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Successful schools announced!

Cancer Council Australia has awarded 45 grants as part of the Shade for Secondary Schools Program, made possible thanks to the $1 million donation received from eftpos. Read about the successful schools.

 

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Every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer. Find out how you can get involved to help Cancer Council beat women’s cancers.

 

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World Cancer Congress

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

 

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Searching for cancer information

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?


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Nell Hanbury

Sydney nurse, Nell, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, aged 25.

 

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Cancer Council Australia congratulates France on plain packaging decision

26 September 2014 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has congratulated the government of France for announcing its intention to introduce legislation for the plain packaging of tobacco products next year, to become effective in 2016.

Chair of Cancer Council's Tobacco Issues Committee, Kylie Lindorff, said France would now become the third country, after Australia and Ireland, to eliminate the use of packaging as a…

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New cancer research report reflects importance of not-for-profit sector

24 September 2014 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed an audit of Australian cancer research funding published today (24/9), showing the nation’s overall investment has doubled over the past eight years, with a modest relative increase in funds for cancers causing high death rates.

Cancer Research in Australia, released by the Australian Government agency Cancer Australia, found that a total of $1.3 billion…

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Cancer Council publishes first Australian guidelines on Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma

15 September 2014 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has published new clinical guidelines which will help provide greater consistency in the management one of Australia’s fastest growing cancers and its known precursor, Barrett’s oesophagus.

The new clinical guidelines for the “management and diagnosis of Barrett’s Oesophagus and…

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Gene patent laws must change to protect Australian healthcare consumers

5 September 2014 | Media releases

The Federal Court’s dismissal of an appeal against the patenting of genetic mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer highlights why patent law in Australia needs to change, Cancer Council Australia said today.

Director of Advocacy, Paul Grogan, said that given the unanimous Federal Court ruling is an interpretation of Australian law, the law itself needs to change to protect healthcare…

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

1 September 2014 | News

Did you know that September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?

In Australia, more than 600 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and tragically, one in six children dies as a result.

Around the country, research projects are underway with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment for children. Cancer Councils fund a number of research projects directly related…

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45 Australian schools to receive new defence in fight against skin cancer

24 August 2014 | Media releases

Almost one in eight high schools say they need more shade for students

 

Forty-five high schools across Australia have been selected to receive up to $25,000 to fund better shading in their school grounds, thanks to Cancer Council grants made possible through the eftpos Giveback program.

The grants were awarded from a pool of over 380 applications…

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Searching for cancer information online

Jo Pham
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?

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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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