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Nurses provide lifeline as need for cancer support surges

Friday 13 November 2020

Cancer Council nurses who have been on the frontline of our response to COVID are today being thanked for helping thousands of Victorians through its 13 11 20 information and support phone line.

New report reveals Victoria on track to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030

Monday 9 November 2020

Victoria is on track to become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to eliminate cervical cancer, with the cancer seeing a 48% drop in incidence since 1982.

New data show prostate cancer treated differently in public and private health settings

Monday 12 October 2020

A new study by Cancer Council Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed that men diagnosed with prostate cancer in a private health setting are more likely to receive radical surgery than men diagnosed in a public setting.

Celebrating carers across Victoria for National Carers Week

Sunday 11 October 2020

As part of National Carers Week, from October 11 to 17 2020, Cancer Council Victoria is recognising and thanking carers across Victoria and particularly those Victorians caring for cancer patients.

Cancer screening saves lives, but thousands of Victorians are missing out

Thursday 8 October 2020

Cancer Council Victoria is urging people to get up to date with bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening as data released today shows that fewer Victorians are participating in the three cancer screening programs in 2020 than in previous years.

New study shows alcohol harm reduction ads made by industry could undermine health messages

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Harm reduction campaigns funded by the alcohol industry could undermine public health messages, a peer-reviewed study published today in the BMJ Open has revealed.

McCabe Centre wins international award for work to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases through law

Friday 25 September 2020

The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer was honoured for its action to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a 2020 UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (UNIATF) Award.

Food industry marketing sugary baby foods as healthy, misleading consumers

Thursday 24 September 2020

Processed baby foods that are high in added sugar from concentrated fruit ingredients are being marketed as healthy, posing a health risk to infants a new study has found.

Victoria aiming to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030, as latest Cancer Plan released

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the announcement of the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024 today, applauding the Victorian Government’s commitment to eliminate cervical cancer.

No butts about it: Cancer Council Victoria campaign urges men to do the bowel screening test

Sunday 13 September 2020

With only one third of eligible Victorian men aged 50-54 participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, Cancer Council Victoria has launched an urgent call for them to complete the free life-saving test when it arrives in their mailbox every two years.

Distress calls to Cancer Council’s information and support line quadruple amid COVID-19 restrictions

Thursday 27 August 2020

Distress calls from cancer patients worried about COVID-19 to Cancer Council Victoria nurses have quadrupled since the beginning of the pandemic.  

Campaign urges people to see their doctor as new data raises alarm on declining cancer notifications

Friday 21 August 2020

Data released today by Cancer Council Victoria indicates melanoma reporting to the Victorian Cancer Registry decreased by 31 per cent in the first period of restrictions in Victoria (30 March to 30 June 2020) compared to the pre-COVID period (1 Feb to 27 March 2020).

Australian government and Cancer Council lead WHO commitment to eliminate cervical cancer – a statement from Todd Harper

Wednesday 12 August 2020

World Health Organisation (WHO) Member States today resolved to adopt a strategy for the global elimination of cervical cancer and implementation of national cervical cancer control plans.

New data shows concerning drop in hepatitis diagnoses and monitoring amid COVID-19 pandemic

On World Hepatitis Day, the Doherty Institute and Cancer Council Victoria are urging at-risk* Victorians to prioritise viral hepatitis as a health concern as new data reveals a 41 per cent drop in hepatitis diagnosisi tests in April and May 2020, compared with April and May 2019.

Pregnancy health warning on alcohol products welcomed by Cancer Council Victoria

Friday 17 July 2020

A commitment to introduce an effective, visible pregnancy health warning on alcohol products in Australia and New Zealand has been applauded as a public health victory by Cancer Council Victoria.

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