May 2015

Friday 1 May, 2015


Young critics to give verdict on anti-smoking ads

Sunday 31 May 2015
QUIT VICTORIA is pleased to launch its popular The Critics’ Choice program in time for World No Tobacco Day today.

Outdoor dining AND drinking the way to go in Victoria

Saturday 30 May 2015
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have welcomed the State Opposition’s support for the introduction of smoke-free outdoor dining across the state, but say outdoor drinking areas must also be smoke-free.

Higher cancer survival in Australia linked to GP willingness in referring patients for tests

Thursday 28 May 2015
GPs in Victoria and New South Wales are more likely to immediately refer people with possible cancer for tests or to a specialist than those in comparable countries, according to new research.

Bowel cancer testing works - from the comfort of your own throne

Monday 25 May 2015
Sports chief and bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca urges Australians to take the test.

30 years of Quit saves half a million Victorians

Thursday 21 May 2015
On the organisation’s 30th birthday, Quit Victoria Director Dr Sarah White said it was frightening to imagine a Victoria in which smoking rates remained unchanged.

Cancer patients urged to ask about Victorian clinical trials

Tuesday 19 May 2015
Thousands of cancer patients who could benefit from clinical trials are missing out with Cancer Council Victoria data showing state participation levels are stagnating.

Nurses provide support, information and dispel the myths

Tuesday 12 May 2015
Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 information and support service receives more than 10,500 inquiries per year in Victoria as people affected by cancer seek guidance, assurance and assistance.

State Budget focus on preventing cancer in Victoria

Tuesday 5 May 2015
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed a strong focus on cancer prevention in today’s State Budget, which includes a range of initiatives designed to reduce the impact of cancer on Victoria.

Cancer Council Victoria wants research action this Brain Cancer Action Week

Monday 4 May 2015
Cancer Council Victoria is urging leaders to act during Brain Cancer Action Week (May 4-8), as one Australian every six hours is diagnosed with the often fatal disease.

Waterpipe tobacco poisoning case highlights need for reform

Monday 4 May 2015
Quit Victoria, the Heart Foundation and the Australian-Lebanese Medical Association have renewed calls for legislative reform to ban waterpipe smoking in enclosed workplaces following the carbon monoxide poisoning of a 20-year-old hookah smoker.

Risk of cervical cancer at all-time low for Australian women

Friday 1 May 2015
PapScreen Victoria welcomes the latest data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare confirming the rates of cervical cancer cases and mortality in Australia are low compared to international standards, thanks to the work of the National Cervical Screening Program and the introduction of the HPV vaccine.