May 2013

Wednesday 1 May, 2013


New research: Sports star endorsement works a treat on junk food packaging

Tuesday 28 May 2013
Claims such as ‘Good source of calcium and protein' and sports star endorsements on food packaging do influence children's choices. This is the finding of a new study published in Pediatric Obesity.

Quit Victoria releases its most emotional campaign yet as new data reveals what helps smokers to quit

Sunday 26 May 2013
Anti-smoking campaigns are one of the most helpful aids in assisting former smokers to stay quit, new Cancer Council Victoria data has revealed.

Victorian Government takes home Dirty Ashtray for second year in a row

Friday 24 May 2013
The Victorian Government has been awarded the Dirty Ashtray award for the worst-performing government in tobacco control in 2012.

Thank you Ian Robson

Thursday 23 May 2013
Cancer Council Victoria would like to acknowledge and thank outgoing Essendon Football Club chief executive Ian Robson for his support and enthusiasm for our cause.

Timely reminder on CT scans

Wednesday 22 May 2013
A study of almost 11 million Australians, published in the British Medical Journal today, suggests people are at slightly greater risk of cancer after having a CT scan in childhood or adolescence.

Angelina Jolie and genetic breast cancer risk

Wednesday 15 May 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie's recent public comments about her decision to undergo a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy have attracted worldwide media interest. Although breast cancer is common in Australia, only 5% to 10% of cases are linked to known genetic factors.

Internet searches indicate renewed interest in solariums

Tuesday 14 May 2013
The findings of a new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health provides evidence that solarium use may be making a comeback with renewed interest in recent years.

Leading health groups call on Victorians to bone up on vitamin D knowledge

Sunday 12 May 2013
SunSmart, Osteoporosis Australia and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria are joining together to raise awareness around the importance of vitamin D for healthy bones and in the prevention of osteoporosis.

197 cancer clinicians join together to call on Victorian State Government to Keep Fresh Air Fresh

Friday 10 May 2013
Almost 200 of Victoria's most respected cancer specialists and clinicians have joined the call for the Victorian State Government to introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.

New study: 61,000 cancer deaths avoided in 20 years

Thursday 9 May 2013
About 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years, according to new Cancer Council research released today.