June 2015

Monday 1 June, 2015


Smartphone app puts clinical trials at the fingertip of doctors

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Cancer clinicians now have even easier access to the latest information on Victorian clinical trials using their smartphones, following the launch of the Victorian Cancer Trials link mobile app. Read more

Show you care about beating cancer on Daffodil Day

Monday 29 June 2015
With about 360,000 Australians currently living with cancer and a further 350 people told they have cancer every day, it’s likely most people will know someone affected by the disease. Read more

Prostate cancer trial shows longer survival with immediate hormone treatment

Friday 26 June 2015
Australian researchers have discovered that men with incurable prostate cancer, but without symptoms, who received immediate hormone treatment on the TROG 03.06 (TOAD) clinical trial, had an increase in survival over those who delayed treatment. Read more

Bowel cancer screening still bottom of Australians’ concerns

Monday 22 June 2015
63% of Victorians invited into the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program are not taking part. Read more

Fast food, mindless eating & inactivity but smarter snacking: New research reveals the ‘Shape of Victoria’

Monday 22 June 2015
New research released today by LiveLighter paints a vivid picture of the typical Victorian’s lifestyle, with many confessing to regularly eating fast food, skipping breakfast, and not doing enough exercise. Read more

Ask your GP for a hepatitis B test: it could save your life

Thursday 18 June 2015
New research by Cancer Council Victoria shows that many people in the Vietnamese community are unaware they are at increased risk of hepatitis B-related liver cancer. Read more

Pooches pound pavement for Cancer Council

Tuesday 16 June 2015
The special love and care that only a canine best friend can provide will be celebrated at Bark For Life, an Australian-first fundraising event where dogs and their human pals can team up to support Cancer Council Victoria. Read more

Smoke-free prisons a fresh approach for staff and prisoners

Monday 15 June 2015
New laws requiring Victorian prisons to be completely smoke-free from July 1 will protect the health of staff and prisoners, in a move supported by Quit Victoria and the Australian Medical Association (Victoria). Read more

Sports chief and bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca urges men in the west to learn from his risky mistake

Monday 1 June 2015
Bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca is calling for men in the west to screen for bowel cancer every two years – and avoid the wake-up call he received after neglecting to do the test when he turned 50. Read more