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Welcome to Cancer Council ACT

Cancer Council ACT
is a non government Not-For-Profit community organisation that aims to promote a healthier community by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the ACT region. The Council depends largely on the generosity of the ACT and surrounding community providing donations and supporting fundraising initiatives.

Cancer Council ACT no longer operates a sun protection retail outlet at Fairbairn. To purchase high quality and affordable Cancer Council sun protection products visit our online shop or phone 1300 354 144 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm).  

New Website Coming Soon

Cancer Council ACT is eagerly awaiting the launch of its brand new website. Live in January 2015!

Happy Xmas from Cancer Council ACT 

Listen out for Sun Sound across Canberra public pools this Summer.



 News and Events

National Skin Cancer Action Week 16-22 Nov
Teens tone down tanning 10 years on, but sun protection still neglected.   Find out more

Cancer Council ACT retail outlet closed.
Purchase quality Cancer Council products online or   Find out more
SunSmart Early Childhood Program Turns 10 in Canberra.
Cancer Council ACT started awarding SunSmart status to ACT early childhood services in November 2004.   Find out more
Learn more about GI Cancer
The GI Cancer Institute will hold a free forum for people affected by gastrointestinal cancer on Tuesday 25 November.   Find out more
Skin cancer checks should not be offered in pharmacies.
AMA (NSW) and Australisian College of Dermatologists says people should buy sunscreen from chemists but see their doctor for skin cancer checks.   Find out more
2014 World Cancer Congress
Hosted by Cancer Council Australia, Melbourne 3-6 December 2014.   Find out more
The Sound of Summer.
Listen out for Cancer Council's Sun Sound at Canberra public pools this summer.   Find out more
Sun, Skin and Health
A new book published by CSIRO, edited by Terry Slevin, Cancer Council WA.   Find out more
Healthy Schools Network ACT launches new website.
At the Mental Health and Wellbeing Networking Dinner Friday 10 October 2014 at the AIS.   Find out more
Read our latest newsletter
The latest edition of The Council Chronicle is now available to read online.   Find out more
ACT eftpos shade winner announced today.
Congratulations to Campbell High School on being the lucky ACT recipient of a $25,000 eftpos shade grant.   Find out more
Melanoma rate falls among SunSmart generation
The melanoma rate is plummeting among the slip, slop, slap generation, according to an 18-year study of teenagers and young adults.   Find out more
Skin cancer fall a Slip Slop Slap triumph
New research showing skin cancer rates falling amongst younger Australians, thanks to sun safety messages.   Find out more
New Financial and Legal Matters Information Sheets
A range of new information sheets covering common legal and financial issues faced by people with cancer are now available.   Find out more
Cancer and fertility study
Are you able to take part in a study about cancer and fertility?   Find out more

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