July 2016

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Go dry this July and support Cancer Council NSW.

Dry JulyDry July is a fundraiser that challenges you to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer.

This year, funds raised through Dry July will go towards supporting our two new projects.



The Sydney Harbour 10K and 5K

sydney_harbour_10kThese events are great opportunities to bring your friends and family together for a run on the flat, fast course around Sydney Harbour’s most beautiful locations.

Through your fundraising efforts we will be able to support the 1 in 2 Australians affected by cancer in their lifetime.


Message from CEO Jim L’Estrange

jim-lestrangeDaffodil Day is fast approaching and this year we proudly celebrate 30 years.

As you know, Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known events and has raised over $133 million nationally for life-saving cancer research, support services and prevention programs, which is a fantastic achievement.

But more than this, Daffodil Day is a special day where we proudly show the daffodil, and the hope that it represents, across the whole NSW community.

All of this is possible only thanks to people like you – we couldn’t do it without the support of thousands of volunteers on the day and a community that gives so generously.

If you’re a long-term supporter of Daffodil Day, thank you for your dedication, passion and contribution over the years and I hope you’ll join us again this year.

If you’ve never participated before, I really encourage you to get involved. Daffodil Day is a great opportunity for us interact face-to-face with the community and thank them for supporting the work of Cancer Council NSW. 

For more information about Daffodil Day 2016 and to get involved, click here.


Personal stories and expert knowledge Watch and listen anywhere, anytime, on any device

Cancer Council NSW webinars are online seminars you can watch on your computer or mobile device.

Webinars enable many people – in different geographic locations – to share a common experience in real-time and to interact via chat with the presenters and participants.

Our webinars are recorded, enabling you to view the webinar at your convenience after the live event.

All registrants are emailed a link to the recording, a copy of the relevant Powerpoint, and a list of resources for future reference.


Updated ‘Understanding Cancer’ publications

Cancer Council is pleased to release a new online fact sheetUnderstanding Anal Cancer.

Each year about 400 people across Australia are diagnosed with this cancer. The fact sheet provides evidence-based information about the risk factors for anal cancer; the symptoms; how it is diagnosed and treated; and suggested questions for your medical team.

To download this and all the other information resources listed below, go to: cancercouncil.com.au/publications

New booklet editions

Rights coverSeveral Understanding Cancer information resources have recently been clinically reviewed and updated, and new editions of the following titles are now available:

Understanding Bladder Cancer

Understanding Chronic Leukaemia

Understanding Surgery

Exercise for People Living with Cancer

Cancer of the Unknown Primary

Cancer Care and Your Rights

Sexuality, Intimacy and Cancer

Fertility and Cancer

Latest eBook titles

In addition, new eBook editions are now available to download to read on your iPad, tablet or eReader, including:

Understanding Skin Cancer, Understanding Chronic Leukaemia, Understanding Surgery, Emotions and Cancer, and Sexuality, Intimacy and Cancer.


Have you completed the Volunteer Expectations course yet?

Volunteer Expectations is a 20 min online course for all existing and new volunteers. It covers our Code of Conduct and what to do if you encounter fraud, bullying and harassment, or discrimination.

We know many people have been volunteering at Cancer Council NSW for a long time so will already be aware of some of this, but it’s important to us to keep all volunteers up to date with the latest information.

If you haven’t already done so, jump online to complete the course at cancercouncil.ecreators.com.au and log in with your email address. If you’ve forgotten your password, simply request a new one.

Contact Kate Angelucci 02 9334 1913 or email katea@nswcc.org.au if you need any help.


Cancer Council Conversations Blog

The Cancer Council Conversations Blog brings you the latest from experts in the fields of cancer research, prevention and support.

Find out how to help reduce you and your family’s risk of cancer, information about managing cancer and survivorship, our research discoveries and stories from our volunteers and supporters.

Currently featured articles include:

Aussie women’s sevens rugby team winners on and off the pitch

How to handle stigma with certain cancers

Bowel cancer: what are the facts?

The practical side of the end of life can be daunting

Thai soup to go


Cancer Council NSW research

Research_Icons_71x71In the last 10 years we have awarded well over $130 million to Australia’s best and brightest cancer researchers.

With your help, a total of 77 vital cancer research projects were funded in 2015.

In 2016, we announced that an additional $12.5 million would be awarded to 14 research teams who are starting brand new research endeavours.


Regional offices information


Metro Sydney news

regions_mapGreater Western Sydney news

Hunter Central Coast news

Northern NSW news

Western NSW news

Southern NSW news


In the news


Relay For Life news

The silence was so loud I knew Clare had died

Leukemia pill could help ovarian cancer

Liposuction surgery offers hope for cancer survivors with lymphoedema

Cancer survivors suffer little-known ‘survivor guilt’

e-cigarettes non-toxic?

Experimental immunotherapy drug reduces rare tumour size ‘drastically’

Why elephants rarely get cancer, human implications


Email volunteervacancies@nswcc.org.au or call 13 11 20 for all volunteer enquiries.Contact us

Forward all feedback and contributions to volunteervoice@nswcc.org.au.

To contact any of the Cancer Council NSW Regional Offices click on the link.