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The evidence is in - plain packs are working

 

Just as the tobacco industry feared, plain packaging legislation is working to reduce the appeal of tobacco products among smokers young and old

 

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Host a morning tea in May or June to help Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support.

 

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3rd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

 

The conference will bring professionals from around the world together to discuss population-based approaches to skin cancer prevention and UV.

 

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Become a national corporate partner

Talk to us about partnership opportunities and how we can work together

 

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Grace Hamill

Grace Hamill describes how her cancer story started a lot earlier than most

 

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The evidence is in - plain packs are working

 

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'Revitalised' bowel cancer plan could save 90,000 lives - possibly yours

18 April 2015 | Media releases

Cancer Council urges eligible Australians to take the test

 

The Australian Government’s "revitalised" National Bowel Cancer Screening Program could save 90,000 Australian lives over the next four decades if at least 60 per cent of eligible people participate in the program, Cancer Council Australia said today.

Director of Public Policy at Cancer…

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Genetic ovarian cancer risk

25 March 2015 | News

The decision of actress Angelina Jolie to have preventative surgery to prevent ovarian cancer is currently attracting lots of attention in the news. Australian women may be curious to know more about ovarian cancer and the BRCA genes.

In Australia, around 1 in 81 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in their lifetime and around…

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The results are in: plain packaging in Australia is working

20 March 2015 | News

The introduction of plain packaging on tobacco products is working, according to the first comprehensive evaluation of the legislation.

Published in the British Medical Journal, a special supplement of 14 separate studies showed that the legislation had gone beyond expectations and delivered on its aims.

Key findings of the report include:

  • Plain packaging…
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Vale Mrs Judith Roberts AO

19 February 2015 | News

Cancer Council Australia pays tribute to one of its most distinguished former office bearers, Mrs Judith Roberts AO, who died on Tuesday in her home city of Adelaide. Mrs Roberts was President of Cancer Council Australia for three years, from 2004 to 2006.

Acting President of Cancer Council Australia, Jane Fenton, said Mrs Roberts would be remembered as one of the great contributors to cancer…

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Increase in teenagers’ screen use a new threat to long-term health

19 February 2015 | Media releases

New research released today (19/2) by Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows Australian teenagers are spending increasing time in front of electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, video games and TV.

The updated National Secondary Students’ Diet and Activity Survey found 77 per cent…

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New research shows almost 2.4 million Aussie adults sunburnt on summer weekends

4 February 2015 | Media releases

Cancer Council calls for renewed investment in skin cancer campaigns

 

New research released by Cancer Council on World Cancer Day (4 Feb) shows that approximately 430,000 more Australian adults are getting sunburnt on the weekend than they were four years ago, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

Findings from Cancer Council’s National Sun Survey…

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The evidence is in - plain packs are working

Todd Harper
13 April 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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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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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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