March 2010

Monday 1 March, 2010


How much is smoking REALLY costing you?

Thursday 18 March 2010
This is the big question young people are being asked on Youth Tobacco Free Day, this Friday March 19.

Last chance to share your experience creatively with Cancer Council

Wednesday 17 March 2010
Entries for Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards 2010 will close on Wednesday 7 April and artists are being encouraged to start their creations before it’s too late.

Farmers targeted for skin cancer prevention as UV levels still high in Victoria

Tuesday 16 March 2010
With UV levels remaining high enough across Victoria to cause sunburn in as little as 16 minutes, SunSmart is running the skin cancer prevention and early detection campaign, Take care of your farm's most important asset - you.

New National alliance formed to reduce harm from alcohol

Monday 15 March 2010
Comprising an initial 26 major organisations with a focus on public health and alcohol, the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) will focus on reducing alcohol problems in the community.

Cancer Council Victoria Director announces retirement

Friday 12 March 2010
Professor David Hill, AO - an internationally respected behavioural scientist who was the founding Director of our Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer (CBRC) - has announced he will be retiring in early 2011.

Indigenous artists asked to tell their cancer story through art

Friday 12 March 2010
The Indigenous Visual Art category, introduced 5 years ago, is always marked by the quality of its entries ranging from painting and photographs to video works, craft and sculpture.

Nanoparticles & sunscreen

Friday 12 March 2010
Nanotechnology has been used in sunscreens for many years. To date, our assessment, drawing on the best available evidence, is that nanoparticulates used in sunscreens do not pose a risk.

Secondhand smoke puts 13-year-olds at higher risk of heart disease

Thursday 11 March 2010
Researchers in Finland found that 13-year-olds who'd had frequent exposure to tobacco smoke exhibited thicker artery walls, higher levels of cholesterol, and other blood vessel problems.

Arts Awards Melbourne Exhibition 2010

Friday 5 March 2010
A collection of outstanding entries from Cancer Council Victoria’s, internationally acclaimed, Arts Awards will be on display in Melbourne from 11 July.

Mildura Relay For Life Life - Team information & registration night

Friday 5 March 2010
Mildura residents are invited to Cancer Council Victoria’s Relay For Life Team Information Night to hear more about the Relay event held in March.

Tea up your friends in May

Friday 5 March 2010
Help tip the balance in the fight against cancer by taking part in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea this May.