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$1 million pledged to SunSmart campaign

Wednesday 31 October 2012
SunSmart has welcomed today's announcement by the State Government that it will fund an advertising and digital media campaign to warn Victorians about the dangers of sun exposure over summer.

Breast screening saves lives despite some overdiagnosis

Tuesday 30 October 2012
A large independent British review of the risks and benefits of breast cancer screening published in The Lancet today has found that breast cancer screening does save lives.

Victorian Shortage of Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists (ROMPs)

Friday 26 October 2012
Cancer Council Victoria and clinicians of the Victorian Co-operative Oncology Group are concerned about reports of a shortage of Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists (ROMPs) in Victoria.

SA announces sunbed ban – Vic must follow or become solarium dumping ground

Thursday 25 October 2012
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria have called on the Victorian Parliament to follow the lead of the South Australian Government that has today announced a ban on solariums by 31 December 2014.

Childhood cancer survival figures brings hope for patients and their families

Wednesday 17 October 2012
Survival for Victorian children diagnosed with cancer is at an all-time high, with a report released by Cancer Council Victoria today showing overall five-year cancer survival in children under the age of 15 years has increased from 68% in 1982 to 82% in 2010.

Join the fight against skin cancer - become a SunSmart ambassador!

Wednesday 17 October 2012
The search is on for SunSmart ambassadors to spread the word about Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide! this summer.

Salt, fat and energy reduction targets only valuable if monitored

Wednesday 10 October 2012
The government and the Australian public should be wary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's (AFGC) Healthier Australia Commitment, which was launched today, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Smoking on beaches ban does not go far enough

Wednesday 10 October 2012
The State Government's plan to ban smoking on patrolled beaches does not go far enough, according to four of Victoria's most respected health organisations.

Report shows more women surviving breast cancer in Victoria

Friday 5 October 2012
Victorian women living with breast cancer today are more likely to survive for at least five years after their diagnosis than they were 20 years ago, according to statistics released by Cancer Council Victoria.

Cancer evidence adds weight to calls for solarium ban

Wednesday 3 October 2012
An international study, published in the British Medical Journal this week, found that people who used tanning beds were more likely to develop two types of non-melanoma skin cancer; basal and squamous cell carcinoma.

Vic report: Obesity crisis grossly understated

Thursday 27 September 2012
A report released today, the Victorian Health Monitor, has found that obesity prevalence in Victoria has been grossly underestimated.

Victorian Health Monitor Report shows low Vitamin D is seasonal

Thursday 27 September 2012
The Victorian Health Monitor Report released today reveals that over 50% of Victorians have vitamin D deficiency in winter.

Top marks for Geelong Kindergartens on SunSmart scorecard!

Tuesday 18 September 2012
SunSmart is delighted to announce that 100% of Geelong Kindergarten Association (GKA) preschools are now members of the SunSmart Program, leading the way in ultraviolet (UV) protection.

On the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, new study shows UV levels have increased over last 50 years

Sunday 16 September 2012
Recently published research for the first time examines changes in ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Australia over a period of fifty years (1959-2009). The research found that there has been an overall annual increase in UV levels of 2% to 6% since the 1990s, for locations throughout Australia.

Lymphoma Awareness Day a reminder of need for more research into forgotten cancers

Saturday 15 September 2012
World Lymphoma Awareness Day (15 September) is a reminder that for the 1,312 Victorians diagnosed with lymphoma each year, further research is needed.
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