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World-first centre celebrates 10 years of advancing law to stop cancer

Friday 1 April 2022

A decade after launching as the only centre of its kind in the world, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer continues to have global impact shaping laws that prevent cancer and protect people affected by it.

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‘Food Fight’ launches to protect kids from unhealthy food and drink advertising

Thursday 31 March 2022

Cancer Council Victoria launches Food Fight, a new campaign to protect children from unhealthy food and drink advertising.

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A bad mix: tobacco and alcohol together increase cancer risk

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Individually, tobacco and alcohol cause thousands of cancer diagnoses in Australia each year. But what many aren’t aware of is that for some cancers, the combined effect of alcohol and tobacco is even greater than the sum of their individual effects.

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The right side of the numbers

Monday 6 September 2021

Matt was only 37 when he received heartbreaking news from his oncologist; “I have good and bad news. The good news is the melanoma in your groin is responding to the radiotherapy. The bad news is that it’s now in your bones. I’m sorry, the cancer has progressed to stage 4.” As a single parent to 7-year-old Nixon, Matt’s greatest fears suddenly felt very real.

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Beyond Dry July: Kathryn shares how going alcohol free changed her life

Thursday 19 August 2021

This July – despite many of us enduring lockdowns and the many restrictions and stresses that come with being stuck at home – over 38,000 Australians gave up alcohol as part of Dry July, to raise funds for people affected by cancer. For Kathryn, who celebrated 2 years of being alcohol-free this July, giving it up has given her more than she imagined.

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E-cigarettes too easy for teens to access

Thursday 20 May 2021

E-cigarette use is climbing among teenagers due to dodgy online marketing and influence from their peers. But we’re developing resources to educate our kids.

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Hype or hope? Cancer marker tests sold online

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Ads for direct-to-consumer cancer marker tests claim they can detect cancer without needing to see a doctor. Do they live up to their promises?

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Teens presenting to hospital with sunburn. We need to do better.

Tuesday 2 March 2021

Sunburn on a child or adolescent means something has gone wrong in our duty of care to protect the younger generation. It’s a condition that’s particularly hard to stomach given sunburn is almost always preventable. It simply should never happen.

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