August 2014

Tobacco industry’s plain packaging predictions a bust, new research shows

NEW research published today suggests that several of the tobacco industry's major predictions about the introduction of plain packaging have not been borne out.

AFL Players urging fans to Make More Memories

As part of a new partnership between the AFL Players’ Association and Cancer Council Victoria, AFL footballers are challenging footy fans to have the harder conversations with the men in their lives to ensure they’re around in the future to make more memories.

Top smoking triggers revealed as Quit launches new animated campaign

Quit Victoria has launched a ground-breaking new campaign to assist smokers to recognise and effectively respond to, the impulse to smoke.

Cancer survival increase: 1 in 25 Victorians have had cancer

A record number of Victorians are living longer after a cancer diagnosis, according to new Cancer Council Victoria data released for Daffodil Day today.

Media statement: Improving Cancer Outcomes Bill 2014

The Victorian Government has undertaken a review of the Cancer Act 1958 and as part of this consulted with Cancer Council Victoria about changing its governance structure.

Victorian Aboriginal healthy eating campaign

Cancer Council Victoria and the Heart Foundation, in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), are launching a campaign to encourage Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to make small changes to their eating habits for better health and wellbeing.

First graphic obesity TV campaign launched in Victoria

Victorians will come face-to-face with the health impacts of ‘toxic fat' as the state's first ever, hard-hitting campaign about the risks of being overweight or obese is launched today.

Growing divide in cancer patient survival

People with rarer cancers face the same poor prognosis of a generation ago, according to new data.

Daffodils to provide beacon of hope

The daffodil will once again provide a symbol of hope for all affected by cancer this Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August.

Media Statement

No reliable evidence exists of an association between abortion and breast cancer according to Cancer Council Victoria and Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Victorian health groups welcome smokefree announcement

Victorian health groups have welcomed a commitment from the State Government that all outdoor dining and drinking areas will be made smokefree.

Could chocolate predict chemotherapy side-effects?

For the first time, Australian researchers have demonstrated exactly how chemotherapy affects a cancer patient’s ability to taste.

Updated: 01 Aug, 2014