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Leading the world in tobacco control

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Australia.

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Curing Australia's national cancer

Thursday 14 February 2019

Cancer Council funded researcher, Professor Grant McArthur, has dedicated his career to curing melanoma.

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Valued ‘vollies’ facing personal journey

Thursday 14 February 2019

Once a year, we pay special tribute to all our amazing volunteers including veteran ‘vollies’ John and Elaine. Sadly their work's just become far more personal.

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4 in 5 Australians don’t apply enough sunscreen – are you one of them?

Wednesday 13 February 2019

We’ve got some tips to help you apply sunscreen effectively and stay protected.

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How one gift helped tackle bowel cancer

Wednesday 13 February 2019

It started with a gift in a Will. One family left a sizable donation because they wanted to help. “Had I not done the bowel screen, I'd have been organising palliative care,” says cancer survivor Louise.

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Outsmarting ovarian cancer

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Professor Clare Scott is working to improve treatment outcomes for one of the most deadly cancers affecting Australian women.

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Understanding and managing ‘chemo brain’

Wednesday 13 February 2019

It’s real and you’re not alone. ‘Chemo brain’ is common in people with cancer, affecting their ability to manage at home, school or work. Here are some tips on how to find your way through the fog.

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Treating cancers without creating new ones

Wednesday 13 February 2019

A new post-doctoral study at La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science aims to investigate kinder treatments for cancer patients; addressing the sometimes severe and tragic side effects of current therapies.

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Improving the lives of Australian men living with prostate cancer

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Associate Professor David Smith is leading one of the world’s longest studies into the experiences of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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