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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.

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.
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