2015 Cancer Update Series

The 21st year of the Cancer Council Update saw a series of free public lectures held on a broad range of cancer related topics, from cancer risks in the workplace, to genetic influencers. 

How to prevent cancer: lessons from research 

The opening talk of the 2015 Cancer Council Update Series by Professor David Whiteman, Group Leader, Cancer Control Group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. 


Stacking the odds against cancer occurrence and recurrence

Professor Annie Anderson shared a number of changes we can make in our everyday lives to reduce our risk of developing cancer.

Cancer in my family - do I need a test?

Dr Nicholas Pachter, Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Genetic Services of Western Australia explained how our genes can influence cancer risk.


Teaching old drugs new tricks - repurposing drugs to treat cancer

Professor Michael Millward, Foundation Chair of Clinical Cancer Research at University of Western Australia and consultant Medical Oncologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, explains how modern medicine is repurposing old drugs to fight cancer.


Living well through and beyond cancer treatment

Professor Sanchia Aranda, Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Council Australia, reveals some of the most important things you should know to keep well during and after cancer treatment. 

The cost of preventing cancer, does prevention pay?

Dr Frank Chaloupka, Professor of Economics and director at the University of Illinois's Institute for Health Research and Policy, reveals the financial costs and benefits of cancer prevention.

Rekindle - Getting the spark back after cancer

Dr Haryana Dhillon from the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making and School of Psychology at University of Sydney explains "Rekindle", an online program supporting cancer patients and their partners to get their spark back after cancer.


Could my work cause cancer?

Dr Tim Driscoll from University of Sydney's School of Public Medicine reveals some of the cancer-causing agents you may be exposed to at work, and how to avoid them.