April 2007


Report shows 5-year cancer survival getting better for Victorians

Friday 20 April 2007
Overall cancer survival in Victoria has increased from 48% in 1990 to 61% in 2004 and from 58% to 61% in the last 5 years - a 3% increase. Read more

Cancer Council shows support as first Victorian school girls get cancer jab

Thursday 19 April 2007
A young woman whose mother died from cervical cancer spoke today about her role in the development of the cancer vaccine being administered to Victorian school girls. Read more

Cancer Council's Frankston Volunteer Group Celebrates 25 Years

Thursday 19 April 2007
Our Frankston Volunteer Group has reached its 25th Anniversary, making it one of the oldest groups in Victoria. In 2006 alone, it raised more than $10,000 for the fight against cancer. Read more

Cancer Council's Kerang Volunteer Group Celebrates 25 Years

Thursday 19 April 2007
One of the oldest Volunteer Groups in Victoria, the Kerang Volunteer Group, celebrated an anniversary. In 2006 alone, it raised more than $16,000 for the cancer fight. Read more

Special forum in Moe helps people affected by advanced cancer

Tuesday 17 April 2007
Learning how to live well while facing the uncertainty of advanced cancer will be the focus of a special Cancer Council forum at Latrobe Community Health Centre, Moe. Read more

Gabriel Gate joins the search for teapot with a difference

Thursday 12 April 2007
Following support for the first ever Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Teapot Competition in 2006, the Cancer Council is once again searching for the state's best. Read more

Seymour Relay For Life postponed

Wednesday 4 April 2007
The Cancer Council Victoria today announced the postponement of the Seymour Relay For Life event, initially scheduled to take place on 21-22 April 2007. Read more

Solarium boom shocks skin cancer experts

Tuesday 3 April 2007
Skin cancer experts are alarmed at new research that shows the number of solariums across Australia has risen by over 300% in the last decade. Read more

Good sex, good health; Dutch sexologist presents

Monday 16 April 2007
Dr Woet Gianotten is a world-renowned gynaecologist and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in sexology. She presents a special lecture for health professionals. Read more