Breakthrough Bulletin

First published in 1957, our corporate newsletter Breakthrough Bulletin (formerly Cancer News) is currently published bi-annually and sent to around 25,000 households. Subscribe to our email list for notifications of each issue. 

Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper Message from our CEO

Breakthrough allows us to tell you more about the amazing impact that you have helped make, and provides important cancer information that may help you, or someone you know, cut their cancer risk. I hope you enjoy the stories, and find them useful. We simply couldn’t do our vital work without the support of people like you. Thank you.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Kit Early detection crucial to treating bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is currently Victoria’s second biggest cancer killer. Yet if detected early, 90% of bowel cancers can be treated – which is why we’re urging Victorians over the age of 50 to take part in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Dorothy Reading Cancer prevention pioneer recognised

For almost three decades, Dorothy Reading worked tirelessly behind the scenes in cancer control. Here, she explains more about what it was like having to face-off with the powerful tobacco industry, and the incredible work that went into the life-saving Quit campaign, which has been instrumental in cutting smoking rates in half.

Andrew Roberts New hope for leukaemia patients

The New Year brought new hope for Victorians living with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with the arrival of a new drug treatment.

Leonie, cancer patient I have cancer, what happens next?

A cancer diagnosis changes lives and can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to take in all the medical information. That’s why Cancer Council has created ‘What to Expect’ guides to empower patients with all the information during all stages of cancer.

Robyn, Cancer Council nurse Ten minutes with a Cancer Council nurse

Robyn, one of our Cancer Council 13 11 20 nurses, explains why there is a huge need for us to support those living with cancer’s impact, and how Cancer Council fills that need.

Anna, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea host A cup of tea for a good cause

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea host Anna shares some top tips on how to host a successful morning tea, and explains why Cancer Council is close to her heart.

LiveLighter helped Lucy lose six kilos It’s easy to eat well with LiveLighter

How LiveLighter’s free meal and exercise plans helped one woman lose six kilos and cut her cancer risk in the process.

Girls' Night In Thanks to Girls Night In

Thank you to everyone who hosted a Girls Night In in 2016. Together, you raised an amazing $942,608, which will make a real difference in the fight against cancer.

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Updated: 02 Nov, 2016