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Thursday 2 April 2020
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

International agreements to prevent NCDs: what exists, what’s proposed, and what difference might they make?

A look at international treaties to prevent NCDs and whether they can enhance accountability at the national level
Friday 27 March 2020
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

Health, NCDs, and human rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: Key resources

As we navigate COVID-19 together, we are sharing some important resources from our partners in the cancer and NCD community.
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Below the surface: Law and the roots of obesity in the Pacific

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have reached crisis levels in the Pacific, and obesity is one of the most visible indicators of that crisis. But it’s important to look deeper at this diverse region – comprised of thousands of islands spread over an area equivalent to 15% of the Earth’s surface – to understand the complex factors that contribute to its high obesity rates, and how law can be harnessed to address them.
Tuesday 25 February 2020

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern

The McCabe Centre's latest Melbourne Law School intern, Vanessa Wilson, shares her experiences during her internship, her interests around law and cancer, and her aspirations for the future. 
Tuesday 4 February 2020

The bravest thing that we can do for cancer is to work together for Universal Health Coverage

Today, on the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer’s eighth birthday, we reflect on the global momentum on Universal Health Coverage and its potential to address the cancer burden and inequalities in cancer worldwide.
Wednesday 8 January 2020

McCabe Centre awarded three-year grant to scale up Knowledge Hub work in the Pacific

We’re delighted to announce that the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has been awarded a three-year grant from the Australian Government Department of Health to support our work as a designated Knowledge Hub for the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
Friday 6 December 2019

Inaugural McCabe Centre Executive Workshop on Law and Noncommunicable Diseases

From 25 to 29 November 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer held an inaugural Executive Workshop focused on the effective use of law to prevent cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Thursday 21 November 2019

Our new brand and website: Advancing law to fight cancer

Imagine a world that is free from preventable cancer – and where people affected by cancer have equitable access to treatment and care.
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Reflections from Melbourne Law School interns

Our latest interns from Melbourne Law Schools, Max and Jonathan, share their experiences...
Wednesday 23 October 2019

Global cancer leaders meet in Kazakhstan

Around 350 global leaders in cancer control attended the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Tuesday 24 September 2019

Alumni gather at the Australian Embassy in the Philippines

On Tuesday, 10 September the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer hosted an Alumni Event at the Australian Embassy in Manila, the Philippines.
Tuesday 27 August 2019

Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities

Social inequalities range from how common cancer risks are, to access to pain and palliative care, to early detection and screening programs, to access to treatment, as all these factors compounds the inequalities between countries.
Thursday 8 August 2019

Life insurance industry bans itself from using genetic test results

An Australia-wide, industry-imposed freeze on the use of genetic information in life insurance applications has come into effect.
Thursday 13 June 2019

McCabe Centre and University of Melbourne strengthen collaboration

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer and University of Melbourne have strengthened an ongoing collaboration with Director, Jonathan Liberman, taking up an appointment as Associate Professor in Law and Global Health.
Monday 10 June 2019

McCabe Centre's 9th International Legal Training Course

Last month, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer welcomed 27 participants from 19 countries to Melbourne, Australia for its 9th International Legal Training Course.
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Thursday 2 April 2020
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

International agreements to prevent NCDs: what exists, what’s proposed, and what difference might they make?

A look at international treaties to prevent NCDs and whether they can enhance accountability at the national level
Friday 27 March 2020
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

Health, NCDs, and human rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: Key resources

As we navigate COVID-19 together, we are sharing some important resources from our partners in the cancer and NCD community.
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Below the surface: Law and the roots of obesity in the Pacific

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have reached crisis levels in the Pacific, and obesity is one of the most visible indicators of that crisis. But it’s important to look deeper at this diverse region – comprised of thousands of islands spread over an area equivalent to 15% of the Earth’s surface – to understand the complex factors that contribute to its high obesity rates, and how law can be harnessed to address them.
Tuesday 25 February 2020

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern

The McCabe Centre's latest Melbourne Law School intern, Vanessa Wilson, shares her experiences during her internship, her interests around law and cancer, and her aspirations for the future. 
Tuesday 4 February 2020

The bravest thing that we can do for cancer is to work together for Universal Health Coverage

Today, on the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer’s eighth birthday, we reflect on the global momentum on Universal Health Coverage and its potential to address the cancer burden and inequalities in cancer worldwide.