June 2016

New pilot project to improve hep B outcomes for at-risk patients

Improved screening of patients at risk of hepatitis B is the aim of a new pilot project underway in Victoria, with early diagnosis and treatment crucial to reduce the risk of liver cancer.

Go dry this July for Cancer Council Victoria

Thinking about giving up alcohol for a bit? As well as being good for your health, now there’s even more incentive with Cancer Council Victoria on board with Dry July as a beneficiary charity for the first time.

Obesity Policy Coalition applauds Greens for committing to sugary drinks tax

The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to introduce a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks as part of its broader plan to combat Australia's worsening obesity problem.

Heinz under spotlight over ‘healthy' high-sugar toddler snacks

Food companies who make misleading health claims on children's products have been put on notice today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Fishing to fight cancer: Skipper circumnavigates Australia for Cancer Council

Mark Ratchford, a keen fisherman and Cancer Council supporter, will depart on his ‘Fish For Life’ adventure today, navigating the seas during a four month journey for the fight against cancer.

New project to combat poor cancer screening rates in Melbourne’s south-east

A new partnership and awareness campaign has been announced to encourage more residents of the Monash, Dandenong, Moorabbin, Caulfield, Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham regions to have regular cancer screening.

Updated: 01 Jun, 2016