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March 2008


A break to fix cancer

Thursday 27 March 2008
A Victorian is diagnosed with cancer every 22 minutes - around the length of an average coffee break. Read more

Geelong hosts weary runner on his way to Portland

Tuesday 25 March 2008
Geelong will host inspirational Victorian, Shaun Brewster, as he arrives in Geelong on his quest to run from Melbourne to Portland and raise $10,000 for The Cancer Council Victoria. Read more

OPC backs Brumby's obesity plan but practical measures need addressing

Tuesday 18 March 2008
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has applauded the Victorian state government's plan to screen Victoria's 2.6 million workers in a bid to reduce rates of obesity, but called on the Brumby government to also address the drivers of the problem. Read more

Calling health professionals to facilitate cancer support program

Monday 17 March 2008
The Cancer Council is calling for oncology health professionals to facilitate the Living with Cancer Education Program for cancer patients and their families and friends. Read more

Final Call for entries: Last chance to seize creative opportunity

Friday 14 March 2008
Entries for The Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards close on Friday 4 April so Victorians touched by cancer are encouraged to seize the day and start creating. Read more

Darebin students create a giant stir

Wednesday 12 March 2008
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is here again, this year the schools competition is on the hunt for the biggest, brightest, and best teacup. Read more

Latest figures show melanoma at highest level ever in Victoria

Wednesday 12 March 2008
New figures from The Cancer Council Victoria show that the number of Victorians affected by melanoma is at the highest level ever. Read more

Warning against panic prostate testing after Sam Newman surgery

Wednesday 12 March 2008
In the wake of publicity surrounding coverage of Sam Newman’s prostate cancer surgery on Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes, The Cancer Council Victoria is appealing to men to talk to their doctor before having a prostate cancer test. Read more

A cancer nurse talks about supporting Victorians

Thursday 6 March 2008
As a cancer nurse with more than 20 years experience, Suzi Grogan knows how critical it is for people affected by cancer to receive information and support. She began working on the Cancer Council Helpline 15 years ago and describes the Helpline as an important service that helps people deal with concerns about cancer. Read more