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Queensland cancer chief honoured with top award

Cancer Council Queensland CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn, has been appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in recognition of distinguished service to cancer control. The Queen’s Birthday Honours List acknowledges Professor Dunn’s contribution to the field of psycho-oncology through local and international promotion of innovative cancer care. Fewer than 2,220 Australians have received the…

Queenslanders urged to take life-saving bowel test

Queenslanders aged 50 and over are being urged to screen for bowel cancer, with the launch of the state’s first ever TV campaign promoting the life-saving benefits of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Developed by Cancer Council with funding from the Australian Government, the campaign follows a federal budget announcement that the free screening…

Cancer Council takes on women’s cancers!

The statistics are compelling – around 10 women every day in Queensland receive the devastating news that they have breast or gynaecological cancer. About 4000 Queensland women will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer this year, and sadly more than 750 women will die from breast or gynaecological cancer. Cancer Council Queensland has launched a…

Newspoll survey shows tea an old-time favourite for Queenslanders – let’s make it count!

A national newspoll survey has revealed Queenslanders class tea as an all-time favourite beverage – with regular black reigning as tea of choice, and most connoisseurs preferring to sip their favourite brew out of a mug. The Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Newspoll survey, conducted nationally among adults aged 18-64, found a whopping majority…

Volunteers powering for a cancer free future: Cancer Council says ‘Thanks!’

National Volunteer Week (12-18 May): Volunteers have been recognised this week by Cancer Council Queensland for contributing to improved cancer survival rates in Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn, paid tribute to the organisation’s 40,000 volunteers. “Volunteers are vital to cancer control. They work each day within the community to promote cancer prevention…

Give the gift of giving this Mother’s Day!

Cancer Council is giving the gift of giving this Mother’s Day, inviting Queenslanders to create a personalised vintage eCard for Mum while making a donation towards beating women’s cancers. More than 4000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer this year, and around 750 will die from breast or gynaecological cancer. Cancer Council Queensland…

Brisbane sippers will make every cup count!

Brisbane residents will make every cup count on Thursday May 22 at morning teas throughout the city and the Stamford Plaza will join millions of everyday Aussies putting the kettle on for the 21st Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea! Channel 7’s Liz Cantor and 96Five Family Show’s Liam Renton will host the high tea, where guests…

Queensland, raise your cups for chari-tea!

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift asks all Queenslanders to raise their cups in the fight against cancer this May 22, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Pop the kettle on and tuck into some delicious morning tea treats – there truly has never been an easier way to make a difference in the fight against cancer!…

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