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Media releases 2016



Latest from Cancer Council Australia
21 November 2016

Slip, slop, slack leaves Australians red-faced

Cancer Council research released today (20/11) shows fewer Australians are using hats to protect themselves from the sun and, as a result, are getting sunburnt on their face, head, nose or ears.

1 November 2016

Ugly Xmas Rashie is back for summer 2016

Australia’s answer to the much-loved Ugly Xmas Sweater took the nation by storm in 2015 – selling out in just 48 hours! Cancer Council and KOZII have just released the 2016 design of the limited edition rashie, and it’s set to be another instant hit for the beach this summer!

3 October 2016

Diesel fumes at work cause 130 lung cancer cases every year

Cancer Council is calling for greater cancer awareness in the workplace, following new estimates that about 130 workers are diagnosed each year in Australia with lung cancer as a result of work-based exposure to diesel fumes.

1 October 2016

Female friendship is more powerful than ever with Cancer Council’s Girls' Night In

Australian women are being encouraged to host a Girls’ Night In during October to raise money to help support the estimated 20,000 women who will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer this year.

1 September 2016

Cancer Council has Gotcha Covered with sun protection

Cancer Council has launched its brand new Gotcha Covered 2016 collection of sun protection products, just in time for the Australian summer.

15 September 2016

Drug access recommendations a step in the right direction but more needs to be done, says Cancer Council

Cancer Council has welcomed the Australian Government’s response to a review of medicines and medical devices but says more needs to be done to address inequities in access to potentially life-saving cancer drugs.

14 September 2016

New grants from eftpos will help protect 10,000 teens across the country

New research released today by Cancer Council Australia has revealed that nearly two thirds of Australian teenagers are out in the open during peak UV times and are at risk of harmful excess sun exposure.

26 August 2016

Text to donate to Cancer Council this Daffodil Day

Cancer Council is encouraging Australians to ‘text to donate’ and dedicate a daffodil to support Australians impacted by cancer for this year’s Daffodil Day (Friday, 26 August)

09 August 2016

2.8 million reasons for Australians to support Daffodil Day

More than 2.8 million Australians have been diagnosed with cancer over the 30 years since the first ever Daffodil Day was held in Australia , prompting Cancer Council and its ambassadors to call on Australians to dedicate a daffodil to ‘someone they know’ – to help continue the improvements in cancer survival achieved since 1986.

13 July 2016

Good news and bad news in new skin cancer report

A new report showing an increase in the number of Australians diagnosed with skin cancer highlights why the Government needs to invest in a national prevention campaign before the healthcare burden becomes unsustainable, Cancer Council Australia said today.

18 June 2016

Opposition disease prevention plan will save more than 55,000 Australian lives in antismoking measures alone

The federal Opposition's chronic disease prevention strategy announced today would prevent more than 55,000 tobacco-caused deaths, save 323,000 Australian life years and deliver $740.6 million in healthcare savings in antismoking measures alone, according to Cancer Council Australia.

02 June 2016

130,000 reasons for the next government to back Cancer Council’s three-year plan

Innovative modelling released today (2/6) shows that the next Australian Government could save more than 130,000 Australian lives over 25 years by investing an additional 0.8 per cent of Australia’s annual cancer medical bill into under-funded health programs.

31 May 2016

Cancer Council welcomes Turnbull commitment to children's cancer research

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning of a $20 million investment in researching poorly understood children’s cancers.

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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