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Thursday 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day: The power of collective action in using law to address cancer

On World Cancer Day 2021, which is also the McCabe Centre's ninth birthday, Acting Director Hayley Jones explains how strong partnerships within the global cancer control community are essential to the McCabe Centre's impact.
Wednesday 16 December 2020

Alumni in the spotlight: Davi

Prosecutor Davi Bressler is part of the legal team leading Brazil's landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies to recoup money spent on public healthcare for tobacco-related illnesses.
Saturday 12 December 2020

Building back better with Universal Health Coverage: How law can help #ProtectEveryone

COVID-19 has exposed gaps in health systems around the world, and underscored the urgency to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
Thursday 10 December 2020

Workshop explores Australia’s plain packaging win and encourages other countries to follow suit

The McCabe Centre hosted a four-day online workshop on the recent WTO Appellate Body ruling upholding Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws.
Monday 16 November 2020

Multisectoral coordination: report provides lessons for working across sectors to address NCDs through law

A new report shows how countries in the Western Pacific are bringing together diverse stakeholders to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Thursday 12 November 2020

McCabe Centre hosts first-ever online legal training course

The inaugural virtual training on law and NCDs engaged 35 participants from 20 different countries.
Friday 30 October 2020
Informed financial consent

Reducing the burden of out-of-pocket cancer costs with informed financial consent

The financial distress caused by unexpected cancer costs can be reduced when patients are empowered to make informed choices about their treatment and care options through informed financial consent.
Friday 25 September 2020

McCabe Centre wins international award for work to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases

The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer was honoured for its action to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a 2020 UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (UNIATF) Award.
Monday 21 September 2020
Minting Luo, Melbourne Law School intern

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Minting Luo

Minting shares some of her experiences during her internship, her interests around law and cancer, and her aspirations for the future.
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Dr Nor Aryana Hassan and Dr Nazlinda Abu Jazid Javis

Alumni in the spotlight: Banning smoking at Malaysian public eateries

Meet two doctors in the NCD division of Malaysia’s Ministry of Health who are helping implement and defend tobacco control policy.
Tuesday 28 July 2020

Where next for the global governance of alcohol and public health?

In light of recent developments in global alcohol control, we explore how alcohol is currently governed internationally and what future opportunities exist.
Tuesday 21 July 2020

Plain packaging webinar: Implications of WTO Appellate Body ruling

Watch our webinar with Melbourne Law School about the impact of Australia's plain packaging win on public health and trade.
Wednesday 24 June 2020

NCDs and COVID-19: Using law to act on NCDs during the pandemic

COVID-19 has brought public health to the forefront, and reinforced the importance of addressing NCDs.
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Tobacco plain packaging

Tobacco plain packaging: Decisive legal victory should encourage more countries to follow Australia’s lead

A win for Australia’s plain packaging laws ends a long legal battle with the tobacco industry and sets the stage for more countries to implement tobacco control measures.
Thursday 28 May 2020

Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu wins World No Tobacco Day Award

The McCabe Centre's Regional Coordinator has been a leader in tobacco control in Africa and around the world for more than 15 years.
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Monday 4 December 2023
People standing on stairs

Celebrating ten years of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges hosted at the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer

Although tobacco still kills eight million people each year, the world has seen significant progress on tobacco control in the past few decades.
Tuesday 17 October 2023
Representatives from eight Knowledge Hubs around the world

Knowledge Hubs gather in Helsinki for sixth meeting

Representatives from eight Knowledge Hubs around the world gathered in Helsinki, Finland in September 2023 to share information and find innovative ways to collaborate as we work together towards a tobacco-free future.
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Cancer carers

Why we need to recognise the rights of our invisible cancer carers

With global cancer cases on the rise, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge the significant contributions of unpaid carers, who are mostly women.
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Women in meeting

Women, power, and cancer: A Lancet Commission

This report applies an intersectional feminist approach to investigate, expose, and challenge the current imbalance of power in relation to cancer. The report calls for sex and gender to be included in all cancer-related policies and guidelines, and includes a Comment from The McCabe Centre on the potential for law to be a powerful tool for change.
Wednesday 6 September 2023

Australia's opportunity to catch up on human rights

Despite Australia’s support of human rights at an international level, formal action on a human rights act is lagging behind other countries – but we have a unique opportunity to change this.