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Daffodil Day 2015

Wear a Cancer Council pin and show you care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day, Friday 28th August.

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Dry July

Go Dry this July and help us purchase a vehicle dedicated to patient transport

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ABC Project

Don’t have cancer? Find out how you can be part of the research to fight it.

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Entertainment Books

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Administrators Medal

Congratulations to the Cancer Information and Support Services team for their nomination in the Administrator Medal Primary Health Care Awards. We were recipients of a certificate of recognition for our Support Group Program. 

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Cancer Council Northern Territory

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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.


 

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- Katherine
Saturday 5th September 2015- Katherine Sport and Recreation Club

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- 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


 

 


 

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


 

Spotlight on children’s cancer

3 September 2015 | Spotlight on children’s cancer

September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time when cancer organisations around the world put the spotlight on children’s cancer and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said that with 650 children aged 0-14 expected to be diagnosed with cancer in Australia this year, Cancer Councils around the…

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National Cancer Expert Reference Group - Consumer advocate

3 September 2015 | National Cancer Expert Reference Group - Consumer advocate

The National Cancer Expert Reference Group (NCERG) is seeking expressions of interest for a second consumer advocate.

NCERG is a high-level, expert national cancer forum that is jointly chaired by the Commonwealth Government and Victoria with representation from all jurisdictions, Cancer Australia, Cancer Council Australia, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia and…

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Decline in cancer death rates welcome, but much more to do, says Cancer Council

23 July 2015 | Decline in cancer death rates welcome, but much more to do, says Cancer Council

New data released today (23/7) shows that cancer death rates in Australia are continuing to fall, but not quickly enough, according to Cancer Council Australia.

Cancer Council Australia's Director of Public Policy, Paul Grogan, said the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare projections were based on trends showing a steady decrease in cancer deaths since the late 1960s, with a steeper…

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Scholarships available for Oceania Tobacco Control Conference

9 July 2015 | Scholarships available for Oceania Tobacco Control Conference

This year’s Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, hosted by Cancer Council WA, will take place in Perth from 20 – 22 October.

A range of bursaries and scholarships is now available to help fund the attendance of those working in tobacco control in the region, who would otherwise be unable to attend.

The event, held over three days, attracts health experts and researchers in the field…

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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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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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