May 2017

Jonathan Liberman recognised by WHO for World No Tobacco Day 2017

Cancer Council Victoria would like to congratulate Jonathan Liberman, Director of the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, on his World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Office region for outstanding contribution to tobacco control.

Ban booze billboards to protect teens, says Cancer Council

Cancer Council Victoria is calling for a partial ban on outdoor alcohol advertising, as new research finds that young people exposed to alcohol advertising are more likely to consume alcohol at risky levels.

Cancer Council search for bowel screening champions

Cancer Council Victoria has commenced a state-wide search to find bowel cancer screening champions to share their stories as part of a new campaign.

Lack of exercise creates cancer risk for 55% of Victorians

More than half of all Victorians are doing no exercise at all or are inactive enough to be at increased risk of cancer.

Victorian men on notice: watch out for melanoma this winter

As people cover up against the cold, SunSmart is asking all Victorians to keep an eye on their skin for suspicious spots - especially men.

Thousands missing out on cancer trials

Thousands of Victorian cancer patients are missing out on potentially life-prolonging treatment as clinical trial participation rates stagnate.

Get tested, hepatitis B can be treated if it’s found early

Doctor Garang Dut has joined forces with Cancer Council Victoria as part of an important campaign to encourage South Sudanese Australians to get tested for hepatitis B.

Brain cancer the "forgotten" killer

Cancer Council Victoria is calling for urgent action on brain cancer, as survival rates for the deadly disease show no signs of improvement.

Moderate drinking may increase risk of breast cancer returning

Drinking as little as little 6 grams of alcohol a day - less than one standard drink - may increase the risk of breast cancer returning for survivors of the disease.

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes cancer screening focus in State Budget

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes cancer screening focus in State Budget

Roll-your-own on the rise, prompting reality check for smokers

Victorians are consuming fewer cigarettes overall but use of roll-your-own tobacco is increasing, prompting a warning for smokers not to be fooled about its devastating health impact.

Updated: 01 May, 2017