Cancer prevention heavy hitters win Cancer Council medal

'Extraordinary' efforts of policy pioneers have saved millions of lives, says CEO

Two of Australia’s heavy hitters in cancer prevention have been awarded the Cancer Council Medal for their work in driving health policy which has had far-reaching impact on cancer incidence and mortality.

Emeritus Professor Michael Daube
Emeritus Professor Michael Daube.

Emeritus Professor Michael Daube, from Curtin University, who pioneered Australia’s tobacco plain-packaging laws, and public health physician Dr Heather Mitchell, who oversaw the