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12,000 Melbournians make first Electric Run glow

Monday 31 March 2014
Locals have embraced the latest fun run to hit Melbourne, with around 12,000 runners set to light up Flemington Racecourse for the Electric Run on Saturday 12 April.

Time to say 'when' on alcohol harm in Victoria

Friday 21 March 2014
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) today called on all Victorian political parties to introduce key liquor licensing reforms, including earlier closing times and alcohol service restrictions, as part of its newly launched election policy platform for the 2014 State election, "Five steps to a safer, healthier Victoria".

Cancer Council provides $1.5m for world-first research into breast cancer

Monday 17 March 2014
Victorian women with breast cancer will have new opportunities to take part in a world-first clinical trial, following the announcement of a $1.5 million research fellowship by Cancer Council Victoria today.

Kingston City Council first to partake in New Shade Project

Monday 17 March 2014
On Saturday 15 March 2014, the Victorian Government announced that the Kingston City Council will be the first council invited to apply for a grant under the new Shade Grant project.

New partnership to focus on preventing cancer in Victoria's multicultural communities

Wednesday 12 March 2014
The Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria today signed a memorandum of understanding to improve cancer outcomes in culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and to guide development of future programs and research initiatives.

Cancer Council Victoria named as charity for Melbourne’s first Electric Run

Tuesday 11 March 2014
Cancer Council Victoria has been named as the official charity for the first Electric Run to be held in Melbourne on Saturday 12th April.

Dean Bailey

Tuesday 11 March 2014
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dean Bailey from lung cancer. This can be a devastating disease, which remains the fourth most common new cancer in Victoria and the leading cause of all cancer deaths.

Intrepid Cyclist returns home after epic journey from China for cancer research

Wednesday 26 February 2014
On Sunday 2 March 2014, Jane Woodman will complete an epic bicycle journey from Beijing to Melbourne. Jane has cycled 15,000km in a solo effort to raise money for Cancer Council Victoria.

Rethink Sugary Drinks coalition applauds ACT Government for removing soft drinks from schools

Monday 24 February 2014
The Rethink Sugary Drinks coalition has commended the ACT Government for introducing a ban on sugary drinks in government schools.

Genetic discovery may explain cancer risk mystery

Friday 14 February 2014
Small risks that have been identified with common genetic variations could indicate the presence of much more influential rare mutations that are “hidden” according to international research which includes hundreds of Victorians.

Support available for cancer patients affected by bushfires

Tuesday 11 February 2014
Cancer Council Victoria has released a new fact sheet to support people coping with cancer after a natural disaster, such as bushfires.

50,000 Aussies Sought for Breakthrough Cancer Research

Friday 7 February 2014

Up to 50,000 Australians will be able to take part in a cancer research study that’s expected to spawn the next generation of scientific breakthroughs. Beginning this year, the Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study will recruit one of the largest cohorts of Australians ever to help researchers uncover new risk factors for cancer and other diseases.

Victoria part of solution to Asia-Pacific cancer epidemic

Tuesday 4 February 2014
Victoria should play a lead role in cancer control within the Asia-Pacific region to help address the growing burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases in developing countries.

Research Shows Taste isn’t Just on Tip of Tongue

Friday 31 January 2014
Researchers have taken the first step in solving taste problems for cancer patients by developing a new classification system that identifies specific elements of taste, as well as related problems that can be incorrectly thought of as taste.

Super Sugar Shockers: Summer Frozen Drinks Contain Up to 30 Teaspoons of Sugar

Tuesday 28 January 2014
While Australians look for ways to keep cool this summer, many fast food chains are cashing in by promoting seductively cheap frozen drinks that in many cases contain surprisingly large amounts of added sugar. With Australia's obesity epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, health groups are urging consumers to rethink their sugary drink.
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