May 2015

Young critics to give verdict on anti-smoking ads

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

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

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

Sports chief and bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca urges Australians to take the test.

30 years of Quit saves half a million Victorians

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

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

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

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.

Waterpipe tobacco poisoning case highlights need for reform

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.

Cancer Council Victoria wants research action this Brain Cancer Action Week

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.

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

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.

Updated: 01 May, 2015