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|Latest from Cancer Council Australia|
|26 Sep 2014||
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.
|24 Sep 2014||
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.
|15 Sep 2014||
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.
|5 Sep 2014||
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.
|24 Aug 2014||
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.
|31 Jul 2014||
A new report showing that cancer was one of the leading causes of alcohol-related deaths in Australia should help raise public awareness of alcohol as a significant cancer risk factor.
|25 Jul 2014||
Every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer and will need our help and support.
|21 Jul 2014||
The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone living with cancer. This year, Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day (Friday 22nd August) aims to raise $9.7 million to fund life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
|17 Jul 2014||
New data showing a record fall in smoking rates confirms that Australia is on track to achieve major reductions in smoking-related diseases, Cancer Council Australia said today.
|09 Jul 2014||
Every day in Australia, 350 people will hear the words ‘You have cancer’ and sadly approximately 118 people will lose their lives to the disease.
|27 Jun 2014||
Cancer Council Australia has congratulated Australia’s food policy ministers for reiterating their support for the Health Star Rating system on front-of-pack food labels and has called on the food industry to embrace the voluntary scheme.
|26 Jun 2014||
Good news on cancer survival in a new report published this week could go bad unless governments do more to assist Australians in taking responsibility for their health, Cancer Council Australia said today (26/6).
|23 Jun 2014||
Cancer Council Australia is urging eligible Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, following new data released today (23/6) that showed around 643,000 Australians threw away a free kit in 2012-13 that could have saved their lives.
|18 Jun 2014||
Ongoing misinformation about tobacco sales in Australia is being driven by the tobacco industry to undermine the effectiveness of plain packaging, Cancer Council Australia said today.
|29 May 2014||
Cancer Council is calling on GPs to encourage patients aged 50 and over to screen for bowel cancer with a faecal occult blood test, to help maximise the benefits of Australia’s first ever TV campaign to promote the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
|15 May 2014||
Federal Minister for Health the Hon Peter Dutton and Shadow Health Minister the Hon Catherine King, will be making their cup count by breaking for morning tea at Parliament House in support of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
|13 May 2014||
At least 35,000 Australian bowel cancer deaths will be prevented thanks to a $95.9 million, four-year plan to finalise Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in the 2014-15 budget.
|07 May 2014||
Cancer Council is urging GPs to encourage asymptomatic patients 50 or over to screen for bowel cancer with a faecal occult blood test (FOBT), which remains the gold standard for population screening.
|28 April 2014||
Cancer Council has welcomed recommended changes to Australia's cervical screening program announced today by Australia's Medical Services Advisory Committee.
|04 April 2014||
The UK Government should be congratulated for taking another step closer to introducing plain packaging for tobacco, Cancer Council Australia said today.
|13 February 2014||
The weight of scientific evidence shows mammographic screening for breast cancer is a lifesaving public health intervention irrespective of a new Canadian study that questions mortality benefit, Cancer Council Australia said today.
|04 February 2014||
A new global scientific report released today (4/2) for World Cancer Day shows that cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for 8.2 million deaths per year and rising.
|24 January 2014||
Cancer Council is encouraging Australian secondary schools to do more to help prevent skin cancer, with the launch of its new secondary school shade initiative funded by the eftpos Giveback program.
|14 January 2014||
This May 22nd raise your cup for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and help Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer prevention, research and support services
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