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New research: Obesity and alcohol not top of mind when it comes to cancer risk

Tuesday 21 January 2014
More than 28,000 Victorians are diagnosed with preventable cancers each year and over 10,000 Victorians die from these cancers but the latest research from Cancer Council Victoria shows that these figures could be reduced.

Aboriginal health findings validate preventative investment

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Findings of the ‘Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey’ released today validate the Federal Government’s investment and community partnership approach to tackling chronic disease risk factors.

Geelong tops the league when it comes to industries with highest UV exposure

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that Geelong has the highest number of workers in industries with high exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation outside of Melbourne.

Local cricket club hits skin cancer for six!

Monday 25 November 2013
SunSmart has congratulated St Mary’s Nagle Cricket Club for their winning edge in protection against skin cancer in East Gippsland this summer.

NEW RESEARCH: Sporting venues rival beaches as sunburn hotspots

Monday 18 November 2013
Cancer Council research shows Australians are at the same risk of being sunburnt at sporting venues as they are at the beach.

Alcohol Ad Shame: Booze advertisers saturating Aussie kids

Thursday 7 November 2013
Leading health groups launched a new satirical video ('Alcohol Ad Shame') to highlight the absurdity of alcohol advertising during times when large numbers of children and young people are watching television.

Australia should follow Mexico's lead and investigate tax on soft drinks and junk food

Wednesday 6 November 2013
As Mexico enters the final stages to introduce a tax on sugary soft drink and junk food, new public opinion data reveals Australians are also in favour of pricing interventions to improve health, with more than two thirds (68%) in support of increasing the price of unhealthy foods and using the money to reduce the cost of healthy foods

Hats off to Castlemaine Secondary College

Wednesday 6 November 2013
SunSmart congratulates Castlemaine Secondary College on successfully securing funding from their local Lions Club to purchase SunSmart hats for their junior students.

New research: Over half of Victorians still like a tan, despite risks

Tuesday 5 November 2013
New Cancer Council research shows that 54% of Victorians aged 13 - 34 still say they like to get a tan, and 30% intentionally attempted to tan last summer.

Time to step up efforts on prevention

Thursday 24 October 2013
Investment must be expanded in order for further in-roads to be made on smoking, obese and overweight rates in Australia, according to Cancer Council Victoria.

Heat on Victorian employers to keep their employees safe from the sun

Tuesday 22 October 2013
This Work Safe Week, SunSmart is calling on Victorian employers to take action towards preventing skin cancer in the workplace.

VIC State Government introduces solarium ban legislation

Wednesday 16 October 2013
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new solarium ban legislation passed in Parliament yesterday.

Victorian cancer burden to jump 50%

Friday 11 October 2013
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics & Trends 2012, released today, predicts that by 2027 more than 44,000 new cases of cancer will be recorded in Victoria each year. In the same period cancer deaths will increase to more than 13,000.

Victorian cervix cancer rates at all time low

Friday 11 October 2013
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics & Trends 2012, released today, reveals that the rate of new cervix cancer cases has fallen by 45% and the rate of deaths has declined by 61% in Victoria within the past 20 years.

Obesity Driving Increase in Uterus Cancer

Monday 23 September 2013
New figures released today for the launch of Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In campaign show the number of Victorian women diagnosed with uterus cancer is set to rise by 60% in the next 15 years (from 577 diagnoses per year to 900) as the number of younger women facing the disease grows.
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