Wednesday 4 March 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our latest interns from Melbourne Law Schools, Max and Jonathan, share their experiences...
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Around 350 global leaders in cancer control attended the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Leadersâ€™ Summit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Tuesday 24 September 2019
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
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
An Australia-wide, industry-imposed freeze on the use of genetic information in life insurance applications has come into effect.
Thursday 13 June 2019
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
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.