August 2009

Monday 3 August, 2009


Cancer Council Victoria welcomes new SunSmart funding on Daffodil Day

Friday 28 August 2009
One million dollars in new funding announced today for a skin cancer prevention campaign in Victoria has been welcomed by Cancer Council Victoria, as volunteers work tirelessly throughout the state on Daffodil Day. Read more

UICC President calls on Governments to follow Victorian lead

Tuesday 25 August 2009
The Victorian Government's commitment to improvements in cancer survival rates has been showcased at the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit in Dublin. Read more

Smokers at increased risk of cervical cancer

Tuesday 18 August 2009
Many of us are aware smoking causes lung cancer, what's not commonly known is that smoking increases your risk of developing cancer of the cervix. Recent figures indicate 49% of Indigenous women smoke, which places Indigenous women at higher risk of developing the deadly disease. Read more

Unprecedented cervical cancer vaccine uptake

Tuesday 18 August 2009
Record numbers of Australian women aged 18 to 26 have taken up the first dose of the government's free cervical cancer vaccine. Preliminary data indicates a national uptake of 35% to 60%. Read more

Australian fashion designers support blooming good cause

Thursday 13 August 2009
Akira Isogawa, Arthur Galan, Bettina Liano, Flamingo Sands, J'Aton, JASONGRECH, Jayson Brunsdon, Jenny Bannister, White Suede, LIFEwithBIRD and Lady Petrova have all created Daffodil Day inspired fashion pieces that reflect what Daffodil Day is all about - hope and inspiration. Read more

Senate passes alcopops bill: a victory for health says Alcohol Policy Coalition

Thursday 13 August 2009
A Coalition of health agencies has welcomed the Senate's decision today to pass the "alcopops bill". Read more

Video: Join the fight this Daffodil Day

Monday 3 August 2009
One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85. They're people just like Morgyn Glyndwr, who was diagnosed with cancer at just 2 years of age. In this video, Morgyn's grandmother, Anne Lindell, describes the devastating effect Morgyn's cancer diagnosis had on the family. Read more