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Inaugural McCabe Centre Executive Workshop on Law and Noncommunicable Diseases

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). Read more >: Inaugural McCabe Centre Executive Workshop on Law and Noncommunicable Diseases

Our new brand and website: Advancing law to fight cancer

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. Read more >: Our new brand and website: Advancing law to fight cancer

Reflections from Melbourne Law School interns

Wednesday 30 October 2019
Our latest interns from Melbourne Law Schools, Max and Jonathan, share their experiences... Read more >: Reflections from Melbourne Law School interns

Global cancer leaders meet in Kazakhstan

Wednesday 23 October 2019
Around 350 global leaders in cancer control attended the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Read more >: Global cancer leaders meet in Kazakhstan

Alumni gather at the Australian Embassy in the Philippines

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. Read more >: Alumni gather at the Australian Embassy in the Philippines

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

Tuesday 27 August 2019
by Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia
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. Read more >: Globally, and at home, we need a plan to reduce cancer inequalities

Life insurance industry bans itself from using genetic test results

Thursday 8 August 2019
by Tarishi Desai, Legal Research Officer and Hayley Jones, Manager of Treatment & Supportive Care
An Australia-wide, industry-imposed freeze on the use of genetic information in life insurance applications has come into effect. Read more >: Life insurance industry bans itself from using genetic test results

McCabe Centre and University of Melbourne strengthen collaboration

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. Read more >: McCabe Centre and University of Melbourne strengthen collaboration

McCabe Centre's 9th International Legal Training Course

Monday 10 June 2019
by Elle Spring, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager
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. Read more >: McCabe Centre's 9th International Legal Training Course

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

Friday 31 May 2019
by Elle Spring, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager
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. Read more >: World No Tobacco Day: Don't let tobacco take your breath away

Alumni in the Spotlight: Caroline

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. Read more >: Alumni in the Spotlight: Caroline

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

Friday 5 April 2019
by Hayley Jones, Manager of Treatment & Supportive Care; and Tarishi Desai, Legal Research Officer
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. Read more >: Leaving no one behind: using law to achieve universal health coverage

Perspectives from Melbourne Law School interns

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. Read more >: Perspectives from Melbourne Law School interns

Thinking outside the box: Challenges to addressing air pollution as a NCD risk factor

Tuesday 29 January 2019
by Anita George, Manager - Prevention; Clare Slattery, Legal Research Officer; and Qiyu Lu, Intern
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. Read more >: Thinking outside the box: Challenges to addressing air pollution as a NCD risk factor

Thinking outside the box: Policies and regulatory measures to address air pollution

Friday 25 January 2019
by Anita George, Manager - Prevention; Clare Slattery, Legal Research Officer; and Qiyu Lu, Intern
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. Read more >: Thinking outside the box: Policies and regulatory measures to address air pollution
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