The forgotten ones
Complex and rarer cancers – the forgotten cancers – often struggle to attract research investment, simply because they remain so baffling to scientists
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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.
eftpos Shade for Secondary Schools
Pay for your purchases using eftpos this Christmas and help fund a new program to build shade structures at secondary schools across the country.
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26 November 2013 | Media releases
Home renovators are being encouraged to extend their ‘DIY’ skills and take a free online course to help them identify and safely handle asbestos.
Cancer Council and the Department of Health in WA have developed the course in the face of growing concern about a ‘third wave’ of people contracting the deadly disease, mesothelioma, from exposure to asbestos while doing their own renovations.
18 November 2013 | Media releases
Cancer Council research released today (18/11) shows Australians are at the same risk of being sunburnt at sporting venues as they are at the beach.i
The findings, from Cancer Council’s most recent National Sun Protection Survey, shows sporting venues are clearly linked with sun damage with 22% of Australians at sports grounds and centres getting sunburnt, which is just as high…Read more
4 November 2013 | Media releases
Australians asked to support the initiative by pressing CHQ or SAV this Christmas.
Cancer Council will soon offer grants for sunshade in secondary schools thanks to the eftpos Giveback campaign launched today.
Cancer Council is encouraging Australians to simply press CHQ or SAV at the checkout in the lead-up to Christmas to help eftpos donate up to $1 million…Read more
24 October 2013 | News
Cancer Council has been named as one of two beneficiaries of the 2013 eftpos Giveback donation.
Cancer Council and Diabetes Australia will share in $2 million through the Giveback donation, with Cancer Council funding a new program to build shade structures at selected high schools across the country.
Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Ian Olver, said skin cancer was a continuing…Read more
4 October 2013 | News
Applications are now open for a postdoctoral fellowship for training in cancer research at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France.
IARC is part of the World Health Organisation. Its mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control.
27 September 2013 | Media releases
Boyzone to perform
Friday 27 September - X-Factor judges and pop superstars Ronan Keating and Dannii Minogue will host the Emeralds and Ivy Ball at Doltone House, Sydney this evening in order to raise money for the Ronan Keating Cancer Council Fellowship. Irish boy band Boyzone will also perform several numbers.
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2 December 2013
Australia has one of the world’s best cancer survival rates, but treatment outcomes vary widely among different cancer types.
Continue reading Funding the forgotten cancers
18 November 2013
Over 44,000 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma in the next three years. That’s a frightening statistic, and there is only one thing I can’t help but wonder… how many will be picked up too late?
Continue reading When it comes to skin cancer, early detection is the key
1 October 2013
Four decades ago, the science of cancer control was being adapted to overall cancer surveillance in Australia. The notion of a specialist cancer doctor had not been generally adopted, but was beginning.
Continue reading Progress in cancer treatment and care
2 August 2013
How to have difficult conversations with children after a cancer diagnosis.
Continue reading Mum, Dad…. what’s cancer?
14 June 2013
Cancer Council Australia welcomes the unanimous decision by the US Supreme Court that natural human genes cannot be patented. The court ruled that as “products of nature”, human genes lay outside of what can be patented...