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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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Emeralds & Ivy Ball

The Emeralds & Ivy Ball is an annual black tie gala event, hosted by Ronan Keating with a guest list of entertainers as well as fans and supporters of Cancer Council Australia. This year the event is proudly supported by Your Digital File.

 

LATEST NEWS: Auction items have been announced. Check them out here.

 

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Buy My Barina for Cancer

When David Johns' over-the-top campaign to sell his car went viral, he decided to donate the proceeds to Cancer Council Australia.

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World Cancer Congress

The World Cancer Congress is coming to Australia in December, register now

 

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Jessica Rusinko

Jessica talks bravely about losing both parents to cancer before she turned 25.

 

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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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Second-hand 1999 Barina becomes fundraising vehicle

17 July 2014 | News

How much would you pay for a second-hand 1999 Barina featuring a cassette player and matching seats, if it was for a good cause?

When David Johns decided to create an over-the-top online campaign in a bid to sell his second-hand car, he never expected the campaign would go viral, generating over 600,000 YouTube views and over 500,000 tweets.

With the campaign taking off in the first…

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Australian smoking rates at record lows

17 July 2014 | Media releases

'A triumph of evidence-based public health policy'

 

New data showing a record fall in smoking rates confirms that Australia is on track to achieve major reductions in smoking-related diseases, Cancer Council Australia said today.

Chair of the joint Cancer Council/Heart Foundation Tobacco Issues Committee, Kylie Lindorff, said the new data,…

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Celebrities pin their hopes on beating cancer this Daffodil Day

9 July 2014 | Media releases

Every day in Australia, 350 people will hear the words ‘You have cancer’ and sadly approximately 118 people will lose their lives to the disease.

Cancer Council’s celebrity ambassadors are urging all Australians to show they care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day (Friday 22nd August) by wearing a Cancer Council pin.

Actor Marta Dusseldorp knows the profound…

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Cancer Council urges food industry to embrace Health Star Rating system

27 June 2014 | Media releases

Ministers congratulated for supporting new labels

 

Cancer Council Australia has congratulated Australia’s food policy ministers for reiterating their support for the Health Star Rating system on front-of-pack food labels and has called on the food industry to embrace the voluntary scheme.

Cancer Council spokesperson Clare Hughes congratulated…

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New report shows why governments must take action on food labelling

26 June 2014 | Media releases

Good news on cancer survival comes with a timely warning

 

Good news on cancer survival in a new report published this week could go bad unless governments do more to assist Australians in taking responsibility for their health, Cancer Council Australia said today (26/6).

Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee,…

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New data shows 643,000 Australians binned lifesaving test in 2012-13

23 June 2014 | Media releases

Program report adds urgency to call for more bowel cancer screening

 

Cancer Council Australia is urging eligible Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, following new data released today (23/6) that showed around 643,000 Australians threw away a free kit in 2012-13 that could have saved their lives.

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Get your parents to screen for bowel cancer

Paul Grogan
25 June 2014

By random coincidence, I met two people in the past week who lost parents to bowel cancer. Random, because although I work in cancer policy these were social encounters.

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What should I do if someone I love smokes?

Luke Atkin
30 May 2014

At Quit, we get around 20,000 calls a year from smokers trying, or intent on trying to give up.

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Extreme caution needed on electronic cigarettes

Professor Ian Olver
17 April 2014

Electronic cigarettes containing nicotine cannot be lawfully sold in Australia. These devices have never been legal here because of the restrictions that apply under poison control regulations.

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Cancer awareness selfies - selfless or all in vain?

Hollie Jenkins
9 April 2014

How often do we stop and think about what we are doing to help the cancer cause or talk about cancer prevention?

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