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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…

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…

Workplaces urged to stand up for employee health

With the average Queenslander spending about one third of their life at work and figures showing that 4 in 10 adults aren’t active enough*, Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging more workplaces to take a stronger stand on employee health.  Sedentary behaviour is emerging as an important risk factor for poor health and half of all workers have jobs that…

2019 health and wellness resolution list – let’s make them stick!

With another year on its way, thousands of Queenslanders will be setting a New Year’s Resolution for 2019 and Cancer Council Queensland is determined to help make them stick. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said establishing a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your cancer risk. “Last year, health and fitness topped the…