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Latest from Cancer Council Australia
3 June 2019

Cancer Council asks, “5.5 million poo tests. Have you had yours?”

50-54 year olds neglecting to participate in National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

31 May 2019

Survey finds worrying increase in popularity of roll-your-own tobacco amongst Australian teens

Latest stats show that teenage smoking rates have declined, but roll-your-own tobacco remains a threat

2 May 2019

Cancer Council: Labor commitment to tackling obesity, alcohol could help prevent thousands of cancer cases

Federal Labor’s election commitment to addressing Australia’s growing obesity problem and risky alcohol consumption could help prevent thousands of cancer cases according to Cancer Council Australia. 

13 April 2019

 Opposition’s skin cancer prevention campaign would save lives and money

Getting slip, slap, slop, seek, slide back on the agenda

The federal Opposition’s plan for an $8.6 million national sun protection awareness campaign would significantly reduce the social and economic costs of skin cancer, according to Cancer Council Australia.

11 April 2019

Cancer charities welcome Opposition’s $10m plan for reducing bill shock

Leading cancer charities have welcomed the federal Opposition’s plan to help protect patients from the shock of unexpected medical costs through a $10 million plan to embed informed financial consent into the health system.

10 April 2019

 Opposition’s $40m plan to revive national anti-smoking campaign could save 55,000 lives

Cancer Council Australia has commended the federal Opposition for its $40 million commitment to revive Australia’s landmark National Tobacco Campaign, which could prevent more than 55,000 deaths and save at least $740 million in healthcare costs.

 05 April 2019

Reducing smoking rates by 10% by 2025 could prevent almost 100,000 lung cancer deaths

Cancer Council calls on governments to revive tobacco campaigns to reduce Australians risk of lung cancer

04 April 2019

Cancer Council welcomes federal Opposition’s ‘landmark’ $2.3b cancer care plan

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the federal Opposition’s $2.3 billion commitment to reduce cancer inequities through strengthening Medicare and the public hospital system and fast-tracking drug subsidies.

22 March 2019

Closing the gap in Australia's second biggest cancer killer

Cancer Council has launched a new campaign to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take part in Australia’s free national bowel screening program.

14 March 2019

Promoting bowel cancer screening key to saving lives and driving health system efficiency

Cancer Council Australia is encouraging all eligible Australians to participate in the nation’s free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program as the best way to prevent bowel cancer deaths and gain new efficiencies in colonoscopy use.

04 March 2019

Cancer Council aims to combat nation’s second biggest cancer killer

With only four in 10 eligible Australians participating in Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, Cancer Council has launched an urgent call for more Australians to complete the free life-saving test.

04 February 2019

200,000 cancers could be avoided over 25 years if Australians get active and maintain a healthy weight

New Cancer Council Australia funded research has shown over 200,000 cancer cases could be avoided in Australia over the next 25 years if all Australian adults maintained a healthy weight and met the physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention.

25 January 2019

Peak health bodies recommend new approach to sunscreen use

The peak bodies responsible for sun safety advice in Australia and New Zealand have adopted a new policy on sunscreen use, recommending that people apply it daily as part of a regular morning routine.

18 January 2019

Cancer Council welcomes $10 million Government investment in bowel cancer

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed an unprecedented investment by the Federal Government to help tackle Australia’s second biggest cancer killer – bowel cancer.

18 November 2018

Tanning teens still seek the sun

New research released today by Cancer Council Australia has shown the message that there's nothing healthy about a tan is still not reaching the majority of Aussie teens, with an alarming 62% saying their friends think a tan is a good thing.

15 November 2018

Cancer charities call for better disclosure on cost of treatment

Australia's leading cancer charities have joined together to call for greater commitment and transparency from doctors and healthcare providers to help inform patients about the cost of cancer treatment.

01 November 2018

Cancer Council Australia Welcomes Singapore's Standardised Packaging Tobacco Reforms

Australia's leading cancer charity, Cancer Council Australia has congratulated a move by the Singaporean Ministry of Health to introduce standardised packaging and enlarged health warnings on tobacco products.

03 October 2018

Australia set to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035

Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer following the success of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination program and the changes to the National Cervical Screening Program.

25 September 2018 Australian Cancer Atlas unpacks cancer burden by locality

Australians can now discover the impact of cancer in their suburb or town, with the launch of a new cutting-edge Australian Cancer Atlas.

25 September 2018

Australia must lead on UN plan to cut chronic disease deaths by one-third by 2030

Health groups are urging the Australian Government to step up its commitment to chronic disease prevention, as world leaders prepare for a UN High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) this week.

10 August 2018

Cancer Council commends change to food labelling system

Australians will be able to make more informed choices when selecting packaged foods and drinks, thanks to an improvement to the Health Star Rating food label system announced by all Australian and New Zealand governments.

1 August 2018

$388 billion reasons to get anti-smoking campaigns back on the public agenda

 newstudy estimating that smoking causes $388 billion in long-term productivity losses in Australia should be a wake-up call to get anti-smoking mass media campaigns back on the public agenda, Cancer Council Australia said today.

27 July 2018

Aussie men urged to be aware of head and neck cancers

With estimates suggesting that over 4,900 Australians were diagnosed with a head or neck cancer last year, experts are encouraging Australians, particularly men, to become aware of the symptoms and risk factors, including tobacco, alcohol and the human papilloma virus (HPV).

25 May 2018

Evidence drives sweeping changes to melanoma treatment recommendations

Updated national clinical guidelines recommend not performing major lymph node surgery routinely for low-volume melanoma in lymph nodes, and active drug therapies asstandardfor advanced melanoma.

9 April 2018

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

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. 

19 March 2018

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

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.

9 March 2018

 Cancer Council welcomes new support for low survival cancers

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

1 February 2018

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

Newreport shows that the increase in the number of Australians living with and surviving cancer will lead to almost 1.9 million Australians living with a personal history of cancer by 2040.

 


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