening in 50-74 year-olds

Cancer Council urges more women to participate in BreastScreen

 

Cancer Council is encouraging more Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program following a major new international data analysis that showed the lifesaving benefits of mammography screening outweighed the harms of over-diagnosis at a population…

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Government commended for assisting up to 1.8 million Australians avoid a smoking death

31 May 2015 | Government commended for assisting up to 1.8 million Australians avoid a smoking death

New quit measures announced on World No Tobacco Day

 

Australian smokers who are trying to avoid a premature tobacco-caused death have access to a range of new materials to help them quit, thanks to the Australian Government.

Cancer Council Australia has commended the Government for the new measures, released on World No Tobacco Day (31 May) and…

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Cancer risks in the workplace – the job’s not done … yet

Terry Slevin
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.

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The evidence is in - plain packs are working

Todd Harper
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.

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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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