The report shows that the increase in the number of Australians living with and surviving cancer will lead to almost 1.9 million Australians living with a personal history of cancer by 2040.
Victorians are urged to get SunSmart this long weekend as new data shows January is the peak month for sunburn at state hospital emergency departments, with a record 190 sunburn cases in January last year.
Quit Victoria says a reversal in the declining funding for powerful mass media campaigns and broader smokefree policies are essential for reducing smoking rates and preventing more Victorians from dying from lung cancer.
New cancer data has revealed lung cancer mortality rates have overtaken those for breast cancer, making it the current leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.
Saturday 30 December 2017
Eight in 10 smokers in Victoria say they want to quit smoking – but few are likely to set themselves up for success in 2018.
Thursday 14 December 2017
An alarming new survey from Quit Victoria has revealed that almost 1 in 2 Victorian smokers aged 18-29 think roll-your-own cigarettes are less harmful than traditional factory made cigarettes.
More than one in three Victorian workers are being regularly exposed to deadly secondhand tobacco smoke while doing their job, new survey data from Quit Victoria reveals.
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Researchers from Cancer Council Victoria have received more than $2 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), announced today.
Frivolity and fun with friends and family is most commonly associated with the festive season, but for those affected by cancer this time of year can be a particularly difficult time.
Thursday 30 November 2017
We are incredibly disappointed to advise that the inaugural Walking Stars event has been cancelled for tomorrow, Saturday 2 December 2017.
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Cancer Council Victoria welcomes the Senate Committee findings following the release of the report into funding for research into cancers with low survival rates yesterday.
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Cancer Council Victoria has noted that the Victorian Parliament has passed voluntary assisted dying laws for Victoria. These come into effect on 19 June 2019.
Australians from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are 60 per cent more likely to die from cancer, a shocking new report has revealed.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Paddle Across the Bay, a much-loved sporting event proudly supporting Cancer Council Victoria, will take place in March 2018 and registrations are now open.
New data from a Cancer Council Victoria survey shows more than a third of Victorians do not know the correct indicator of sunburn risk – putting themselves and their families at risk of sun damage and ultimately skin cancer.