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‘Black-market’ fears quashed as study finds Victorian solarium ban a success

Thursday 22 September 2016
Yesterday's first successful prosecution of illegal tanning operations follows the publication of a new study that shows the ban on commercial solariums has led to a dramatic reduction in the availability of tanning machines in Victoria. Read more

Ethnic leaders call on MPs to close waterpipes loophole in Victoria

Tuesday 13 September 2016
Leaders from local African and Middle Eastern communities have joined other ethnic groups in calling for MPs to support a proposal before the Victorian Parliament to bring waterpipe use, sale and advertising into line with other tobacco laws. Read more

World-first study confirms rare genetic mutations cause high breast cancer risk

Monday 5 September 2016
A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the risk of developing breast cancer from some relatively rare genetic changes is similar to that from the more common BRCA 1 and 2 mutations. Read more

Cigarette price rise another reason to quit

Thursday 1 September 2016
Quitline is preparing for an influx of calls ahead of a tobacco tax increase, which will push the current leading brand of cigarettes to more than $26. Read more

Daffodil Day celebrates 30 years of growing hope

Thursday 25 August 2016
Cancer Council’s much-loved Daffodil Day will turn 30 tomorrow, coinciding with three decades of significant advancements towards a cancer-free world. Read more

Arabic cancer screening project fights stigma to make community healthier

Wednesday 17 August 2016
A new unique program aims to improve the screening rates for breast, bowel and cervical cancers for Arabic people in the Hume area. Read more

Half of 'natural' foods unhealthy: report

Wednesday 10 August 2016
Australians are being urged to be wary of foods which claim to be ‘natural' with new research showing that almost 5 in 10 ‘natural' products are high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt. Read more

E-cigarette ads can trigger an urge to smoke in ex-smokers

Tuesday 2 August 2016
Exposure to electronic cigarette advertising may increase former smokers' desire to start smoking regular cigarettes again, new research has found. Read more

Government’s new hepatitis strategies – positive step to eliminate burden of disease

Thursday 28 July 2016
Cancer Council Victoria welcomes the Victorian Government’s new strategies to improve outcomes for the 218,000 Australians living with hepatitis B and 230,000 Australians living with hepatitis C. Read more
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