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  • 9 February 2016

    A new Make smoking history campaign will launch on Sunday 14 February 2016. The campaign will use sponges as a powerful graphic image to show negative health effects have the greatest impact on adult smokers. For more information about the campaign visit the Make smoking history website.

  • 3 August 2015

    Application closing soon for the Cancer Council Queensland travel grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals


    Cancer Council Queensland is pleased to offer two travel grants for health professionals who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to attend an Australian national cancer conference during 2015.


    Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals who are Health Workers, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals or Doctors are able to apply.


    Applicants must be working in Queensland with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer.


    Applications close Monday August 10, 2015. Please email healthpros@cancerqld.org.au to receive your Application Guidelines and Travel Grant Application.

  • 6 July 2015

    Indigenous Queenslanders affected by cancer are set to benefit from a project to establish Queensland's first Indigenous Cancer Advocacy Network.

    The project will train Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to take action towards overcoming systemic barriers to accessing culturally appropriate cancer prevention, treatment, and support.

    Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson, Katie Clift, said training would be provided at three sites in Queensland and then rolled out statewide.

    'The project will motivate and empower Indigenous Queenslanders to take action around issues of concern, particularly in relation to improving cancer prevention, treatment and support,' Ms Clift said.

    'Importantly, it aims to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with health agencies, community organisations, and all arms of government to work together in closing the gap. Creating a supportive network will allow Indigenous advocates to build capacity and draw attention to cancer-related health issues, to foster positive change in their communities. Ultimately, the network will be empowered to encourage greater access to prevention programs, earlier diagnosis, improved treatment and culturally sensitive support services that lead to better outcomes for Indigenous Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer.'


     


    Read full story here.

  • 2 July 2015

    Check out this new Education Officer job for Cancer Council Western Australia closing 13 July 2015.

  • 29 June 2015

    Hi Victorian mob members, visit the Victorian Cancer Council website to connect you with cancer information and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; help you to make choices about cancer. 

  • 23 June 2015

    Cancer Council Queensland launches travel grant for health professionals who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

    Cancer Council Queensland is pleased to offer two travel grants for health professionals who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to attend an Australian national cancer conference during 2015.

    Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals who are Health Workers, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals or Doctors are able to apply.

    Applicants must be working in Queensland with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer.

    Applications close Monday 10 August 2015.

    Please email healthpros@cancerqld.org.au to receive your Application Guidelines and Travel Grant Application.

  • 22 June 2015

    Let's talk cancer prevention and living with cancer 
    The Let’s talk news is a e-bulletin developed by Cancer Council Western Australia to share on-the-spot news and information about cancer prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, and support for Aboriginal West Australians.

  • 7 May 2015

    The WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network is currently reviewing the palliative care medications resources, specifically the Evidence based clinical guidelines for adults in the terminal phase (colloquially known as the palliative care flipchart) and the Essential palliative care medications lists for community pharmacists and general practitioners.


    Clinicians who are familiar with these resources are invited to participate in a short survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


    Please click on the link below to access the survey:


    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G9LK2L9


    For reference purposes, copies of the palliative care medication resources can be accessed online.


    Closing date for the survey is Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 9.00 am.


    Thank you for your interest and participation in the survey. If you have any queries please email the Palliative Care team.

  • 6 May 2015

    New Primary Health Program Coordinator position available with Cancer Council Victoria, closing date 25 May 2015.

  • 4 May 2015

    Vaccine brings down cervical cancer cases but not at the same rate for Indigenous women


    There has been a sharp fall in the number of young Australian women being detected with signs of early cervical cancer since the introduction of the Gardasil vaccine, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


    However, while figures show an improvement in rates for non-Indigenous women in the Cervical Screening in Australia 2012-13 report, with figured being halved between the introduction of the National cervical screening program in 1991 and 2002, they do not apply in equal measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.


    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's rate of new cases of cervical cancer is twice that of non-Indigenous women and the death rates are four times as high.