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Inadequate shade puts Queensland kids at risk

Inadequate shade structures at pools, playgrounds and parks may be putting Queensland kids at increased risk of skin cancer, according to new national research. Cancer Council Queensland has called on State and local governments to ensure all outdoor recreational areas in Queensland have adequate shade cover to best protect children from the sun. The move…

Chilly change calls to stock up on your Chari-tea essentials!

The chilly change in Queensland temperatures calls for something warm! Why not make your dollar count by buying a 2014 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea mug and celebrate with your favorite toasty brew this May? Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is fast approaching, with all Queenslanders invited to pop the kettle on this May 22…

Cancer Council supports new quit smoking ads

Cancer Council Queensland has backed a new advertising campaign launched by the State Government today designed to help young Queensland’s quit smoking. The campaign uses the 70s hit ‘All By Myself’ to send an emotional message to smokers aged 25 to 44, to help them seek support to quit. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift…

Cancer Council joins global call to cut down sugar

Cancer Council Queensland has joined the World Health Organisation in advising adults to significantly reduce the amount of sugar in their diet – the latest move to combat rising obesity. New draft guidelines issued by the WHO recommend that sugar should make up less than 10 per cent of a person’s daily energy intake, advising…

Stopping the spread of deadly skin cancer

Queensland scientists are working to stop the spread of one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer thanks to a $200,000 research grant awarded by Cancer Council Queensland. There is currently no treatment for metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that has spread to distant skin sites, lymph nodes or internal organs) that has a proven impact…

Stay SunSmart, and Stay Pretty Forever

Cancer Council Queensland has backed the State Government’s latest sun safety campaign aimed at helping young Queensland women reduce their risk of skin cancer. Project SPF (Stay Pretty Forever) has today launched a competition inviting Queenslanders to design a sun safe, fashion-forward outfit to win a mentorship with fashion designer Julie Grbac. Queenslanders aged 16-24…

You don’t have to be a doctor, scientist or millionaire to beat cancer – make the pledge in 2014!

Cancer – it’s the nation’s top health concern, it impacts one in two people directly by age 85 and takes the lives of around 8000 Queenslanders each year. Today, Cancer Council Queensland is inviting Queenslanders to help beat the disease with the launch of the 2014 I Can for Cancer campaign! Cancer Council Queensland’s I…

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