The Cancer Council SA newsletter Progress against cancer has been an important tool for the organisation to inform our donors and supporters about what we have accomplished due to their generosity and support.
Progress against cancer August 2012
In this issue…
- The Federal Government’s announcement regarding an expansion to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program has been welcomed with great triumph. A $49.7 million commitment now means that the program will also include Australians turning 60 from July 2013 and 70 from July 2015. Wendy Dewis is one lucky South Australian for whom this simple test was life-changing.
- Meet our Beat Cancer Project Researcher, Dr Tina Bianco-Motto, whose research is exploring how chemical modifications to men’s DNA or associated proteins may contribute to prostate cancer. Dr Bianco-Motto says that thanks to funding through the Beat Cancer Project, her research could have a major impact in the fight to prevent and combat prostate cancer.
- Sherri Hempel is just one of hundreds of cancer survivors who chose to work throughout cancer treatment. To help others cope with the myriad issues surrounding cancer and work, Cancer Council SA has created a new resource to help people affected by cancer, their employers and colleagues. The Cancer and work resource supports effective communication between the person affected by cancer, management and other work colleagues.
- In the community is a wonderful summary of just a few of the fundraising events and opportunities happening every month. See some highlights from Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events—there were more than 2,800 people registered for a morning tea.
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