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New data reveals childhood cancer burden in Australia

While childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia, mortality rates have decreased by 38 per cent over the last two decades, new Cancer Council Queensland figures show. The latest data* from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, which is independently managed and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, has been released for International Childhood Cancer Day…

Get familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms this February

This February, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queensland women to get in the know – to understand symptoms of the disease and to give themselves the best prospects for surviving it. Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest cancers to detect and is the leading cause of death from gynecological cancer, with less than half of all women diagnosed surviving five years. Cancer Council…

Awareness appeal launched as research reveals impact of physical inactivity and obesity on cancer burden 

As new research* has revealed the number of cancer cases that would be potentially avoidable if the prevalence of overweight and inactivity could be reduced, Cancer Council Queensland has launched a new awareness campaign. The forecast, released this World Cancer Day (February 4), has shown that over 200,000 cancer cases could be avoided in Australia…

Statement: Cancer Council Australia position on non-health public policy issues

January 31, 2019 Statement Cancer Council as a federation has no public position on matters of economic and financial public policy, other than an ongoing position calling for greater public investment in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, care and research. Public comments from Cancer Council Queensland (a sovereign member of the Cancer Council federation) in…

Become a SunSmart school – protect children from harmful UV rays

Kids in hats at a SunSmart School

Letter to the Editor January 31, 2018  Dear Editor, Queensland’s sun is harsh. We have the unfortunate title of the skin cancer capital of the world and when children are at school, daily ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels are at their peak. This brings responsibility to schools, as well as a wonderful opportunity to educate children about UV and engender sun protective behaviours as…

Students asked to rock the chop for Ponytail Project and cancer

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on students across the state to register for the Ponytail Project this year and rock the chop! The fundraising campaign encourages high school students to chop off their ponytails to raise funds for Queenslanders affected by cancer. The Ponytail Project originated in 2015 at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School after a member…

Healthy lunchboxes for healthy kids

It’s back-to-school time and Cancer Council Queensland is lifting the lid on lunchboxes, encouraging parents to prioritise healthy options to boost their kids’ brain power, and keep them healthier and happier. Research shows there is a strong link between diet and better concentration, but less than six per cent of children are meeting the recommendation for daily serves of vegetables.* Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

Australia Day sunburn warning

With Australia Day just around the corner and ultraviolet radiation levels predicted to be extreme, Cancer Council Queensland is urging people to enjoy the day the SunSmart way! According to the Queensland Government, half of all Queensland adults and children are sunburnt on a yearly basis* and 133 sunburn cases were treated by Queensland emergency departments in the first half of last year.** Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms…

Alumni News January 2019

Welcome Happy New Year and welcome to the fourth edition of our Friends of CCQ newsletter! 2018 was a great year for us at Cancer Council Queensland. I feel very proud of what was achieved and very appreciative of the hard work put in by employees, volunteers and supporters. Wonderful outcomes are only made possible…

Letter to the Editor: Help us tackle tobacco

Dear Editor, Rates of daily smoking are more than double among adults living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas compared to those in advantaged areas – putting those people’s health and lives at risk On behalf of Cancer Council Queensland, I encourage social and community service organisations to help us to stamp out smoking by joining our…