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Obese women 40% more likely to develop some cancers: new figures

Tuesday 24 March 2015
New figures have revealed that women who are obese are 40% more likely to develop certain cancers than women of a healthy weight, prompting urgent calls for Victorians to be aware of the link between weight and cancer.

Quit and Cancer Council welcome new smokefree areas

Monday 23 March 2015
New smoking bans will come into effect almost a month earlier than earlier than expected on Monday 13th April to coincide with the start of Term 2 in Victoria.

Australia’s plain packaging is working: first comprehensive evaluation of world-first tobacco laws released

Thursday 19 March 2015
The introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia is delivering on its promise to restrict the ability of the pack to create appeal, according to the first comprehensive evaluation of the legislation.

Statement of condolence

Wednesday 11 March 2015
On behalf of our staff and volunteers, Cancer Council Victoria would like to express its sincere condolences at the recent passing of 17-year-old Joel Salmon.

New plan to improve cancer outcomes in Victorian Aboriginal communities

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Improving the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians is the driving force behind Cancer Council Victoria’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Young cricket fans bombarded by alcohol advertising, as regulators move to relax alcohol advertising restrictions

Wednesday 4 March 2015
Live broadcasts of One Day International and T20 matches are being hijacked by alcohol advertisers that are exploiting an exemption in the television broadcasting code and exposing young cricket fans to excessive amounts of alcohol advertising in the process.

PGA and Cancer Council join forces

Saturday 14 February 2015
The PGA of Australia has launched a new community partnership with Cancer Council, aimed at supporting the charity’s messages of research, prevention, support and advocacy.

Health benefits of alcohol challenged by research findings

Wednesday 11 February 2015
Health experts have warned that any perceived health benefits from alcohol may have been exaggerated.

70 and 74-year-olds added to National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Thursday 5 February 2015
From this year, 70 and 74-year-olds will receive at-home bowel cancer screening kits as the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program continues to widen screening to include additional age groups.

Cheap deal on a frozen drink? It could cost your health

Thursday 5 February 2015
Price promotions on sugary, frozen drinks are putting children's health on the line, seducing them to buy drinks containing up to 25 teaspoons of sugar on hot summer days.

Ten years on: ‘Bronzed Aussie’ aspiration a thing of the past

Wednesday 21 January 2015
New Cancer Council research shows Victorians prefer tanning much less than a decade ago but that sunburn rates are still too high.

Best and worst cervical screening rates in Victoria revealed with new report

Tuesday 20 January 2015
Newly released data published in the Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry's Statistical Report 2013 shows that 60.4% of Victorian women aged 20-69 years participated in two-yearly Pap tests in the 2012-2013 period, rising minimally from 60.0% in 2011-2012.

Victoria’s brightest push cancer research boundaries

Tuesday 20 January 2015
Four Victorian research teams with ideas described as “visionary” have begun work to find new treatments for cancer types that are aggressive, difficult to treat or incurable thanks to financial backing from Cancer Council Victoria donors.

Introducing Dr Sarah White as new Director of Quit Victoria

Monday 19 January 2015
Cancer Council Victoria is pleased to welcome leading public health and communications professional, Sarah White PhD, as the new Director of Quit Victoria.

Smokers take the plunge and sign the pledge

Monday 19 January 2015
The Victorian Aboriginal Quitline is launching a new Pledge today, to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers in Victoria commit to cutting down or kicking the habit over the next four weeks.
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