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What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?


26 September 2017

Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun. But what's actually happening in the skin during a sunburn?

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Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight

Terry Slevin
8 September 2017

The alcohol industry has been misleading the public about the real link between alcohol and cancer, with tactics similar to those used by the tobacco industry

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Three charts on: cancer rates in Australia, where liver cancer is on the rise while other types fall

Terry Slevin
26 June 2017

Liver cancer is a looming health threat in Australia, recent findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) Burden of Cancer report suggest.

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Progress in cancer treatment and care


1 October 2013

Four decades ago, the science of cancer control was being adapted to overall cancer surveillance in Australia. The notion of a specialist cancer doctor had not been generally adopted, but was beginning.

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea turns 20 - a time to reflect on progress in cancer control


17 May 2013

Rumour has it there is a single cure for cancer locked away from those who need it. This is one of the most popular cancer myths propagated online. But how can this be?

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