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

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.

Dr Duagporn Jamsai, Grants-in-Aid program, Monash University Focus on high mortality cancers

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.

Forgotten Cancers Project Next phase for Forgotten Cancers Project

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.

Sports drinks are gammin’ Sports drinks are gammin’

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.

New pilot to improve hep B outcomes New pilot to improve hep B outcomes for patients

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.

Loretta Walsh’s husband and two children Help a family take a break

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 Real Housewives star urges over 50s to get tested

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.

Victorian Cancer Plan Victorian cancer plan released

The State Government has released Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-2020 that aims to improve cancer outcomes for all Victorians.

Dr Edward Brentnall Research relies on donations

Dr Edward Brentnall and his wife Hazel have supported Cancer Council Victoria as regular givers for nearly half a century.

Fitness bands Fitness bands put to the test

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.

Daffodil Day Thank You

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.

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Updated: 02 Nov, 2016