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

 

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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Show you care this Daffodil Day

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

 

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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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Myth or fact?

Heard something about cancer but not sure if it's true? Get all the facts on iheard.com.au

 

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Emeralds & Ivy Ball

Join the mission to help beat cancer at this year’s Emeralds & Ivy Ball, hosted by Ronan Keating, Friday 9th October at the stunning Sydney Town Hall.

 

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

23 July 2015 | Media releases

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 | News

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 | Media releases

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 | News

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 | Media releases

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 | Media releases

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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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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