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New research finds smoking employees cost companies nearly $6000 more than non-smoking employees

Wednesday 5 June 2013
Quit Victoria has encouraged workplaces to help their employees give smoking the flick with new research finding smokers cost their employers an extra $5,816 annually compared with non-smokers. Read more

Blokes urged to get lean and screen during Men's Health Week

Tuesday 4 June 2013
Victorian men are being urged to commit to some lifestyle changes this week (Men's Health Week) to cut their cancer risk. They're also being asked to screen for bowel cancer and keep an eye out for any changing spots that could be skin cancer. Read more

Young Cancer Researcher Collects Premier's Award

Tuesday 4 June 2013
Dr Aung Ko Win was last night awarded the prestigious 2013 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research which recognises achievement, celebrates creativity and acknowledges excellence across all fields of health or medical research. Read more

New research: Sports star endorsement works a treat on junk food packaging

Tuesday 28 May 2013
Claims such as ‘Good source of calcium and protein' and sports star endorsements on food packaging do influence children's choices. This is the finding of a new study published in Pediatric Obesity. Read more

Quit Victoria releases its most emotional campaign yet as new data reveals what helps smokers to quit

Sunday 26 May 2013
Anti-smoking campaigns are one of the most helpful aids in assisting former smokers to stay quit, new Cancer Council Victoria data has revealed. Read more

Victorian Government takes home Dirty Ashtray for second year in a row

Friday 24 May 2013
The Victorian Government has been awarded the Dirty Ashtray award for the worst-performing government in tobacco control in 2012. Read more

Thank you Ian Robson

Thursday 23 May 2013
Cancer Council Victoria would like to acknowledge and thank outgoing Essendon Football Club chief executive Ian Robson for his support and enthusiasm for our cause. Read more

Timely reminder on CT scans

Wednesday 22 May 2013
A study of almost 11 million Australians, published in the British Medical Journal today, suggests people are at slightly greater risk of cancer after having a CT scan in childhood or adolescence. Read more

Angelina Jolie and genetic breast cancer risk

Wednesday 15 May 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie's recent public comments about her decision to undergo a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy have attracted worldwide media interest. Although breast cancer is common in Australia, only 5% to 10% of cases are linked to known genetic factors. Read more
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