January 2017

Cancer Council Victoria celebrates Medal of the Order of Australia medal for cancer control pioneer Dorothy Reading

Cancer Council Victoria is thrilled that Dorothy Reading – who played a major role in establishing successful cancer prevention programs such as Quit, Pap Screen Victoria, and BreastScreen Victoria - has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list.

Breast cancer survivor encourages women to sign up for fitness band study on physical activity

Researchers at Cancer Council Victoria are investigating how effective fitness bands can be in improving the physical activity habits of breast cancer survivors following treatment in a new study, the ACTIVATE Trial.

Even smokers agree: life’s better if you quit

Three-quarters of Victorian smokers agree that life would be better if they quit smoking, but more than half of those trying to quit did not use any form of proven quitting help, new research shows.

Rural and regional Victorians urged to go smokefree for 2017

Quit Victoria is encouraging rural and regional Victorians to butt out for a fresh start to 2017, as survey results show Victorians living outside Melbourne are more likely to smoke than those living in the metropolitan area.

Updated: 01 Jan, 2017