May 2014

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes new tobacco funding on World No Tobacco Day

New funding announced today, on World No Tobacco Day, for a National Tobacco Campaign has been welcomed by Cancer Council Victoria.

$3 million for bold cancer researchers with big ideas

Victorian researchers with bold ideas should apply for Cancer Council Victoria’s Venture Grants Scheme (Round 2).

Victorians urged to take life-saving bowel test

Victorians aged 50 and over are being urged to screen for bowel cancer, with the launch of the state's first ever TV campaign promoting the life-saving benefits of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

$3.2 million to continue fight against cancer

An experiment that uses white blood cells to target breast cancer is one of 11 new research projects to share in $3.2 million from Cancer Council Victoria.

Don’t leave Victoria behind when it comes to smokefree

QUIT Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria has urged all parties to commit to introducing smokefree outdoor dining as part of their election platform, following the announcement it will be introduced in South Australia by July 2016.

Last chance for Year 9 boys in Victoria to have breakthrough HPV vaccine for free

Cancer Council Victoria is reminding parents of boys in Year 9 to ensure their son completes the three dose HPV vaccination course, given this is the last opportunity for them to have the vaccine for free.

Unite and Shout for cancer fight

Join us on Friday night at the annual Call To Arms AFL match, which aims to raise funds and awareness for cancer in men.

Cancer Council welcomes new bowel cancer screening and medical research investment

At least 35,000 Australian bowel cancer deaths will be prevented thanks to a $95.9 million, four-year plan to finalise Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in the 2014-15 budget.

Mixed messages on DNA test a risk to bowel cancer screening

Cancer Council is urging GPs to encourage asymptomatic patients 50 or over to screen for bowel cancer with a faecal occult blood test (FOBT), which remains the gold standard for population screening.

Budget delivers relief to country cancer patients

Rural and regional patients experiencing financial distress will receive some relief under today’s state budget.

Demand for cancer support reaches record high

With cancer diagnoses at an all-time high, the demand for cancer support and information in Victoria increased by almost 13 per cent in the past two years.

Updated: 01 May, 2014