Cancer Council Australia News

Cancer Council Australia News is a feed of cancer news articles sourced from Cancer Council Australia. It does not necessarily represent the views of Register4.

New recommendations for best practice care in breast cancer

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed a new statement on best practice in breast cancer care released today. The new recommendations, published by Cancer Australia, aim is to reduce variations in breast cancer care for women in Australia, ensuring all patients receive best practice care.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time when cancer organisations around the world put the spotlight on children's cancer and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

Prestigious award for Cancer Council CEO

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, is to be presented with the Distinguished Merit Award by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.

New insights into cancer control

Cancer Council Australia has contributed to two new editorials in the latest edition of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, providing new perspectives on cancer control.

Uncovering why some patients have poorer lung cancer outcomes

A researcher from Monash University who aims to uncover why there are differences in lung cancer outcomes for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) has been awarded Cancer Council funding through a national priority research scheme.

Supporting World Cancer Day

February 4 2016 is World Cancer Day.

This year’s international theme is ‘We Can. I Can.’ and focuses on the many things that individuals and groups can do to reduce the burden of cancer across the globe.

New physical activity and diet program for cancer survivors

Healthy habits can reduce the chance of cancer returning for those who have already overcome the disease.

High Court ruling protects Australians from gene monopolies

The High Court’s unanimous decision today (7/10) that isolating the BRCA1 gene mutation was not a 'patentable invention' should help to ensure that Australian healthcare consumers are protected from commercial gene monopolies.

Cancer Council congratulates 'women of influence'

Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Board, the Hon Nicola Roxon, and Chair of Cancer Council’s National Screening and Immunisation Committee, Professor Karen Canfell, have both been recognised in this year’s list of 100 Women of Influence.

Spotlight on children’s cancer

September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time when cancer organisations around the world put the spotlight on children’s cancer and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

Decline in cancer death rates welcome, but much more to do, says Cancer Council

New data released today (23/7) shows that cancer death rates in Australia are continuing to fall, but not quickly enough, according to Cancer Council Australia.

Prostate cancer tests are great for some but bring hidden problems to many

The question of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer is not whether any individual has ever benefited from a PSA test, to which the answer is yes. The question is whether a PSA test should be recommended for all men in a population screening program, to which the answer is clearly no.

Breast cancer screening rates drop, despite new data on life saving benefits

Cancer Council is encouraging all eligible Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program following the release of data showing a downward trend in participation.

Scholarships available for Oceania Tobacco Control Conference

This year’s Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, hosted by Cancer Council WA, will take place in Perth from 20 – 22 October.

Roxanne Dubash wins Cancer Council student essay competition

Medical student Roxanne Dubash, from the University of Newcastle/New England Joint Medical Program, has won the 2015 Cancer Council Australia Student Essay Competition.

#Beaniesforbraincancer helps raise awareness of brain cancer

Following TV star Carrie Bickmore’s powerful speech about brain cancer at the Logies, Cancer Council Australia is encouraging Australians to get behind Brain Cancer Action Week (4-8 May).

Genetic ovarian cancer risk

The decision of actress Angelina Jolie to have preventative surgery to prevent ovarian cancer is currently attracting lots of attention in the news. Australian women may be curious to know more about ovarian cancer and the BRCA genes.

The results are in: plain packaging in Australia is working

The introduction of plain packaging on tobacco products is working, according to the first comprehensive evaluation of the legislation.

Vale Mrs Judith Roberts AO

Cancer Council Australia pays tribute to one of its most distinguished former office bearers, Mrs Judith Roberts AO, who died on Tuesday in her home city of Adelaide

World Cancer Day 2015

World Cancer Day 2015 is organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and held annually on the 4 February.

Priority driven research applications now open

The Federal Government agency, Cancer Australia, is calling for applications for its 2015 round of the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?