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Research begins to uncover new treatments for cancers with low survival

Friday 22 February 2019

A ground-breaking study in oesophageal cancer patients trialling new blood tests (liquid biopsies) to identify the extent of disease and how likely a patient is to respond to treatment is one of three new research projects into low survival cancers announced today thanks to funding from the Victorian Government.

Graphic ad shows the lasting effects of alcohol

A graphic new campaign that outlines how alcohol makes its way through the body, damaging the healthy cells it passes along the way, aims to highlight the devastating link between alcohol and cancer to help Australians make more informed decisions about what they drink.

Charge towards a cancer free future this March

Friday 15 February 2019

The March Charge is an easy way to increase physical activity and reduce cancer risk.

Victory Against Cancer charity match kicking goals for cancer research

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Football fans and cancer fundraisers will take to the AAMI Park pitch on Sunday 10 February for the annual charity match, Victory Against Cancer, to raise funds for Cancer Council Victoria’s work in cancer research.

200,000 cancers could be avoided over 25 years if Australians get active and maintain a healthy weight

Monday 4 February 2019

New Cancer Council Australia funded research has shown over 200,000 cancer cases could be avoided in Australia over the next 25 years if all Australian adults maintained a healthy weight and met the physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention.

Cancer Council Australia position on non-health public policy issues

Cancer Council as a federation has no public position on matters of economic and financial public policy, other than an ongoing position calling for greater public investment in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, care and research.

Professor Melanie Wakefield appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for cancer prevention contribution

Behavioural scientist Professor Melanie Wakefield – who has been vital in the implementation and evaluation of Australian public health strategies and campaigns for more than 30 years – has been recognised with an appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia today.

The tooth hurts: New campaign reveals thirsty young Aussies are sipping themselves towards horror smiles

Tuesday 22 January 2019

A hard-hitting campaign launched today showing gritty and graphic images will expose the serious damage regular sugary drink consumption does to teeth.

Cancer Council welcomes $10 million Government investment in bowel cancer

Friday 18 January 2019

New campaign to encourage more Australians to do the simple test that could save 84,000 lives.

Paddle Across the Bay for a cancer-free future

Friday 11 January 2019

Paddle Across the Bay, Australia’s largest ever stand-up paddle boarding event, will take place Saturday March 2, 2019 and registrations are now open.

Investment in good health pays dividends

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Opinion piece by Todd Harper, CEO of Cancer Council Victoria. Published in the Herald Sun (p. 31) on 31/12/2018.

“Cheaper than water!”: Alcohol advertising breach shows flaws in industry self-regulation

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed a decision by the Alcohol Beverage Advertising Code (ABAC) scheme to uphold, in part, complaints over a series of irresponsible Facebook promotions by prepackaged liquor outlet, the Premix King.

Cancer Council Victoria researchers receive prestigious funding to aid cancer fight

Wednesday 12 December 2018

More than $1.6 million in funding has been awarded today to Cancer Council Victoria researchers from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Aboriginal Victorians much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than non-Aboriginal Victorians

New cancer data has revealed that while Victorians from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are 70% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than non-Aboriginal Victorians.

New report reveals a Victorian is diagnosed with cancer every 15 minutes

New data released today has revealed that one Victorian is diagnosed with cancer every 15 minutes - or 95 new diagnoses each day.

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