June 2008

Significant numbers have quit or reduced smoking due to smokefree bars and clubs

A startling 4 out of 10 recent quitters have said smokefree bars and clubs helped them quit, according to new research released by The Cancer Council Victoria.

What is it like to hear ‘you have cancer’?

To celebrate Daffodil Day's 15th year, we are calling on people living in Victoria to share their cancer stories and provide hope to those affected by cancer.

What you don't know about bowel cancer can hurt you

New research shows dangerous levels of ignorance about bowel cancer among Victorians aged 50 to 75. Over 1/3 had never heard of a faecal occult blood test (FOBT).

Quit calls for removal of cigarette displays in shops

Data released today shows more than 9 out of 10 smokers never decide which cigarettes to buy based on displays in shops, prompting a call for cigarette displays to be removed.

Moonee Valley resident shines in Arts Awards

A creation by Moonee Valley resident, Annette Sax, has been selected for our 2008 Arts Awards exhibition at Gallery 15@15W in Melbourne from Saturday 19 July.

North Ballarat Football Club kicks goals for kids

Local sports heroes from the North Ballarat Football Club will promote healthy eating and physical activity for kids by becoming local champions of the Kids - Go for your life Program.

Get ready, the girls are coming this October!

Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha may be back in your lives on the big screen, but there's a different group of girls coming to your house this October of a Girls Night In.

Data shows jump in Victorians going to bars and clubs in wake of smoking ban

New research has revealed that patronage of bars is likely to have increased by almost 10% since the introduction of smokefree laws in Victoria in July last year.

Australian-led study shows cigarette prices and anti-smoking ads most effective in reducing smoking

Increases in the real price of cigarettes and mass media campaigns are crucial to reducing smoking rates, according to a new Australian study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

Limited time left for free cancer vaccine

Elders, parents, aunties and uncles are being encouraged to spread the word about the free cervical cancer vaccine to young girls and women in their communities - time is running out.

President Peter Griffin, AM, on Queen's Birthday Honours List

President of The Cancer Council Victoria, Peter John Griffin AM, has been honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia on the 2008 Queen's Birthday honours list.

Volunteers urgently needed for telephone support

Volunteers are urgently needed to join our telephone peer support service, Cancer Connect, linking those affected by cancer with trained volunteers who have had similar experiences.

Cancer Council urges everyone over 50 to take a seat for Bowel Cancer Awareness Week

It's Bowel Cancer Awareness Week (8-15 June) and the Cancer Council Victoria is calling on all eligible men and women over 50 to screen for bowel cancer as part of the Australian government's expanded National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Five things every man should know about cancer

To mark International Men's Health Week (9-15 June), The Cancer Council Victoria has put together a top five of need-to-know cancer facts for men.

Cancer, wellbeing and relationships: Free seminar in Bairnsdale

The University of the Third Age (U3A) will hold a special community seminar at the Bairnsdale RSL on Monday, 23 June.

Free Cancer Seminar for Berwick

The Cancer Council Victoria will hold a free cancer seminar in Berwick on Thursday,12 June.

Free cancer survivor forums in Albury/Wodonga

Coping with life after cancer treatment will be the focus of two special forums to be held at Mirambeena Community Centre, Martha Mews, Lavington on Thursday, 26 June.

Sports clubs fight back

Victorian sportsmen are urged to band together with their mates this July to tackle their toughest opponent yet - cancer. Sportsmen can fight back by joining our Call To Arms.

Women unaware cervical cancer linked to sexually transmitted virus

Alarming new data shows almost 50% of Victorian women don't know what causes cervical cancer. Only one in 10 are aware it's almost always caused by the human papilloma virus.

Positive thinking does not improve breast cancer survival

The state of mind of women with breast cancer has no influence on their chance of having a recurrence or survival, according to an Australian study presented in Chicago this week.

Updated: 30 Jun, 2008