May 2016

Plain packaging the focus on World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is the perfect time to quit smoking, as health groups around the world reflect on the devastating toll of death and disease caused by the addiction.

Demand on support services continues to grow

The demand on Cancer Council Victoria’s support services continues to grow each year as the number of Victorians affected by cancer increases.

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes Fiskville findings

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the parliamentary committee’s forensic investigation into the Fiskville training facility to address workplace safety.

New Research: Smoking doesn’t discriminate when it comes to fertility

New research has confirmed that smoking is strongly linked to infertility for both parents – not just the mother.

Health groups welcome new e-cigarette laws for Victoria

Leading Victorian health groups have welcomed the Victorian Government’s move to tighten controls around electronic cigarettes, including banning sales to minors and preventing their use in smokefree areas.

36,000 Victorian women join Australia's largest ever clinical trial

Now calling on women 25 to 36 years to trial new test this International Clinical Trials Day.

Gina Liano's new starring role to encourage women over 50 to continue cervical screening

A new campaign launched today by PapScreen Victoria with Gina Liano, is working to correct the myths around cervical cancer and screening for mature women.

Breaking bad habits the focus of new Quit campaign

The psychology of quitting is at the centre of a new Quit Victoria campaign designed to give smokers the strategies and tools to help them quit.

Just 5% of Victorians getting enough fruit and veg

Only 5.1% of Victorians are eating enough fruit and vegetables each day, even though increasing the proportion of Australians consuming the recommended intake of fruit, vegetables and fibre could prevent up to 4% of all cancers.

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes new stronger Health Complaints Commissioner and new Code of Conduct for practitioners

Victorians will be better protected against unethical unregistered health service providers under new powers granted to the Health Complaints Commissioner, thanks to the Health Complaints Act 2016.

Brain Cancer Action Week May 1-7

There’s a glimmer of hope around brain cancer after the release of new statistics showing a slight downward trend in incidence and mortality rates for CNS tumours, in both men and women.

Updated: 01 May, 2016