Latest Media Releases

October 2018

  • Statewide Relay For Life Launch – view

November 2018

  • Danny Yates Big Walk – view
  • Critic’s Choice competition – view
  • Talking Point – Be SunSmart This Summer – view


March 2014

Bowel Cancer Screen study needs male participants

20 March 2014

A Tasmanian bowel cancer screening project is seeking more male participants…Read more

New vitamin D guidelines for Tasmanians released

19 March 2014

New guidelines released today will help Tasmanians combat their greater risk of vitamin D deficiency…Read more

Election priorities to support Tasmanians with cancer

6 March 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania today released its State election priorities for the next Government to implement to support Tasmanians with cancer…Read more

Footy tipsters winners for cancer support

6 March 2014

An AFL football tipping competition which started in Hobart with just 15 tipsters is reaping rich rewards for Cancer Council Tasmania….Read more


February 2014

Quad bike riders raising funds for cancer

25 February 2014

A big group of Tasmanian quad bike riders will set off soon on a 1,000 km week-long trip to raise funds for Cancer Council Tasmania…Read more

Tasmanians urged to support Relay For Life

23 February 2014 

Tasmanian actor and entertainer John Xintavelonis today urged Tasmanians to support Cancer Council Tasmania’s annual Relay For Life…Read more

Hawthorn players support Relay For Life participants

22 February 2014

A group of players from the Hawthorn Football Club joined Relay For Life participants in Launceston tonight to support their efforts in the event…Read more

Tasmanian schools should check UV alerts

17 February 2014

Tasmanian schools have been urged to check the daily Ultraviolet (UV) Index to protect children from harmful sun damage and possible skin cancer when they are older…Read more

Seize the Day Awards helping young Tasmanians

6 February 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania has announced the recipients of its Seize the Day Awards Scholarships for young people impacted by a cancer diagnosis themselves or that of a close family member…Read more

No evidence e-cigarettes are safe

6 February 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania has supported calls by health authorities for Tasmanians to be aware that some e-cigarettes may contain life-threatening doses of nicotine….Read more

Talking about cancer

4 February 2014

A Tasmanian Catholic priest has emphasised the importance of talking about cancer at an information session today organised by Cancer Council Tasmania to mark World Cancer Day…Read more

BreastScreen Tasmania’s important milestone

3 February 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania today congratulated BreastScreen Tasmania on celebrating its 21st birthday….Read more

January 2014

Funding boost for Quit advertising

24th January 2014

The Tasmanian Government and Tasmania Medicare Local today announced a major funding boost for Cancer Council Tasmania to significantly increase its anti-smoking advertising…Read more

Australia Day celebrations to help Cancer Council

20th January 2014

Cancer Council Tasmania will benefit from an Australia Day celebration at Westbury in northern Tasmania…Read more

Living with cancer education program

9 January 2014

Tasmanians affected by cancer will have the opportunity to take part in an education program in Launceston next month being run by Cancer Council Tasmania….Read more

December 2013

Be Sun Smart at the Taste of Tasmania

27 December 2013

Taste of Tasmania patrons have today been warned to protect themselves for harmful and damaging Ultraviolet (UV) radiation….Read more

Relay for Life in North West 

11 December 2013

Planning is well underway for Cancer Council Tasmania’s Relay For Life in the North West….Read more

Glen Dhu Primary goes purple for Relay For Life

 11 December 2013

A Tasmanian primary school is going purple today to support Cancer Council Tasmania’s annual Relay For Life….Read more

Relay for Life launched by cancer survivor

10 December 2013

A man diagnosed with cancer 34 years ago, who has since walked 19,500 kilometres to raise awareness about cancer, today launched Cancer Council Tasmania’s annual Relay For Life….Read more

Golfers’ support cancer patients and Wig Library

 6 December 2013

A much needed Wig Library for Tasmanian cancer patients is up and running in Launceston….Read more

Walk to raise awareness of cancer 

 2 December 2013  

A Tasmanian man is honouring a promise to his dying mother to raise funds for Cancer Council Tasmania….Read more

November 2013

Rise in tobacco tax welcomed

30 November

Cancer Council Tasmania has welcomed the Australian Government’s tobacco excise increase of 12.5 per cent which starts tomorrow (1 December)…Read more

Football community supports Cancer Council Tasmania

28 November 2013

Cancer Council Tasmania CEO, Penny Egan, today praised the fundraising efforts of Tasmania’s North West football community….Read more