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New campaign educates Victorians about obesity and cancer link

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Obesity is now a leading preventable cause of cancer, but less than half of all Australians are aware of the link. A new campaign launched today by Cancer Council Victoria is aiming to change this.

Cancer Council welcomes commitment to Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme

Monday 22 October 2018

Cancer Council welcomes today’s commitment from the Liberal Nationals to increase the reimbursement rates for the Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) if elected.

Alcohol giants in hot water again for using young influencers to market booze on social media

Friday 19 October 2018

Twenty-three social media posts by alcohol brands have been found to have breached the alcohol industry’s own advertising code by using young social media stars to promote booze to young people.

VCDPA welcomes commitment to health promotion campaigns

Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Victorian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (VCDPA) welcomes the Liberal Nationals commitment to long term investment in health promotion. 

Cancer Council provides $1.55 million for epigenetics research

Tuesday 16 October 2018

A Melbourne researcher who is developing new epigenetics-based therapies to treat cancer has received a $1.55 million research fellowship from Cancer Council Victoria today.

Mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol a win for health of women and unborn children

Friday 12 October 2018

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed a landmark move by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation yesterday to vote in favour of requiring all alcohol bottles and cans to carry government-developed pregnancy warning labels.

Melbourne mum’s heartbreaking plea to parents: be SunSmart for life

Friday 28 September 2018

A powerful new campaign launching today highlights the personal cost of skin cancer in an effort to get parents to increase their SunSmart habits.

Childhood obesity rates in Victoria highest in the country: new data

Thursday 27 September 2018

Childhood overweight and obesity rates in Victoria are sky rocketing faster than any other state, with new data showing almost 1 in 3 kids are now overweight or obese.

Most Victorians in the dark about men’s high melanoma risk

Wednesday 12 September 2018

A new survey shows most Victorians are unaware of men’s high melanoma risk, despite men being more likely to be diagnosed with, and die from, the disease.

No butts about it: stand-up comic urges Aboriginal community to screen for bowel cancer

Monday 10 September 2018

There’s a time and a place for toilet jokes – and a stand-up comedy show about bowel cancer prevention is exactly that place. Flushed! A coonie could save your life, performed by award-winning comedian Denise McGuinness, is touring Victoria to highlight the importance of bowel screening for the Victorian Koori community.

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer designated as World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

Tuesday 4 September 2018

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer is now a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), focusing on the effective use of law to prevent and control NCDs.

New campaign shows what smokers can ‘win’ by quitting

Thursday 30 August 2018

A new TV-led public education campaign from Quit Victoria casts a light on all the things smokers hate about smoking, such as the cost, the isolation, the breathlessness and the constant feeling of being judged.

Cancer Council calls for investment in clinical trials ahead of Daffodil Day: Friday 24 August

Monday 20 August 2018

Cancer Council Victoria is highlighting the importance of investment in clinical trials ahead of Daffodil Day this Friday 24 August, with less than 6% of Victorian adult cancer patients currently taking part.

Optimal cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people resource released

Wednesday 15 August 2018

The new Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer has been released today, developed to improve cancer treatment experience and outcomes for First Nations people.

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