2019 media releases

A Father’s Day reminder to dads to protect themselves as well as their kids Victoria’s UV levels on the rise again from mid-August

Friday 30 August 2019

A new national Cancer Council study examining role modelling and sun protection behaviours of Australian adults highlights that fathers are regularly protecting their children but aren’t as good at protecting themselves.

New and improved SunSmart app is a reminder to think UV not heat

Friday 22 March 2019

SunSmart has released a new version of its popular mobile app, in time to dispel the myth that sun protection is limited to summer.

Skin microscope and training for almost 170 GPs will save Victorian lives

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Victorian GPs will be able to detect skin cancer earlier, saving local lives and unnecessary procedures, thanks to a SunSmart training program funded by Cancer Council donors and the Victorian Government.

Victorians urged to beware the sun’s sting as data shows almost 1 in 5 had multiple bad burns

Thursday 24 January 2019

New data shows 39% of Victorians had one or more bad sunburn that lasted a day or more last summer, as figures reveal 121 people went to hospital emergency for sunburn in January alone.


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