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As we head into the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on the progress we’ve made in our mission to prevent cancer, empower patients and save lives.
Victorians diagnosed today with a high mortality cancer have a less than 30% chance of being alive in five years. For some, it’s as low as 7%. That’s why we’re committed to supporting research that is looking into how we can better detect and treat these cancers.
In the next phase of the Project, the research team will contribute the data they’ve collected through questionnaires and saliva samples to national and international studies.
A new digital campaign is using local Aboriginal role models to warn young people about the negative health effects of regularly downing sugary sports drinks.
A new pilot by Cancer Council Victoria and the Burnet Institute aims to improve diagnosis and screening of high risk patients via GP clinics. The project is targeting patients from countries where hepatitis B is endemic including Somalia, Sudan, China and Vietnam.
Do you have a holiday home and want to make a difference to a family affected by cancer? Our Holiday Break Program provides short, free holidays so that individuals diagnosed with cancer can make more memories with their loved ones.
Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano fronted a recent campaign to encourage women aged 50 and over to make sure they have a Pap test.
The State Government has released Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-2020 that aims to improve cancer outcomes for all Victorians.
Dr Edward Brentnall and his wife Hazel have supported Cancer Council Victoria as regular givers for nearly half a century.
The popularity of fitness bands has risen in the past few years, but how useful are they in making us more physically active? Researchers at Cancer Council Victoria are planning to find out.
Whether it’s hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, participating in a Relay for Life event or making a monthly donation, we couldn’t do our work without our supporters.