November 2009

Sunday 1 November, 2009


Urgent need for women to receive final dose of cervical cancer vaccine

Tuesday 24 November 2009
All women aged 18 to 26 who have received the first 2 doses of the cervical cancer vaccine were today urged by Cancer Council Victoria to book their final jab immediately. Read more

Young Victorians targeted in hard-hitting skin cancer television campaign

Thursday 19 November 2009
The Dark side of tanning graphically represents the damaging impact of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the deadly nature of melanoma, which is one of the most common cancers in young Victorians. Read more

Victoria gets first online cancer clinical trial link

Wednesday 18 November 2009
We've launched a new Internet resource called The Victorian Cancer Trials Link. It enables cancer patients, family members, caregivers and health professionals to identify suitable clinical trials that match an individual's cancer diagnosis and treatment history. Read more

Kyabram Cancer Support Group celebrates 20 years

Sunday 1 November 2009
Two decades of invaluable emotional and practical support will be recognised this week as the Kyabram Cancer Support Group celebrates its 20th anniversary. Read more

Regional men target for new prostate cancer phone groups

Sunday 1 November 2009
Ballarat resident Terry Grano had never thought of prostate cancer being a problem until he was diagnosed at age 52. He believes support groups can break down the barriers of isolation and welcomes the Cancer Council’s initiative to parter with key organisations to deliver new phone support groups to reach more men affected by prostate cancer. Read more