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August 2013

Thursday 1 August, 2013


New figures reveal numbers of Victorians living with cancer

Wednesday 21 August 2013
Almost 156,000 Victorians are living with a diagnosis of cancer made in the past decade according to figures released for the first time today. Read more

$5.6 million hep B funding will help to stem fastest growing cancer

Monday 12 August 2013
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed an announcement today by Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek to commit $5.6 million to identifying and treating hepatitis B. Read more

A New Professional Golf Tournament with a Twist is Launched - 'The Rush'

Friday 9 August 2013
Imagine this: Kerri-Anne Kennerley has the chance to hole a putt worth $1 million for her team. Well that is one of the many scenarios Frank Williams spoke about when he announced the most exciting new event on the Australian Golf calendar in years, 'The Rush'. Read more

Greens Commit to Ban on Junk Food Advertising to Children

Friday 9 August 2013
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has today congratulated the Greens for their commitment to restricting junk food advertising to children, and it's urged other parties to follow suit. Read more

Smoking rates in Victoria drop to record lows, new research reveals

Tuesday 6 August 2013
New Cancer Council Victoria data has revealed regular smoking rates in Victoria have dropped to a record low of 13.3%. Read more

Webinar for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers facing tough choices

Tuesday 6 August 2013
New research released today has revealed that women with a strong genetic predisposition to breast cancer may be able to dramatically reduce their risk of developing a new tumour by taking the cancer prevention tablet Tamoxifen after their first tumour. Read more

Tax increase will help thousands to kick the habit

Thursday 1 August 2013
The cigarette tax increase announced by the Federal Government today could help tens of thousands of Australians to kick the habit, Quit Victoria Acting Executive Director Kylie Lindorff said today. Read more