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|Latest from Cancer Council Australia|
|23 July 2015||
New data released today (23/7) shows that cancer death rates in Australia are continuing to fall, but not quickly enough, according to Cancer Council Australia.
|01 July 2015||
Cancer Council is encouraging all eligible Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program following the release of data showing a downward trend in participation.
|17 June 2015||
Cancer Council Australia has announced the appointment of the Hon. Nicola Roxon as the new Chair of its Board.
|04 June 2015||
Cancer Council Australia today (4/6) announced the appointment of Professor Sanchia Aranda as its new Chief Executive Officer.
|04 Jun 2015||
Cancer Council is encouraging more Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program following a major new international data analysis that showed the lifesaving benefits of mammography screening outweighed the harms of over-diagnosis at a population level.
|31 May 2015||
Australian smokers who are trying to avoid a premature tobacco-caused death have access to a range of new materials to help them quit, thanks to the Australian Government.
|27 May 2015||
Australia’s health system will be more sustainable if a new government inquiry into chronic disease prevention translates into best practice, the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) said today.
|18 May 2015||
Australian employers, regulators and workers need to improve efforts to protect workers from cancer risks in the workplace according to a new report released by Cancer Council at a conference today (18/5).
|14 May 2015||
New research released today by Cancer Council and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows that Australian teenage boys consume more fast food and snacks high in salt compared with their female peers and are more susceptible to junk food marketing.
|12 May 2015||
The Australian Government should be commended for its $600 million 2015-16 budget commitment to funding new cancer medicines and strengthening its cancer screening programs, Cancer Council Australia said today.
|18 Apr 2015||
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||
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 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||
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 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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