February 2016

‘Forgotten’ cancers in focus on Rare Disease Day

This Rare Disease Day (Monday 29 February) Cancer Council Victoria is shining a light on less common cancers, which account for more than half of all cancer deaths in the state.

Review confirms plain packaging is cutting the smoking toll

Quit Victoria has welcomed the findings of a Federal Government review of plain packaging of cigarettes, which show the world-first laws are achieving their aims of improving public health.

New resource works to reduce barriers to cancer screening for people with disabilities

A resource launched today will provide online training to inform all people who care and support people with disabilities on how to speak about cancer screening.

Smokefree outdoor dining and drinking good for regional Victoria

Laws that make outdoor dining and drinking areas smokefree will encourage more families to visit cafes and restaurants in regional Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria research shows.

Smokefree outdoor dining and drinking good for business

Victorians expect to be able to eat and drink outside without being exposed to secondhand smoke and nearly three-quarters of a million of them will visit cafes and restaurants more often every year if smokefree outdoor areas are created, according to new research from the Cancer Council Victoria.

World Cancer Day: Cancer remains the leading cause of premature death in Victoria

Cancer deaths in Victoria result in the premature loss of nearly 60,000 years of life each year, more than four times the loss compared with other major causes of death.

Plain packaging helping reinforce smoking risks among Aboriginal people

Aboriginal people have a greater understanding of the risks of smoking following the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco in Australia, new research shows.

Updated: 01 Feb, 2016