World Cancer Day 2015
The theme of this year's World Cancer Day is ‘Cancer, Not Beyond Us’, putting the focus on the things that all of us can do to help beat cancer.
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Preventing skin cancer
To stay safe in the sun this summer make sure you follow Cancer Council's recommended combination of sun protection measures
The March Charge
This March, enlist to push yourself at least 1/3 FURTHER/FASTER/HARDER!
Run all the kilometres you can and lets obliterate cancer once and for all!
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Myth or fact?
Heard something about cancer but not sure if it's true? Get all the facts on iheard.com.au
Living with cancer
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30 January 2015 | Media releases
Years of life lost to cancer peaks in 55–64 year olds
New research shows that cancer is causing unprecedented levels of premature mortality in Australians compared with all other causes of death, highlighting the urgent need for the whole community to do more to prevent cancer and improve patient outcomes.
A new Australian Institute of Health…Read more
28 January 2015 | News
World Cancer Day 2015 is organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and held annually on the 4 February.
This year’s international theme is ‘Cancer, Not Beyond Us’, putting the focus on the things that all of us can do to help beat cancer – from early detection and prevention through to quality of life for cancer survivors and access to treatment worldwide.
22 January 2015 | News
The Federal Government agency, Cancer Australia, is calling for applications for its 2015 round of the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.
The funding scheme helps to:
22 December 2014 | Media releases
Australians support upcoming commercial solarium bans
New data released in the lead-up to commercial solarium bans coming into force show that Australians are ready to ditch the potentially deadly machines.
Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey shows that the majority of adults (79 per cent) and adolescents (67 per cent) support the…Read more
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
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…
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