October 2016

CEO statement on British American Tobacco's decision not to appeal VCAT ruling

Cancer Council Victoria is pleased to learn that the lawyer acting on behalf of British American Tobacco will not be appealing the recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruling preventing access to data files containing information provided by thousands of Australian school children.

Mesothelioma gets research boost

Cancer Council Victoria has announced a much-needed injection of funds into mesothelioma research today, providing hope for the future in the fight against the devastating form of cancer.

Statement from Cancer Council Victoria on the Victorian Government’s Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes the Victorian Government’s Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill, currently being debated in Parliament.

Energy drinks hide up to 21 teaspoons of sugar, risky levels of caffeine

Leading health experts are urging students to avoid using energy drinks to fuel study sessions and exams as some products deliver an enormous 21 teaspoons of sugar and as much caffeine as two and a half espresso shots.

Young female drinkers’ face 35 per cent higher breast cancer risk, new study finds

New research by Cancer Council Victoria has found that limiting alcohol intake before a woman’s first pregnancy may reduce their risk of breast cancer later in life.

Car parking still a burden for Victorian cancer patients

An audit released by Cancer Council Victoria today has revealed that 88 per cent of Victorian public hospitals have a formal parking policy on their website, compared to zero per cent of private hospitals.

Health groups welcome new tobacco laws for Victoria

Leading Victorian health groups have welcomed new laws to bring waterpipes into line with other tobacco products, so that smoking them indoors will no longer be permitted from August 1 next year.

3 in 5 sucked in by cheap junk food and sugary drinks: survey

Australians are being urged to steer clear of supermarket promotions on unhealthy food and drinks as new data reveals most of us fall victim to clever hard-to-resist specials, despite our healthy intentions.

Updated: 01 Oct, 2016