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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

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The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72% in the next 22 years. Cancer Council and our services will become more important than ever before.

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Cancer never rests, and for that reason, neither do we. And tomorrow, with your help, we’ll start again. Find out more
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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

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Help us reach our vision of a cancer free future

Your support helps us fund vital cancer research, run life-saving education programs, and support the thousands of Australians affected by cancer each year who need our help. Donate now
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Looking towards 2040

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72% in the next 22 years. Cancer Council and our services will become more important than ever before. Learn more
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Cancer never rests, and for that reason, neither do we. And tomorrow, with your help, we’ll start again. Find out more
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Celebrate 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with Cancer Council

9 April 2018 | Media releases

For 25 years, Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has brought together millions of Australians over a cuppa and a bite to eat in support for those affected by cancer. 

In 2018, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday 24 May, however anyone can host at any time in May or June. By hosting or attending a morning tea anywhere in Australia, you will help Cancer Council…

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9 in 10 Australians don’t know when they need sun protection

19 March 2018 | Media releases

Sunscreen experts gather in Brisbane

Australians could be unknowingly increasing their skin cancer risk, with new data released by Cancer Council today showing that 40 percent of Australians are still confused about which weather factors cause sunburn. The study also shows that fewer than one in 10 Australians understand that sun protection is required…

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Cancer Council welcomes new support for low survival cancers

9 March 2018 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s $10 million investment into research for low survival cancers and diseases.

The new research funding was announced today by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt.

Professor…

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World Cancer Day 2018: "We Can, I Can"

2 February 2018 | News

This Sunday, February 4, individuals, organisations and governments around the globe will come together for World Cancer Day.

The day, coordinated by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), is held to raise awareness and education about…

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Number of Australians living with or beyond cancer to surge 72% by 2040: 1 in 18 Australians will have a personal history of cancer

1 February 2018 | Media releases

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72% in the next 22 years Cancer Council has revealed today, in a report released ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February).

The report shows that the increase in the number of Australians living with and surviving…

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Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

6 December 2017 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has hailed a new $1.16 million cancer research grant announced by the Australian Government today as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes from the experience of patients and survivors and guiding improvements…

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Celebrate 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with Cancer Council

9 April 2018 | Media releases

For 25 years, Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has brought together millions of Australians over a cuppa and a bite to eat in support for those affected by cancer. 

In 2018, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday 24 May, however anyone can host at any time in May or June. By hosting or attending a morning tea anywhere in Australia, you will help Cancer Council…

Read more

9 in 10 Australians don’t know when they need sun protection

19 March 2018 | Media releases

Sunscreen experts gather in Brisbane

Australians could be unknowingly increasing their skin cancer risk, with new data released by Cancer Council today showing that 40 percent of Australians are still confused about which weather factors cause sunburn. The study also shows that fewer than one in 10 Australians understand that sun protection is required…

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How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?

Terry Slevin
9 January 2018

Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun. But whenever summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget the basics – like, how should I apply sunscreen? How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on? And how does it work anyway?

Continue reading How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?


New year’s resolutions for a healthier you

Rosannah Snelson
4 January 2018

When January 1 rolls around you're given a fresh start, the opportunity to set goals and put your health first for the next 365 days.

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Cancer Council and sunscreens: what you need to know this summer

Professor Sanchia Aranda
22 December 2017

As UV levels rise and we prepare to spend our summer swimming, sweating, working in the garden and holidaying, our Aussie conversations often turn to sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

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Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered

Professor Karen Canfell
1 December 2017

Australia has long been at the forefront of cancer prevention, and we are excited by the launch of the new cervical cancer screening program that will mean fewer tests over a woman’s lifetime, coupled with earlier diagnoses and lower cervical cancer rates.

Continue reading Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered


Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection

Dr Andrew Miller
17 November 2017

With over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives. The best way for Australians to reduce this figure is if we start using sun protection in childhood – and the best way for kids to learn is to mimic the behaviour of their parents.

Continue reading Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection


How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?

Terry Slevin
9 January 2018

Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun. But whenever summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget the basics – like, how should I apply sunscreen? How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on? And how does it work anyway?

Continue reading How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?


New year’s resolutions for a healthier you

Rosannah Snelson
4 January 2018

When January 1 rolls around you're given a fresh start, the opportunity to set goals and put your health first for the next 365 days.

Continue reading New year’s resolutions for a healthier you


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