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Roll-your-own on the rise, prompting reality check for smokers

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Victorians are consuming fewer cigarettes overall but use of roll-your-own tobacco is increasing, prompting a warning for smokers not to be fooled about its devastating health impact.

Statement from Cancer Council Victoria on Cochrane Review of plain packaging

Thursday 27 April 2017
Cancer Council Victoria welcomes the findings of an independent systematic Cochrane Review released today that has found tobacco plain packaging may reduce smoking prevalence.

Researchers a step closer to harnessing the immune system against cancer

Wednesday 26 April 2017
Victorian researchers investigating how to genetically engineer a patient’s immune system to target cancers have discovered a new method to enhance the potential of this therapy, with the discovery providing the potential to uncover more effective treatments for a range of cancers.

Powerful Australian cancer and alcohol advertisement ranked best in the world

Thursday 20 April 2017
A graphic advertisement which shows how alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, increasing the risk of cancerous cell mutations in the liver, bowel and throat, has been found to be the most effective alcohol education advertisement internationally, according to a new study.

John Clarke - A statement from Cancer Council Victoria CEO, Todd Harper

Monday 10 April 2017
We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of comedian and long-time Cancer Council Victoria supporter John Clarke.

Young men urged to stop stalling and quit

Monday 10 April 2017
Young men are the target of a new Quit campaign, which urges smokers to ditch cigarettes now rather put off quitting until they are older and starting to feel the damage to their health.

Victorian clinical trials receive $2.5 million boost to improve patient access

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Victorian clinical trials receive $2.5 million boost to improve patient access.

New clinical trial announced for cancer patients in Albury/Wodonga

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Patient access to Victorian cancer clinical trials will be improved for local residents around Albury/Wodonga thanks to a grant announced by Cancer Council Victoria today, Tuesday 28 March.

Free webinar will help navigate the journey of pancreatic cancer

Wednesday 8 March 2017
People affected by pancreatic cancer can join a free webinar Pancreatic cancer – navigating the journey on Tuesday 28 March 2017, from anywhere across Australia.

A Hep B test could save your life: Doctor urges Vietnamese Australians to get tested

Tuesday 7 March 2017
Cancer Council Victoria has launched a new campaign to encourage Vietnamese Australians to get tested for hepatitis B.

Too many teens ignoring risks of a bronzed body: study

Wednesday 1 March 2017
More than half of secondary school students are willing to put themselves at risk of skin cancer for the sake of a tan – despite knowing the risks.

New campaign busts myths around cervical screening in LGBTIQ community

Monday 13 February 2017
Melbourne ‘Driving You Homo' JOY FM radio presenters, Dee Mason and Lisa Daniel, have proven to have faces for radio and the screen in a new campaign to empower LGBTIQ people with a cervix to have regular cervical screening.

4 in 5 Victorians support kilojoules on the menu: survey shows

Friday 10 February 2017
Leading health organisations have today congratulated the Victorian Government for passing legislation to make kilojoule labelling on menus mandatory, as new data shows the majority of Victorians support the move, along with an education campaign.

Reflecting on our global impact this World Cancer Day

Thursday 2 February 2017
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer will celebrate its fifth birthday on World Cancer Day, February 4.

Cancer Council Victoria celebrates Medal of the Order of Australia medal for cancer control pioneer Dorothy Reading

Thursday 26 January 2017

Cancer Council Victoria is thrilled that Dorothy Reading – who played a major role in establishing successful cancer prevention programs such as Quit, Pap Screen Victoria, and BreastScreen Victoria - has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list.

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