November 2014

Bright future for sun protection under Labor plan

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed today's $15 million commitment from the Labor Party that would fund new initiatives under the iconic and world-renowned SunSmart program.

Boys less likely to start and finish HPV vaccine course, new data shows

Cancer Council Victoria is urging parents to ensure their teen boys have all three doses of the HPV vaccine, with new data showing boys are less likely to start and complete the course than girls.

Cancer Council welcomes new moves to improve cancer prevention and cancer research

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed today’s announcement that a re-elected Coalition Government would invest in cancer research, and campaigns and programs to help Victorians cut their cancer risk.

Warning for men over 45: Twice as many men as women die from melanoma

Victorian men over the age of 45 are on notice as new data shows their numbers of melanoma diagnoses and deaths far exceed those of women.

World-first study proves gene carriers can help peers

In a world first, Victorian researchers have proved that women who carry a gene fault (or mutation) that increases cancer risk are well placed to help their peers cope in the wake of the same diagnosis.

Cancer Council pleased to see health prevention on Victorian agenda

Cancer Council Victoria welcomed yesterday’s announcement that a re-elected Liberal government would commit $127.2 million to tackle rising rates of obesity and chronic illness.

Adolescents tone down tanning 10 years on attitudes to tanning improve, but sun protection neglected

New findings from Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey show Australian adolescents are developing healthier attitudes towards tanning, but there is still room for improvement.

Greens' Public Health Action Plan a positive step forward says Cancer Council

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the announcement by the Victorian Greens of a major new public health policy ahead of this month's state election.

Call for better protection at work from cancer

Victorian laws should be improved to better support and protect workers from occupational cancers according to Cancer Council Victoria.

Leading health and community groups applaud Vic Govt bold change to liquor licence fees

A coalition of leading health and community groups has congratulated the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Edward O'Donohue for taking a health-centred approach to liquor licencing with the announcement of a rise in fees for large supermarket-style liquor barns.

Updated: 01 Nov, 2014