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What’s the bravest thing we can do for cancer this World Cancer Day?

Professor Sanchia Aranda
4 February 2020

February 4 is the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and this year we are celebrating the progress Australia has made in cancer, while recognising that there is still a long way to go to reach a cancer free future.

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The birth of Slip, Slop, Slap and the science behind nation-wide behaviour change

Professor David Hill
23 January 2020

Former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, David Hill, shares how science was used to change a nation's attitude towards skin cancer and its prevention with iconic programs and campaigns such as ‘Slip, Slop, Slap,’ and ‘Timebomb.’

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What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt? A dermatologist explains


Too many Australians pay with their lives for their past sun exposure, with over 2,000 dying from skin cancer each year. The good news is skin cancer is primarily a preventable cancer.

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Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities.


Australia has some of the best cancer survival rates in the world, but unfortunately this success story masks some stark inequalities. For instance, Australia’s most disadvantaged populations are 37 percent more likely to die of cancer than the richest.

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Why men with cancer need improved emotional support throughout their cancer experience


The focus on men’s physical health in preventing cancer is important, but it’s also critical that we promote men’s emotional health, particularly for those living with cancer.

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