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Be SunSmart - 5 things to remember from September!

Tuesday 1 September 2009
UV radiation levels are already rising in Victoria so don't wait until summer to use sun protection. In Victoria, from September through to the end of April average UV levels are 3 and above, which is when UV radiation can damage skin and eyes and lead to skin cancer.

Fat chance to fix obesity without govt keeping the pressure on industry

Tuesday 1 September 2009
A coalition of peak health bodies has welcomed the obesity recommendations of the National Preventative Health Taskforce, but warns the government needs to be strong and hold industry to account while focusing on interventions that will deliver the greatest gains to our community.

Final kids TV advertising standards leave Australian children vulnerable to exploitation

Tuesday 1 September 2009
The final version of the Children's Television Standards released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has failed to protect our children, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition's senior adviser, Jane Martin.

Strong leadership needed to reverse alcohol harms

Tuesday 1 September 2009
A Coalition of health agencies has endorsed the National Preventative Health Taskforce's recommendations on alcohol warning labels, implementing an independent advertising regulator and taxation and price reforms.

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes new SunSmart funding on Daffodil Day

Friday 28 August 2009
One million dollars in new funding announced today for a skin cancer prevention campaign in Victoria has been welcomed by Cancer Council Victoria, as volunteers work tirelessly throughout the state on Daffodil Day.

UICC President calls on Governments to follow Victorian lead

Tuesday 25 August 2009
The Victorian Government's commitment to improvements in cancer survival rates has been showcased at the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin.

Smokers at increased risk of cervical cancer

Tuesday 18 August 2009
Many of us are aware smoking causes lung cancer, what's not commonly known is that smoking increases your risk of developing cancer of the cervix. Recent figures indicate 49% of Indigenous women smoke, which places Indigenous women at higher risk of developing the deadly disease.

Unprecedented cervical cancer vaccine uptake

Tuesday 18 August 2009
Record numbers of Australian women aged 18 to 26 have taken up the first dose of the government's free cervical cancer vaccine. Preliminary data indicates a national uptake of 35% to 60%.

Australian fashion designers support blooming good cause

Thursday 13 August 2009
Akira Isogawa, Arthur Galan, Bettina Liano, Flamingo Sands, J'Aton, JASONGRECH, Jayson Brunsdon, Jenny Bannister, White Suede, LIFEwithBIRD and Lady Petrova have all created Daffodil Day inspired fashion pieces that reflect what Daffodil Day is all about - hope and inspiration.

Senate passes alcopops bill: a victory for health says Alcohol Policy Coalition

Thursday 13 August 2009
A Coalition of health agencies has welcomed the Senate's decision today to pass the "alcopops bill".

Video: Join the fight this Daffodil Day

Monday 3 August 2009
One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85. They're people just like Morgyn Glyndwr, who was diagnosed with cancer at just 2 years of age. In this video, Morgyn's grandmother, Anne Lindell, describes the devastating effect Morgyn's cancer diagnosis had on the family.

Hope blooms this Daffodil Day - Friday 28 August

Monday 27 July 2009
Cancer Council Victoria is calling on people to support Daffodil Day this August to bring hope to the 70 Victorians diagnosed with cancer each day.

New report confirms solarium cancer danger

Thursday 30 July 2009
A new international report has upgraded the cancer risk from solariums to the highest risk category, alongside tobacco and asbestos.

Early successes by partner company, Cancer CRC

Wednesday 29 July 2009
Cancer Council Victoria's partner company, the Cancer Cooperative Research Centre Pty Ltd (CTx), set up only 2 years ago, has recorded significant progress in its quest to discover new, effective small molecule cancer drugs from Australian research.

Shouting the World Cancer Campaign message from the mountain-tops!

Wednesday 29 July 2009
Cancer advocate Brosie McCann (Australia) will today begin his ascent up Africa's tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the 2009 World Cancer Campaign 'I love my healthy active childhood'.
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