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Latest from Cancer Council Australia
18 Apr 2015

'Revitalised' bowel cancer plan could save 90,000 lives - possibly yours

The Australian Government’s "revitalised" National Bowel Cancer Screening Program could save 90,000 Australian lives over the next four decades if at least 60 per cent of eligible people participate in the program, Cancer Council Australia said today.

19 Feb 2015

Increase in teenagers’ screen use a new threat to long-term health

New research released today (19/2) by Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows Australian teenagers are spending increasing time in front of electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, video games and TV.

04 Feb 2015

New research shows almost 2.4 million Aussie adults sunburnt on summer weekends

New research released by Cancer Council on World Cancer Day (4 Feb) shows that approximately 430,000 more Australian adults are getting sunburnt on the weekend than they were four years ago, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

30 Jan 2015

Join Australia's Biggest Morning Tea this May and help beat cancer

When it comes to beating cancer, we all have what it takes to help. You can make a difference this May by hosting a biggest morning tea and supporting the 1 in 2 Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85.

30 Jan 2015

New report shows cancer leading cause of premature death in Australia

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.

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This page was last updated on: Saturday, April 18, 2015