February 2014

Intrepid Cyclist returns home after epic journey from China for cancer research

On Sunday 2 March 2014, Jane Woodman will complete an epic bicycle journey from Beijing to Melbourne. Jane has cycled 15,000km in a solo effort to raise money for Cancer Council Victoria.

Rethink Sugary Drinks coalition applauds ACT Government for removing soft drinks from schools

The Rethink Sugary Drinks coalition has commended the ACT Government for introducing a ban on sugary drinks in government schools.

Genetic discovery may explain cancer risk mystery

Small risks that have been identified with common genetic variations could indicate the presence of much more influential rare mutations that are “hidden” according to international research which includes hundreds of Victorians.

Support available for cancer patients affected by bushfires

Cancer Council Victoria has released a new fact sheet to support people coping with cancer after a natural disaster, such as bushfires.

50,000 Aussies Sought for Breakthrough Cancer Research

Up to 50,000 Australians will be able to take part in a cancer research study that’s expected to spawn the next generation of scientific breakthroughs. Beginning this year, the Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study will recruit one of the largest cohorts of Australians ever to help researchers uncover new risk factors for cancer and other diseases.

Victoria part of solution to Asia-Pacific cancer epidemic

Victoria should play a lead role in cancer control within the Asia-Pacific region to help address the growing burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases in developing countries.

Updated: 01 Feb, 2014