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Latest from Cancer Council Australia
23 May 2016

Australian initiative goes global and wins against ‘heartless Goliath’

International efforts to reduce the 6 million preventable deaths caused by smoking each year took a major step forward today, with global insurance company AXA, divesting €1.8 billion from tobacco interests.

10 May 2016

Clinical prostate test guidelines receive GP college endorsement

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Cancer Council Australia have welcomed the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ formal endorsement of their clinical guidelines for PSA testing and early management of test-detected prostate cancer.

3 May 2016

Budget lays platform for longer term improvements in cancer policy, says Cancer Council Australia

The 2016-17 federal budget should improve overall cancer outcomes in Australia while laying a platform for further investment over the longer term, according to Cancer Council Australia.

3 May 2016

Tobacco tax will help save 360,000 Australians from a two-in-three risk of early death

Around 320,000 adult Australian smokers are likely to quit and 40,000 teenagers deterred from taking up smoking as a result of expected tobacco tax increases in the 2016-17 federal budget, resulting in a major reduction in the nation’s cancer burden.

3 Feb 2016

Australian cancer prevalence exceeds 1 million: new estimates

The number of Australians living with cancer or having survived a diagnosis has exceeded 1 million for the first time1, highlighting a change in how we should manage the disease, according to Cancer Council Australia.

31 Jan 2016

How much sun is enough?

New recommendations published today (31/1) by national peak health bodies aim to provide clearer and simpler advice to Australians on how they can balance the need for sun protection to reduce skin cancer risk with maintaining healthy vitamin D levels for optimal health.

19 Jan 2016

Finalised clinical guidelines for prostate test launched today, following NHMRC approval

For the first time, health professionals have access to evidence-based recommendations for using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to assess prostate cancer risk and manage test-detected patients, following the publication today (20/01) of new clinical practice guidelines.

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