June 2010

Tuesday 1 June, 2010


Landmark menu labelling will show the fat in the froth

Tuesday 29 June 2010
Health conscious consumers may be unwittingly ordering energy dense snacks and drinks, which may contain up to a quarter of their daily kilojoule intake, due to a lack of clear menu labelling, said Jane Martin, Senior Policy Adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Lung cancer killing more Australians than ever before but reprieve in sight

Wednesday 23 June 2010
Smoking continues to take a huge toll on Australians with a new report showing lung cancer is still the number one cause of cancer death in the country - killing more people in 2007 than breast, prostate and skin cancers combined.

Urgent action required as obesity toll continues to blow out

Wednesday 23 June 2010
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report released today highlights the need for the Government to stop pandering to industry and get serious about preventing overweight and obesity, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Cancer Council Victoria supports Cancer Australia and NBOCC amalgamation

Wednesday 16 June 2010
Cancer Council Victoria welcomes today's announcement by the Australian Government to merge Cancer Australia and the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC).

Queen's Birthday Honours

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Cancer Council Victoria staff and volunteers were among those recognised on the Queen's Birthday 2010 Honour List. Congratulations to Avis Macphee AM, Peter Fuhrmann PSM and Barbara Thomas OAM.

More proof a price increase helps smokers quit as senate passes tobacco tax

Tuesday 15 June 2010
Calls to Quitline have surged since the increase in tobacco tax excise and were higher in May in Victoria than for any other month in four years. Some 3,111 Victorians phoned the Quitline last month, compared to just over two thousand callers the month before.

Victorian communities to receive free Cancer Forums thanks to RACV

Wednesday 9 June 2010
We're working hard to reduce the impact of cancer on Victorians and one way we do this is by providing a series of free community forums across Victoria with the support of RACV.

Brothers in Arms - A shared cancer journey

Tuesday 8 June 2010
The story of Jon and Tim Mannah, brothers and NRL stars, coping with Jon's cancer diagnosis. Throughout July 2010, big name sporting stars like Tim Mannah alongside Socceroos' Tim Cahill, and Essendon's Andrew Welsh are urging sporting clubs across the country to join them in our Call To Arms to help tackle their toughest opponent yet - cancer.

Slip, slop, slap, seek, slide – and slopes!

Monday 7 June 2010
Pack your sun protection gear for the slopes – that’s the message from SunSmart ahead of the official ski season opening this weekend.

Yarrawonga to benefit from free Cancer Council forums

Thursday 3 June 2010
Every year around 200 residents in Yarrawonga and the surrounding community hear the devastating news "you have cancer". Two RACV-sponsored forums on Friday 18 June will provide information and support to cancer patients, their families and friends.

Bowel cancer treatment costs quadruple in 10 years

Tuesday 1 June 2010
Research released today shows annual bowel cancer treatment costs will have increased four-fold to $1 billion over 10 years by 2011, strengthening the economic case for expanding the Government's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.