June 2015

Smartphone app puts clinical trials at the fingertip of doctors

Cancer clinicians now have even easier access to the latest information on Victorian clinical trials using their smartphones, following the launch of the Victorian Cancer Trials link mobile app.

Show you care about beating cancer on Daffodil Day

With about 360,000 Australians currently living with cancer and a further 350 people told they have cancer every day, it’s likely most people will know someone affected by the disease.

Prostate cancer trial shows longer survival with immediate hormone treatment

Australian researchers have discovered that men with incurable prostate cancer, but without symptoms, who received immediate hormone treatment on the TROG 03.06 (TOAD) clinical trial, had an increase in survival over those who delayed treatment.

Fast food, mindless eating & inactivity but smarter snacking: New research reveals the ‘Shape of Victoria’

New research released today by LiveLighter paints a vivid picture of the typical Victorian’s lifestyle, with many confessing to regularly eating fast food, skipping breakfast, and not doing enough exercise.

Bowel cancer screening still bottom of Australians’ concerns

63% of Victorians invited into the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program are not taking part.

Ask your GP for a hepatitis B test: it could save your life

New research by Cancer Council Victoria shows that many people in the Vietnamese community are unaware they are at increased risk of hepatitis B-related liver cancer.

Pooches pound pavement for Cancer Council

The special love and care that only a canine best friend can provide will be celebrated at Bark For Life, an Australian-first fundraising event where dogs and their human pals can team up to support Cancer Council Victoria.

Smoke-free prisons a fresh approach for staff and prisoners

New laws requiring Victorian prisons to be completely smoke-free from July 1 will protect the health of staff and prisoners, in a move supported by Quit Victoria and the Australian Medical Association (Victoria).

Sports chief and bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca urges men in the west to learn from his risky mistake

Bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca is calling for men in the west to screen for bowel cancer every two years – and avoid the wake-up call he received after neglecting to do the test when he turned 50.

Updated: 01 Jun, 2015