October 2011

Tuesday 4 October, 2011


Aspirin study - cancer cases halved

Friday 28 October 2011
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the results of a study published today in The Lancet, which shows a regular dose of aspirin can half the number of cancer cases in people with a hereditary risk of the disease.

The bachelor – a potentially deadly way of life

Friday 28 October 2011
Cut your cancer risk blog post: Can a walk down the aisle and saying ‘I do' really reduce our cancer risk? Norwegian researchers think so after finding that bachelors are twice as likely to die of cancer compared to married men.

Prestigious grants highlight quality of Cancer Council Victoria research

Wednesday 19 October 2011
Research into breast cancer, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma and alcohol will be boosted by over $3 million in grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) made to Cancer Council Victoria staff and colleagues.

Breast cancer fight is not over

Tuesday 18 October 2011
While the number of breast cancer-related deaths has steadily fallen over the past decade, latest Cancer Council figures show it is still one of the most common cancers with one in 11 Victorian women facing a diagnosis by the age of 75.

Girls Night In raffle results

Wednesday 12 October 2011
Cancer Council Victoria today announced the winners of a Girls Night In raffle, drawn at an event on 7 October 2011. All prizes for the raffle were donated to the event, and all funds raised at the event will be directed into cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

Planning to swap it

Tuesday 11 October 2011
Cut your cancer risk blog post: I have been somewhat inspired by the announcement of the National 12 week ‘swapping' challenge.

Slip, Slap, Slop, Seek, Slide and Ride!

Monday 10 October 2011
SunSmart and i ski for tommy (isft.) are joining forces this year to remind cyclists to protect themselves when riding in Australia's premier mass participation bike ride, Around the Bay, on Sunday 16th October.

New SunSmart tool provides defence against skin cancer

Thursday 6 October 2011
SunSmart today launched a new online planning tool to help schools, childcare centres, community groups and Local Government to ensure adequate, quality shade is provided in their parks, playgrounds and public open spaces.

The balancing act of cancer prevention

Tuesday 4 October 2011
News last week that women diagnosed with breast cancer are failing to give up smoking or drinking inspired the latest blog post about balancing healthy lifestyle messages with ones to support cancer patients.