March 2018


Victorian teens urged to get fully immunised against cancer-causing HPV

Thursday 22 March 2018

New data released today shows a promising increase in the number of young people being fully immunised against HPV in Victoria, but some local areas are lagging behind.

2 in 3 young Victorians wrongly think social smoking is ok: survey

Tuesday 20 March 2018

A new report has found two in three young Victorians mistakenly believe occasional or social smoking is not very harmful, prompting alarm bells from public health experts.

Research begins into new technology to help treat chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Tuesday 20 March 2018

New technology to help treat chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cancer cells will be tested in clinical trials in Melbourne

South Sudanese hip-hop artist fighting hep B, one rhyme at a time

Thursday 8 March 2018

South Sudanese Australian hip-hop artist Malesh P has launched a new tune this week to encourage his community to get tested for hepatitis B and help prevent unnecessary deaths from liver cancer.

Lung cancer kills 3 times more Aboriginal women in Vic each year

Monday 5 March 2018

New cancer data has revealed Victorian women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are more than three times as likely to be diagnosed with and die from lung cancer as non-Aboriginal Victorian women.