August 2017

Tuesday 1 August, 2017


Inequality in a cancer diagnosis: 51% of all cancer deaths are caused by a ‘forgotten cancer’

Thursday 24 August 2017
Rare and less common cancers are responsible for half of all cancer deaths in Victoria, with five-year survival of some as low as seven per cent. This is in stark contrast to survival of up to 90 percent for more common cancers such as breast cancer, as revealed today by Cancer Council Victoria.

Vale Fiona Richardson MP

Thursday 24 August 2017
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Victorian MP Fiona Richardson from cancer.

Acid, sugar in sugary drinks pose serious threat to teeth

Wednesday 9 August 2017
In line with the theme of Dental Health Week (7-13 August 2017) - Oral Health for Busy Lives, the health and community organisations behind Rethink Sugary Drink are calling on Australians to think of their teeth before reaching for a sugary drink when out and about.

Holiday Breaks for Families Affected by Cancer

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Cancer patients and their families who are in desperate need of a short break away can enjoy a cosy getaway this spring by taking advantage of a Cancer Council Victoria Holiday Break.

Buy yellow for someone you know this Daffodil Day

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Daffodil Day is just a couple of weeks away (Friday, August 25) and Cancer Council Victoria is reminding people how important it is for the whole community to show their support for those who have been affected by cancer.

Appeal to workplaces to sell merchandise ahead of Daffodil Day Friday 25 August!

Thursday 3 August 2017

With Daffodil Day fast approaching, Cancer Council Victoria is hoping workplaces and businesses around the state will order and sell merchandise to their colleagues and customers to help those affected by cancer.

Free toys have powerful influence on what kids want to eat: study

Tuesday 1 August 2017
New research from Cancer Council Victoria has revealed what food companies have known for decades – that supplying movie character toys with fast food has an enormous impact on what Aussie kids want to eat.