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Victorian on-line 'self-service' cancer statistics system launched

Thursday 7 May 2009
The Victorian Cancer Registry today launched its new “self-service” data system to make available, for the first time, on-line access to extensive Victorian cancer data.

500,000 Victorians have a cuppa for cancer

Friday 1 May 2009
When 10-year-old Lily Chanter's father lost his life to melanoma 3 months ago, she knew she wanted to do something to make a difference. This month, she's turning her passion into action, and joining more than 8,000 other Victorians as an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea host.

Cause for a Cuppa

Friday 1 May 2009
Cancer Council Victoria is urging all Victorians to take time for a tea this May and help save lives by taking part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Carers who get cancer overwhelmed

Thursday 30 April 2009
People caring for someone with a disability or chronic illness who get cancer can become overwhelmed with their situation. Like 67 year-old Redmond recently diagnosed with advanced throat cancer who is the full time carer of his frail wife with dementia.

Shamburger video evens stakes on junk food advertising blitz to children

Thursday 30 April 2009
Parents, leading health and consumer groups have renewed calls for tougher advertising regulations, after releasing figures warning that Australian children are force fed about 2200 junk food advertisements on television per year.

Cancer Quackery the target of new information

Thursday 23 April 2009
People who falsely promote and provide unethical, fraudulent and potentially dangerous treatment for cancer are the focus of three significant documents launched by the Cancer Council today.

Free cancer forum in Warragul: 4 May

Wednesday 22 April 2009
Living well while facing the uncertainty of advanced cancer will be the focus of a special Cancer Council forum to be held in Warragul on Monday 4 May.

Relay For Life celebrates 10 years in Australia

Thursday 16 April 2009
Relay For Life, the Cancer Council's largest fundraising event, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Australia, and to mark this significant milestone a special event is being held at Federation Square, 8am-2pm on Thursday 16 April.

New data reveals a key way to reduce smoking rates, and save money

Wednesday 15 April 2009
Almost three-quarters of smokers (74%) say they would try to quit the habit if cigarette prices increased by 50% according to new research released today.

Cancer Council makes life-saving bowel cancer tests available to all Victorians over 50

Tuesday 7 April 2009
Bowel cancer kills 80 Australians every week. However, if detected early enough, nearly all cases could be cured. That's the message behind Cancer Council Victoria's initiative to make bowel cancer screening accessible to all Victorians over 50.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea helps locals in need

Monday 6 April 2009
One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every 5 minutes, but with the Cancer Council Victoria‘s Australia's Biggest Morning Tea coming up this May, it could take as little as 5 minutes to help save a life.

Health groups slam Coca-Cola for misleading consumers

Thursday 2 April 2009
Coca-Cola will be required to set the record straight and correct any potentially misleading impressions given by its 'Myth Busting' campaign. Peak health groups have heralded the announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as a wake up call for junk food manufacturers who hide behind marketing spin to suggest their products aren't unhealthy.

Cancer carers often young

Friday 27 March 2009
The Cancer Council Victoria is focusing on the issues and difficulties, which affect carers both young and old, at an annual carers' seminar in Melbourne on May 23.

Locals get behind a Relay good cause

Thursday 19 March 2009
Registrations for the 2009 Mildura Relay For Life are on track to beat last year’s attendance, which attracted 1,000 locals for the overnight relay style event.

Senate alcopop vote a setback for the health of Australians

Thursday 19 March 2009
A coalition of health agencies has slammed the Senate's decision to reject the alcopops bill. The coalition, made up of the Australian Drug Foundation, Cancer Council Victoria, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre and VicHealth, is adamant that more needs to be done by the Government to promote a safer drinking culture in Australia.
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