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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.
Friday 31 May 2019

World No Tobacco Day: Don't let tobacco take your breath away

Today is World No Tobacco Day and the focus is on tobacco and lung health, highlighting the negative impact that tobacco has on people's lung health, and the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people, everywhere.
Friday 12 April 2019

Alumni in the Spotlight: Caroline

Alumni in the Spotlight showcases one of our alumni; their work and their impact in advancing law to fight cancer. Introducing Caroline, a lecturer at Kenyatta University School of Law and a Member of the Kenya Tobacco Control Board.
Friday 5 April 2019

Leaving no one behind: using law to achieve universal health coverage

World Health Day is marked annually on 7 April and this year the theme is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), highlighting the urgent need for all people, including those affected by cancer, to have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship.
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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.