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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3rd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention
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6 October 2015 | Media releases
Food for thought in first ever Australian study counting cases by cause
Around 37,000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year largely through lifestyle change, according to the first ever study* of cancer incidence and preventable causes in Australia.
The study, funded by Cancer Council Australia and conducted by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research…Read more
25 September 2015 | News
Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Board, the Hon Nicola Roxon, and Chair of Cancer Council’s National Screening and Immunisation Committee, Professor Karen Canfell, have both been recognised in this year’s list of 100 Women of Influence.
The list, compiled by The Australian…Read more
8 September 2015 | News
Film goers will be offered information and support from Cancer Council under a unique partnership with director Paul Cox on his new feature film Force of Destiny.
The film is based on Paul’s experience of being diagnosed with liver cancer, and undergoing a lifesaving liver transplant. The love story, starring David Wenham, Shahana Goswami and Jacqueline McKenzie, premiered at the…Read more
3 September 2015 | News
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…Read more
2 September 2015 | News
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.
Continue reading Cancer risks in the workplace – the job’s not done … yet
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.
Continue reading The evidence is in - plain packs are working
4 February 2015
Australia is largely a success story when it comes to skin cancer education – so why are more Australians Aussies getting sunburnt?
Continue reading Why we need to turn up the heat on sun safety
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.
Continue reading Embracing a cancer smart lifestyle
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…