June 2016

Wednesday 1 June, 2016


New pilot project to improve hep B outcomes for at-risk patients

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Improved screening of patients at risk of hepatitis B is the aim of a new pilot project underway in Victoria, with early diagnosis and treatment crucial to reduce the risk of liver cancer. Read more

Go dry this July for Cancer Council Victoria

Thursday 23 June 2016
Thinking about giving up alcohol for a bit? As well as being good for your health, now there’s even more incentive with Cancer Council Victoria on board with Dry July as a beneficiary charity for the first time. Read more

Obesity Policy Coalition applauds Greens for committing to sugary drinks tax

Wednesday 22 June 2016
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to introduce a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks as part of its broader plan to combat Australia's worsening obesity problem. Read more

Heinz under spotlight over ‘healthy' high-sugar toddler snacks

Tuesday 21 June 2016
Food companies who make misleading health claims on children's products have been put on notice today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Read more

Fishing to fight cancer: Skipper circumnavigates Australia for Cancer Council

Monday 6 June 2016
Mark Ratchford, a keen fisherman and Cancer Council supporter, will depart on his ‘Fish For Life’ adventure today, navigating the seas during a four month journey for the fight against cancer. Read more

New project to combat poor cancer screening rates in Melbourne’s south-east

Tuesday 7 June 2016
A new partnership and awareness campaign has been announced to encourage more residents of the Monash, Dandenong, Moorabbin, Caulfield, Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham regions to have regular cancer screening. Read more