Cancer Council Victoria welcomes ACCC win on Rana case

Wednesday 16 May, 2007

The Federal Court's decision yesterday that cancer cure and other claims promoted by several NuEra companies* under The RANA System breached the Trade Practices Act 1974 was today welcomed by The Cancer Council Victoria.

Doreen Akkerman, Director of the Cancer Information Support Service at the Cancer Council said the action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and its success in the courts to stop these claims was very significant because cancer patients need and deserve the best evidence based information to guide their treatment.

"My team at the Cancer Council deal every minute of the day with people whose lives are impacted by cancer and the disease is devastating enough without them being taken for a ride by people who make fraudulent claims and create false hope at the point when they are most vulnerable.

"The ACCC has done a great job of protecting consumers who are suffering from cancer from these deceptive operatives.

"One in three men and one in four women get cancer and I urge people who are diagnosed with cancer to check with our qualified nurses on our Cancer Helpline 13 11 20 before undergoing treatment from people who are promising 'miracle' cures," Ms Akkerman said.

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