Preventing skin cancer
To stay safe in the sun this summer make sure you follow Cancer Council's recommended combination of sun protection measures
Grace Hamill describes how her cancer story started a lot earlier than most
Eat for health
You can lower your risk of cancer by enjoying a healthy diet, being physically active every day and maintaining a healthy body weight. Studies show being overweight, physically inactive and not eating well cause nearly one third of all cancers.
Living with cancer
Reduce your risks
18 December 2014 | Media releases
A new report on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia highlights the urgent need to address disparities in treatment outcomes and prepare for an increasing number of cancer patients, Cancer Council said today.
Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said Cancer in Australia 2014, released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, showed a continuation of recent…Read more
CEOs of leading cancer organisations stand together in the fight to reduce tobacco-related death across the world
8 December 2014 | Media releases
Cancer Research UK announce £5 million investment into evidence-based tobacco control at 2014 World Cancer Congress
Cancer Research UK, the Union for International Cancer Control, the US National Cancer Institute and Cancer Council Australia, today formally united to further research into evidence-based tobacco control, to reduce the millions of tobacco-related…Read more
5 December 2014 | Media releases
Release of World Cancer Atlas puts future challenges in the spotlight
Soaring rates of obesity in Australia and other developed countries will be a major contributor to the expected 50 per cent increase in cancer cases to 21.7 million by 2030, the World Cancer Congress will be told today (5/12).
At the launch of the American Cancer Society’s…Read more
5 December 2014 | Media releases
Recent developments in cancer prevention and screening are raising challenges and leading to a rethink of approaches worldwide.
The HPV vaccine’s rapid impact in reducing cervical cancer risk in young women, proven efficacy of FOBT as a screening test for bowel cancer and the emergence of new technologies which hold promise for screening high-risk people are giving rise to reviews of existing…Read more
Experts take major step towards maximising benefits and minimising harms from prostate cancer testing
4 December 2014 | Media releases
Draft guidelines for Australia released at World Cancer Congress
Leading Australian cancer agencies are seeking community and professional input into draft clinical practice guidelines aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harms of use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer.
Released today for public consultation,…Read more
17 November 2014 | Media releases
Attitudes to tanning improve, but sun protection neglected
New findings from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey show Australian adolescents are developing healthier attitudes towards tanning, but there is still room for improvement.
Research released today (17/11) shows 38 per cent of young Australians (aged 12-17 years) like to…Read more
20 November 2014
As a dermatologist, I’m often confronted with the difficult task of telling my patients they have skin cancer.
Continue reading Think treating skin cancer is always easy? Think again…
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.
Continue reading When cancer strikes – how to be a friend
18 August 2014
Have you ever left the doctor’s office having being told you need to get an ultrasound for a suspicious lump and immediately searched online to see what it could be?
Continue reading Searching for cancer information online
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.
Continue reading Get your parents to screen for bowel cancer