Message from our CEO

Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper

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.

I'm excited to be able to share with you the Victorian Government's new Cancer Plan 2016-20, which has been developed with our input on what's important in order to reduce the impact of cancer on our community. You can read more on page 6.

We've celebrated some recent wins with the Federal Government set to increase the tax on tobacco, while the Victorian Government will implement restrictions around the sale of e-cigarettes to children. Legislation has also passed to introduce mandatory kilojoule labelling in Victorian fast food outlets. Some of our other prevention initiatives are highlighted on pages 4 and 6.

The 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day gave us the opportunity to hear from the Victorian community about how cancer has touched them and how we can help. It was a fantastic day, and as always it was very rewarding to meet the many volunteers who help make it a reality.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been part of our Forgotten Cancers Project. The valuable data you've provided will now be used in a number of studies looking into the causes of less common cancers in the hope that we can increase survival, which

has remained largely unchanged over many decades.

I hope you enjoy reading about the impact you're making - we couldn't do it without you.

 

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Updated: 02 Nov, 2016