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Fast food, mindless eating & inactivity but smarter snacking: New research reveals the ‘Shape of Victoria’

Monday 22 June 2015
New research released today by LiveLighter paints a vivid picture of the typical Victorian’s lifestyle, with many confessing to regularly eating fast food, skipping breakfast, and not doing enough exercise.

Ask your GP for a hepatitis B test: it could save your life

Thursday 18 June 2015
New research by Cancer Council Victoria shows that many people in the Vietnamese community are unaware they are at increased risk of hepatitis B-related liver cancer.

Pooches pound pavement for Cancer Council

Tuesday 16 June 2015
The special love and care that only a canine best friend can provide will be celebrated at Bark For Life, an Australian-first fundraising event where dogs and their human pals can team up to support Cancer Council Victoria.

Smoke-free prisons a fresh approach for staff and prisoners

Monday 15 June 2015
New laws requiring Victorian prisons to be completely smoke-free from July 1 will protect the health of staff and prisoners, in a move supported by Quit Victoria and the Australian Medical Association (Victoria).

Sports chief and bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca urges men in the west to learn from his risky mistake

Monday 1 June 2015
Bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca is calling for men in the west to screen for bowel cancer every two years – and avoid the wake-up call he received after neglecting to do the test when he turned 50.

Young critics to give verdict on anti-smoking ads

Sunday 31 May 2015
QUIT VICTORIA is pleased to launch its popular The Critics’ Choice program in time for World No Tobacco Day today.

Outdoor dining AND drinking the way to go in Victoria

Saturday 30 May 2015
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have welcomed the State Opposition’s support for the introduction of smoke-free outdoor dining across the state, but say outdoor drinking areas must also be smoke-free.

Higher cancer survival in Australia linked to GP willingness in referring patients for tests

Thursday 28 May 2015
GPs in Victoria and New South Wales are more likely to immediately refer people with possible cancer for tests or to a specialist than those in comparable countries, according to new research.

Bowel cancer testing works - from the comfort of your own throne

Monday 25 May 2015
Sports chief and bowel cancer survivor Eugene Arocca urges Australians to take the test.

30 years of Quit saves half a million Victorians

Thursday 21 May 2015
On the organisation’s 30th birthday, Quit Victoria Director Dr Sarah White said it was frightening to imagine a Victoria in which smoking rates remained unchanged.

Cancer patients urged to ask about Victorian clinical trials

Tuesday 19 May 2015
Thousands of cancer patients who could benefit from clinical trials are missing out with Cancer Council Victoria data showing state participation levels are stagnating.

Nurses provide support, information and dispel the myths

Tuesday 12 May 2015
Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 information and support service receives more than 10,500 inquiries per year in Victoria as people affected by cancer seek guidance, assurance and assistance.

State Budget focus on preventing cancer in Victoria

Tuesday 5 May 2015
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed a strong focus on cancer prevention in today’s State Budget, which includes a range of initiatives designed to reduce the impact of cancer on Victoria.

Cancer Council Victoria wants research action this Brain Cancer Action Week

Monday 4 May 2015
Cancer Council Victoria is urging leaders to act during Brain Cancer Action Week (May 4-8), as one Australian every six hours is diagnosed with the often fatal disease.

Waterpipe tobacco poisoning case highlights need for reform

Monday 4 May 2015
Quit Victoria, the Heart Foundation and the Australian-Lebanese Medical Association have renewed calls for legislative reform to ban waterpipe smoking in enclosed workplaces following the carbon monoxide poisoning of a 20-year-old hookah smoker.
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