September 2010

Wednesday 1 September, 2010


Bet against sunburn at this year's Spring Racing Carnival

Wednesday 29 September 2010
With spectacular spring racing just around the corner, Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging race-goers to be SunSmart and remember to Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide!

Italian community to benefit from free cancer forum

Wednesday 29 September 2010
The Italian community of Melbourne is invited to a special cancer information session being presented by Cancer Council Victoria in partnership with The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Relatives of young breast cancer patients concerned about risk urged to call Helpline

Wednesday 29 September 2010
People with questions about their risk and family history are encouraged to call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20, following the release of new research to be published in the British Journal of Cancer today.

Smokers spend one-year of working life lighting up

Wednesday 29 September 2010
Employers are being reminded they have a real opportunity to increase workplace productivity by helping their employees quit, after a new survey revealed the average smoker spends more than a year of their working life on cigarette breaks.

New research: Tanning attitudes changing, but not fast enough for melanoma rates

Sunday 12 September 2010
On the 30-year anniversary of the Slip! Slop! Slap! campaign, SunSmart today released new research on tanning and issued a strong warning to young people not to put vanity before their health.

Junk food tax must fund price cuts for healthy foods

Wednesday 8 September 2010
The Obesity Policy Coalition has responded to the Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention report (ACE-Prevention) by supporting the recommendation of a 10% junk food tax but only if it was implemented in concert with subsidies to reduce the cost of healthy foods.

Rally your girlfriends for Girls Night In

Thursday 2 September 2010
Don’t feel like shaving your head or running a marathon? Then get your girls together and have some fun! This October, thousands of women across Australia will be hosting a Girls Night In to raise funds for women’s cancers.

Lucy's story

Wednesday 1 September 2010
I've always been very aware of the importance of regular Pap tests, as my Mum had early-stage cervical cancer in her 30s. She encouraged me to start having regular Pap tests when I turned 18 and I followed her advice, albeit begrudgingly!