Monday 10 June 2019
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
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 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
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.
Thursday 28 March 2019
Our latest interns, Melissa and Eliza, share what motivates and interests them, what they did during their internship, and where they see themselves going in the future.
Tuesday 29 January 2019
In the third and final Perspective of our air pollution series we consider the obstacles to regulation of air pollution as a non-communicable disease risk factor.
Friday 25 January 2019
This is the second Perspective in our series on air pollution where we examine the legal and regulatory measures available to governments to address air pollution.
Tuesday 22 January 2019
The first article in our series looks at the links between air pollution and NCDs and the need to address air pollution within health and broader sustainable development agendas.
Thursday 20 December 2018
From 19 to 23 November, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer held its inaugural Alumni Workshop in Melbourne, Australia.
Wednesday 19 December 2018
In November, 27 government lawyers and policymakers from 24 countries joined the McCabe Centre in Melbourne for a one-week Plain Packaging Workshop on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Decision.
Wednesday 31 October 2018
The final Perspective of the Informed Financial Consent series further explores the importance and meaning of informed financial consent, and suggests that the legal costs disclosure obligations placed on lawyers can serve as a model for a legal duty for doctors to discuss and disclose costs.
Wednesday 24 October 2018
This second Perspective of the Informed Financial Consent series sets out the importance of informed financial consent to patients and why disclosing the costs of medical treatment is, and should be, part of a doctor’s duty of informed consent.
Thursday 18 October 2018
In the first Perspective of the Informed Financial Consent Series we discuss how out-of-pocket costs are driving up the costs of cancer treatment and affecting Australians undergoing medical treatment for cancer.
Tuesday 4 September 2018
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer is now a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), focusing on the effective use of law to prevent and control NCDs.
Friday 29 June 2018
Australia has been delivered its third resounding legal victory in the defence of its tobacco plain packaging laws with release of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel Report overnight (Thursday, 28 June in Geneva). The Panel Report finds in favour of Australia, dismissing claims brought by Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Indonesia.