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Watch our latest video: Changing the lobster nation

From the 1980s till today, Cancer Council has been front and centre in skin cancer prevention. Join us as we take a step back in time to the campaign that started it all – Slip! Slop! Slap!

With your help, we’ve come a long way in skin cancer prevention, but as long as the sun shines on Australia, we won’t stop working to reduce melanoma rates and save lives.

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With your help, our research is making an impact

The exciting breakthroughs and discoveries made by Cancer Council researchers are all thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

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The Australian Government has updated the cervical cancer screening program for women. Cancer Council's leading experts have come together to explain what this means for you.

 

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Aged 50-74? Put your mind at rest.

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. When your kit arrives in the mail – make sure you do the test, it could save your life. 

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Get sun set.

Cancer Council has launched a national campaign, reminding Australians to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide using the latest range of sun protection products. 

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Watch our latest video: Changing the lobster nation

From the 1980s till today, Cancer Council has been front and centre in skin cancer prevention. Join us as we take a step back in time to the campaign that started it all – Slip! Slop! Slap! Learn more
Learn more
Learn more

With your help, our research is making an impact

The exciting breakthroughs and discoveries made by Cancer Council researchers are all thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Learn more
Tell me more
Tell me more

What does this mean for me?

The Australian Government has updated the cervical cancer screening program for women. Cancer Council's leading experts have come together to explain what this means for you. Tell me more
Read more
Read more

Aged 50-74? Put your mind at rest.

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. Cancer Council is encouraging eligible Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. When your kit arrives in the mail – make sure you do the test, it could save your life. Read more
Find out more
Find out more

Get sun set.

Cancer Council has launched a national campaign, reminding Australians to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide using the latest range of sun protection products. Find out more
Learn more
Learn more

Watch our latest video: Changing the lobster nation

From the 1980s till today, Cancer Council has been front and centre in skin cancer prevention. Join us as we take a step back in time to the campaign that started it all – Slip! Slop! Slap! Learn more
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Parents right to worry about e-cigarettes and kids, says Cancer Council

19 February 2020 |

New research shows parents want tougher e-cigarette restrictions

New research highlighting parents’ concerns about the availability and promotion of e-cigarettes to teenagers supports the need for further action to protect young people, Cancer Council Australia said today.

A poll of more than 2,000 parents conducted by Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital…

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2 in 3 Aussie adults still bronzed

16 February 2020 |

New data released today shows that while fewer Aussie adults are deliberately seeking a tan, many continue to have tanned skin as a result of sun exposure, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

The latest figures from Cancer Council Australia’s National Sun Protection Survey show that the proportion of adults deliberately attempting to get a tan dropped from 15 per cent in 2003/04 to 11…

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Global survey highlights actions Australians want on cancer

4 February 2020 |

World Cancer Day survey shows Australians most concerned about affordable and equal access to cancer services

This World Cancer Day (Tuesday 4 February), Cancer Council Australia is calling for more action to reduce inequities in cancer outcomes, following a new global survey showing nearly half (45%) of all Australians believe Government…

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Leading health groups welcome new recommendations for embedding smoking cessation in healthcare

28 January 2020 |

Cancer Council Australia and Quit Victoria have welcomed new smoking cessation recommendations released today by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, saying the latest guide highlights the crucial role of health professionals in supporting smokers to quit and notes there is insufficient evidence to endorse the use of e-cigarettes for cessation.

The new evidence-based guidelines,…

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Power tools and asbestos don’t mix – especially at Christmas

19 December 2019 |

Power tools are always a popular choice at Christmas for DIY enthusiasts, but this year Cancer Council is encouraging gift recipients to do a free online course to minimise the risk of asbestos related disease in the future.

Professor Tim Driscoll,…

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Cancer Council research shows sun mistakes putting Aussies at risk

19 December 2019 |

With the UV index at extreme levels and many Australians aiming to beat the nationwide heatwave, Cancer Council Australia is reminding Australians to be vigilant about their sun protection, with new data showing we are making simple mistakes when it comes to protecting ourselves from sunburn.

The latest data from the National Sun Protection Survey has shown that nearly 40% of adults who…

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Parents right to worry about e-cigarettes and kids, says Cancer Council

19 February 2020 |

New research shows parents want tougher e-cigarette restrictions

New research highlighting parents’ concerns about the availability and promotion of e-cigarettes to teenagers supports the need for further action to protect young people, Cancer Council Australia said today.

A poll of more than 2,000 parents conducted by Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital…

Read more

2 in 3 Aussie adults still bronzed

16 February 2020 |

New data released today shows that while fewer Aussie adults are deliberately seeking a tan, many continue to have tanned skin as a result of sun exposure, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

The latest figures from Cancer Council Australia’s National Sun Protection Survey show that the proportion of adults deliberately attempting to get a tan dropped from 15 per cent in 2003/04 to 11…

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What’s the bravest thing we can do for cancer this World Cancer Day?


4 February 2020

February 4 is the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and this year we are celebrating the progress Australia has made in cancer, while recognising that there is still a long way to go to reach a cancer free future.

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The birth of Slip, Slop, Slap and the science behind nation-wide behaviour change


23 January 2020

Former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, David Hill, shares how science was used to change a nation's attitude towards skin cancer and its prevention with iconic programs and campaigns such as ‘Slip, Slop, Slap,’ and ‘Timebomb.’

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What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt? A dermatologist explains


22 November 2019

Too many Australians pay with their lives for their past sun exposure, with over 2,000 dying from skin cancer each year. The good news is skin cancer is primarily a preventable cancer.

Continue reading What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt? A dermatologist explains


Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities.


31 July 2019

Australia has some of the best cancer survival rates in the world, but unfortunately this success story masks some stark inequalities. For instance, Australia’s most disadvantaged populations are 37 percent more likely to die of cancer than the richest.

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Why men with cancer need improved emotional support throughout their cancer experience


5 July 2019

The focus on men’s physical health in preventing cancer is important, but it’s also critical that we promote men’s emotional health, particularly for those living with cancer.

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What’s the bravest thing we can do for cancer this World Cancer Day?


4 February 2020

February 4 is the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and this year we are celebrating the progress Australia has made in cancer, while recognising that there is still a long way to go to reach a cancer free future.

Continue reading What’s the bravest thing we can do for cancer this World Cancer Day?

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The birth of Slip, Slop, Slap and the science behind nation-wide behaviour change


23 January 2020

Former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, David Hill, shares how science was used to change a nation's attitude towards skin cancer and its prevention with iconic programs and campaigns such as ‘Slip, Slop, Slap,’ and ‘Timebomb.’

Continue reading The birth of Slip, Slop, Slap and the science behind nation-wide behaviour change

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