Blog Topic: Media releases

Tuesday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day This World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organisation has declared the theme as Tobacco: Threat to our environment and is why Cancer Council NSW is highlighting that a major reduction in smoking rates is the most effective way to reduce tobacco-related environmental damage. It is also […]

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How PayPal is doing good for the month of July. Cancer Council seeks to partner with businesses that are like minded, and share their vision of a cancer free future, so we are excited that for the month of July, Cancer Council is partnering with PayPal Giving Fund. Through their Give at Checkout program, shoppers […]

It is predicted that in 2023 over 53,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in NSW alone, yet a new study by us shows that a significant number of these people are not getting the vital information and support they need. The study found that just 30% of those who had been diagnosed, or knew […]

Cancer Council NSW welcomes today’s announcement from the NSW Government to improve financial assistance for people living in rural and regional NSW to access cancer and medical treatment.   The charity commends the comprehensive changes to the Isolated Patient Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), announced by the Minister for Regional Health, The Hon Bronnie Taylor, […]

New research by the Daffodil Centre, a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney, shows that 1.45 million Australians will die of cancer over the 25-year period from 2020-2044 without major new government investments in prevention, early detection and patient care.  The study, published in the Lancet Public Health, is the […]

Tuesday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day This World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organisation has declared the theme as Tobacco: Threat to our environment and is why Cancer Council NSW is highlighting that a major reduction in smoking rates is the most effective way to reduce tobacco-related environmental damage. It is also […]

May 27-3 June, National Reconciliation Week 2022  This National Reconciliation Week, Australians are being encouraged to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation. Cancer Council NSW is encouraging all Australians to get screened and improve the cancer screening rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.   “We know that Aboriginal and Torres […]

Cancer Council commends ‘zero tolerance’ for unlawful sales   Cancer Council NSW has commended the NSW Government’s “zero tolerance” of nicotine e-cigarette sales without a doctor’s prescription, following a major increase in the volume of illegal products seized in 2022 compared with the past two years.  Director of Cancer Prevention and Advocacy at Cancer Council NSW, […]

New data reveals that only one in five Australians feel very confident that they’d know how to support a cancer patient. Knowing what to say to a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with cancer can be hard. Annette Beattie, Supportive Care Manager at Cancer Council NSW, shares 10 things you could  say […]

We are excited to announce a new national partnership with social enterprise digital fundraising Amazing Change.