October 2015

Dirty Dancing audiences give over $120,000 to help beat women’s cancers!

Cancer Council is grateful to have been the official charity partner for the musical Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.

Processed meats increase cancer risk: World Health Organisation

Eating processed meats – including sausages, bacon and ham – has been found to increase an individual’s risk of cancer by almost a fifth, according to a new study from the World Health Organisation.

‘One-two punch’ treatment increases brain cancer life expectancy by over 50%

Victorians with the most common – and deadly – form of brain cancer (glioblastoma) are living more than 50 per cent longer on average thanks to a ‘one-two punch’ treatment regimen that new research has confirmed as the best available.

Too many Victorians putting themselves at risk of second-biggest cancer killer

Fewer than one-third of eligible Victorians are completing free bowel screening kits in some local government areas, new statistics reveal, despite early detection providing the best chance of survival.

Graphic new TV ad highlights health risks of sugary drinks

A graphic new television advertisement highlighting the serious health effects of regular sugary drink consumption will hit Victorian screens this weekend as part of a campaign encouraging people to cut back.

37,000 Australians can avoid a cancer diagnosis each year

First ever Australian study counting cases by cause finds around 37,000 cancer cases could be prevented each year largely through lifestyle change.

Pooches come together and take a walk for Cancer Council

Best friends of the dog variety and their human companions will team up to support Cancer Council Victoria for the Australian-first event Bark For Life in Melbourne on Sunday 11 October.

Cancer Council Victoria converts to a new governance structure

We have converted from a not-for-profit organisation created under the Cancer Act 1958 to a a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Updated: 01 Oct, 2015