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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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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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Roxanne Dubash wins Cancer Council student essay competition

27 May 2015 | News

Medical student Roxanne Dubash, from the University of Newcastle/New England Joint Medical Program, has won the 2015 Cancer Council Australia Student Essay Competition.

Roxanne's winning essay on 'Research and the Changing…

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Reps' inquiry must translate to real change if health system to remain sustainable

27 May 2015 | Media releases

Australia’s health system will be more sustainable if a new government inquiry into chronic disease prevention translates into best practice, the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) said today.

ACDPA Chair, Dr Erin Lalor, said the alliance welcomed the House of Representatives inquiry into chronic disease prevention and management in primary care, provided its recommendations…

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$360m for workplace cancer compensation 'tip of the iceberg'

18 May 2015 | Media releases

5,000 Australian cancer cases per year linked to workplace

 

Australian employers, regulators and workers need to improve efforts to protect workers from cancer risks in the workplace according to a new report released by Cancer Council at a conference…

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Teenage boys more vulnerable to junk food ads

14 May 2015 | Media releases

New data suggests gender health imbalance set to continue

 

New research released today by Cancer Council and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows that Australian teenage boys consume more fast food and snacks high in salt compared with their female peers and are more susceptible to junk food marketing.

Data from the National Secondary…

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Government listening on high-cost cancer drugs, screening and e-health

12 May 2015 | Media releases

The Australian Government should be commended for its $600 million 2015-16 budget commitment to funding new cancer medicines and strengthening its cancer screening programs, Cancer Council Australia said today.

Director of Public Policy at Cancer Council Australia, Paul Grogan, said the funds reflected the Government’s commitment to improve cancer outcomes in the short and longer term.

"The…

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#Beaniesforbraincancer helps raise awareness of brain cancer

4 May 2015 | News

Following TV star Carrie Bickmore’s powerful speech about brain cancer at the Logies, Cancer Council Australia is encouraging Australians to get behind Brain Cancer Action Week (4-8 May). 

Carrie spoke about her late husband’s personal experience with brain cancer and encouraged Australians to help raise awareness by posting photos of themselves in beanies online, using the hashtag #beaniesforbraincancer

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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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