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Experts take major step towards maximising benefits and minimising harms from prostate cancer testing

Draft guidelines for Australia released at World Cancer Congress 2014 World Cancer Congress. Melbourne, Australia: Leading Australian cancer agencies are seeking community and professional input into draft clinical practice guidelines aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harms of use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer. Released today for public…

Queensland cancer chief appointed to global board

Cancer Council Queensland CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn AO, has been appointed to the Board of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Professor Dunn was elected a Director by international colleagues at the UICC General Assembly and World Cancer Congress in Melbourne. CEO of the UICC, Mr Cary Adams, congratulated Jeff on the appointment. “UICC…

Queensland leads world with new e-cigarette laws

Queensland has become the first jurisdiction in the world to subject e-cigarettes to the same laws as tobacco cigarettes. Parliament last night passed a Bill which will prevent big tobacco from marketing the unproven product. The amendments to the Tobacco Act will become effective from 1 January 2015, and will ensure the same restrictions on…

Queenslanders weigh heavy on health report card

Queensland has claimed the title of the heaviest state in Australia, with one quarter of all deaths directly or indirectly linked to diet, the 2014 The Health of Queenslanders Report* has revealed. Cancer Council Queensland has backed calls from the Chief Health Officer for Queenslanders to get moving, bin the junk food and make better…

Thanks a bunch Queensland – Coles raises a blooming $487,000 for Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day!

Coles supermarkets and Coles Express are celebrating a record-breaking fundraising effort after raising their greatest amount ever, more than $2.8 million nationally for this year’s Daffodil Day campaign. In Queensland alone, Coles supermarkets and Coles Express customers helped to raise a blooming $487,306 throughout the Cancer Council campaign in August. Over the past 19 years,…

Cancer Council issues warning as heatwave looms

Cancer Council is urging all Queenslanders to stay SunSmart and prioritise their health as a spring heatwave hits, with temperatures expected to reach 43 degrees in some parts of the state this weekend. Temperatures are set to reach an unseasonal 31 degrees on Saturday and Sunday in Brisbane, a top of 34 on Monday and…

Portion your plate to be a healthy weight, says Cancer Council

Queenslanders are being urged to portion their plates and stay mindful of meal sizes for optimum health, with new research revealing many Queenslanders are prone to overeating. Even when full, more than two in five Queenslanders always or mostly finish everything on their plate, increasing risks of overweight and obesity. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie…

A Sweet Ekka Experience – The Healthy Way

It’s Ekka time and Cancer Council Queensland has some tips for keeping healthy A challenge when Brisbane welcomes more than 24 tonnes of ice cream to tempt crowds of almost 400,000 people! From this Friday, August 8, Ekka will kick off with the help of 13 tonnes of strawberries, 20,000 toasted cheese sandwiches, 10,000 animals…

Declare “iCare” this Daffodil Day through new online campaign

Cancer Council Queensland has launched a new social media campaign calling on the community to take action and show support by buying a pin and wearing it proudly on Daffodil Day (August 22).  Cancer Council’s iCare social media campaign, now live at www.daffodilday.com.au/icare provides an easy platform for Queenslanders to share stories, show support for others impacted…

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