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Wed, 22 May 2013
A study of almost 11 million Australians, published in the British Medical Journal today, suggests people are at slightly greater risk of cancer after having a CT scan in childhood or adolescence.
Wed, 15 May 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie's recent public comments about her decision to undergo a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy have attracted worldwide media interest. Although breast cancer is common in Australia, only 5% to 10% of cases are linked to known genetic factors.
Tue, 14 May 2013
The findings of a new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health provides evidence that solarium use may be making a comeback with renewed interest in recent years.
Sun, 12 May 2013
SunSmart, Osteoporosis Australia and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria are joining together to raise awareness around the importance of vitamin D for healthy bones and in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Fri, 10 May 2013
Almost 200 of Victoria's most respected cancer specialists and clinicians have joined the call for the Victorian State Government to introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.
Thu, 9 May 2013
About 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years, according to new Cancer Council research released today.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013
Alcohol sponsors dominated close to a fifth of the entire broadcast of the NRL grand final and around 20 minutes per AFL semi-final, according to new research, Alcohol Advertising in Televised Broadcasts of Australian Football Finals Series, released today by Cancer Council Australia into the pervasiveness of alcohol advertising in live sport.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013
Children are breathing in secondhand smoke in outdoor dining areas while Victoria lags behind in smokefree dining legislation, say five of Victoria's leading health agencies.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013
The Cancer Council Victoria today welcomed a $1.7 million funding commitment from the Victorian Government towards cancer research.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013
A coalition of leading health agencies, partners in the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC), is calling on the Victorian Government to implement kilojoule and traffic light labelling on fast food menus in light of new research showing the combination of information can lead consumers to make healthier choices.
Tue, 9 Apr 2013
Thu, 28 Mar 2013
Victorians have taken part in research that's uncovered more than 80 regions of the genome that can increase an individual's risk of breast, prostate and ovarian cancers.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013
Thu, 14 Mar 2013
Cancer Council Victoria is hosting its second Creative Therapy workshop this year, which is set to take place on 13th April as part of the annual Arts Awards program.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013
More than one in two Victorian adults claim they can't fit in five serves of vegies a day, according to new research from Cancer Council Victoria.
Wed, 6 Mar 2013
In recognition of International Women's Day this Friday, Cancer Council Victoria is urging women to stop being complacent when it comes to their health.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013
Cutting back on the booze could decrease your waistline – and your risk of cancer, according to Brian Vandenberg, senior policy adviser at Cancer Council Victoria speaking as FebFast comes to an end for this year.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have congratulated the Future Fund for its decision to remove all tobacco-related investments from its portfolio.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013
Cancer Council Victoria is offering three Creative Therapy workshops to all Victorians, as part of the annual Arts Awards program, with the first to take place on 16th March.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013
Quit Victoria has welcomed news that New Zealand will become the second country in the world to introduce plain packaging.