Tag: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Learn what we are doing to address smoking this NAIDOC Week.

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For NAIDOC Week this year, we spoke with Uncle Clarke Scott, Cancer Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee member.

New research shows lowering bowel cancer screening age for Aboriginal people could reduce death and incidence rates by up to 44%.

Australia is on track to eliminating cervical cancer, but more needs to be done to help Indigenous women.

We partnered with Waminda South Coast Women’s health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation on the Tackling Tobacco program.

Photo: Fred Binge and daughter Teena A cancer diagnosis and any mention of palliative care is troubling, but for Teena’s dad, Aboriginal community leader Frederick (Fred) Binge, extra hurdles that need not have been there, lay on his path.  When Fred was told by a doctor in 2013 that his liver cancer was terminal, while […]

It’s NAIDOC Week, and Cancer Council NSW’s Aboriginal web resource is turning one. The website was launched last year to raise cancer awareness, offer support services and provide information for Aboriginal communities around the state. So far the interaction has been really positive. Cancer is the second most common cause of death for Aboriginal people, […]

This National Reconciliation Week, Cancer Council NSW are urgently calling on the NSW Government to increase the Aboriginal workforce in cancer services across the state. We know that the update of the NSW Government’s ‘Good Health – Great Jobs’ NSW Health Aboriginal Workforce Strategic Framework 2011-2015 will be finalised in the first half of this […]

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As we recognise National Close the Gap day across the country this week, Cancer Council NSW has renewed calls for an increased Aboriginal cancer workforce to help improve cancer survival in Aboriginal communities. This comes as new Cancer Council NSW research reveals that Aboriginal people are 68 per cent more likely to die from bowel […]