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Latest from Cancer Council Australia
 6 December 2017

 Cancer Council hails landmark study in patient-centred care

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

1 December 2017

 Australian women encouraged to take part in new cervical screening program

Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australian women to take part in the renewed national cervical cancer screening program which starts today (1December). The new program is expected to reduce deaths from the disease by at least 20 percent.

1 December 2017


A new era for cervical cancer prevention in Australia

Today marks the start of a new, more effective and more sophisticated screening program for cervical cancer prevention in Australia.


19 November 2017

We're still a sunburnt country

New data shows more than 2.7 million Aussies getting sunburnt on summer weekends.

20 October 2017

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

New Cancer Council research released today (20 October) shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses).

12 October 2017

Silica dust  - the cancer risk that tradies cannot see

With new estimates showing that over 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year are caused by exposure to silica dust in the workplace, Cancer Council Australia is calling for tradies to be more aware of cancer risks on the job.

28 September 2017

Cost of cigarettes biggest motivator for quitting

Cancer Council has welcomed new research showing the proportion of Australian smokers motivated to quit by the rising cost of tobacco products has increased from 35.8% to almost 52% in the past decade

27 July 2017

4,900 Australians will face a head or neck cancer this year

With around 4,900 Australians expected to be diagnosed with a head or neck cancer this year, Cancer Council Australia is using World Head and Neck Cancer Day to raise awareness and highlight the steps Australians can take to reduce their risk, as well as the symptoms to look out for.

21 July 2017

Half of Australian cancer survivors shouldering financial stress – and it’s on the rise

New analysis has found that up to 1 in 2 Australian cancer survivors experience financial stress - prompting calls from Cancer Council Australia for greater transparency from healthcare providers.

31 May 2017

Heart Foundation and Cancer Council call for action on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, highlighting the need for strong action, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation said today.

18 May 2017

Medical research must include focus on better use of existing technology

Cancer Council Australia and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia have called for new research into improved use of Australia’s existing health system and technology, in response to a Senate inquiry into research funding for poor-survival cancers.

28 February 2017

1 in 6 teenage boys consume at least 52 litres of soft drink each year

The vast availability of cheap soft drinks, at home and at school, is encouraging Australian teenage boys to continue to guzzle down sugary drinks at an alarming rate, according to new Cancer Council research published today.

3 February 2017

Gather, share and give in support of Aussies affected by cancer

One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every five minutes, the length of an average tea break.

3 February 2017

Australians encouraged to get active this World Cancer Day

Saturday 4 February is World Cancer Day and Cancer Council Australia is joining organisations around the world to mark the event and encouraging Aussies to get physically active to reduce their cancer risk.

3 February 2017

New cancer data highlights lost opportunities in bowel cancer screening and rising liver cancer toll

New national cancer data released today highlights lost opportunities in bowel cancer screening and an alarming increase in liver cancer deaths, Cancer Council Australia said today.

4 January 2017

Sunscreen use and individual reactions: a message from Cancer Council Australia

CEO of Cancer Council Australia, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said today that reported reactions to its SPF 50+ Kids sunscreen were being investigated and that Cancer Council’s sunscreen range remained safe and effective for the vast majority of users.

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