December 2008

Wednesday 31 December, 2008


New data shows lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer in female cancer deaths

Friday 19 December 2008
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has revealed that lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the cause of the most cancer deaths in Australian women. Read more

Distressed callers answered at Christmas

Thursday 18 December 2008
More than 2000 Victorians will be told they have cancer in December, over 800 will loose the battle and many will be told the good news that they are cancer free. The Cancer Council Victoria today urged the community to be aware that a helpline would operate over the Christmas period. Read more

Ones man's epic adventure for the cancer fight

Thursday 18 December 2008
Cancer Council Victoria supporter, Mr Mike McKenzie, will ride his bicycle from Melbourne to Perth in memory of loved ones lost to cancer on Thursday 18 December. Read more

Cancer Action Plan welcomed

Wednesday 17 December 2008
The Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed today's release of the new Cancer Action Plan. Director, Professor David Hill, said it was extremely pleasing that the Victorian Government had put together and launched the plan - a first for Victoria. Read more

Nurses urged to register for revamped program

Tuesday 16 December 2008
A specialised breast care nurse education program has been revamped and places are now open for 2009. The postgraduate unit, ‘Breast Care Nursing: Foundations for Practice’, is offered by La Trobe University and the Cancer Council Victoria. Read more

David Hill presents at All Ireland Cancer Conference

Wednesday 3 December 2008
The keynote speaker at the 4th All-Ireland Cancer Conference will be Dr David Hill, who will talk about reducing the burden of cancer through behaviour change and public policy. Read more

Pap test data reveals pleasant surprise

Monday 1 December 2008
Data released from the Victorian Pap test Registry contradicts fears that young women having the cervical cancer vaccine may discontinue Pap tests, believing they're no longer needed. Read more