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New data reveals true extent of inequity in survival of cancer

Friday 31 January 2020

A new study, published in PLOS One today, has revealed that socio-economically disadvantaged people have lower cancer survival than more advantaged people, despite overall improvements in cancer survival due to earlier diagnosis and better treatment.

Vale former premier John Cain

Monday 23 December 2019

Cancer Council Victoria has paid tribute to the enormous public health legacy of the former premier of Victoria, the Honourable John Cain.

International study reveals women with sustained weight loss have reduced risk of breast cancer

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Sustained weight loss, even small amounts, can lower women’s breast cancer risk, a new study has today revealed.

Brain cancer overtakes leukaemia as biggest cause of cancer death in children

More children are dying from brain cancer than leukaemia, despite leukaemia diagnoses being double that of brain cancer, a new report on the latest cancer trends by Cancer Council Victoria has revealed

International genetic study reveals physical activity plays key role in prostate cancer risk

Thursday 5 December 2019

A new study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology today, reveals that being more active reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

Tobacco tax increase has helped smokers to quit

Thursday 21 November 2019

Large tax increases on tobacco since 2010 helped reduce smoking prevalence in Australia, a study published today in The Lancet Public Health has found.

Tee off and fight back against cancer

Thursday 14 November 2019
Victorians encouraged to sign up for The Longest Day this December
Golfers are being encouraged to take to the green for a 72-hole endurance golf challenge to raise funds for life-saving cancer research.

Walking Stars to Light Up Melbourne CBD

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Melbourne’s first night-time half marathon and fundraising event, Walking Stars, is returning to the city.

Public Cervix Announcement new campaign highlights safe inclusive cervical screening for LGBTIQ people

A campaign launching today aims to support LGBTIQ people aged 25-74 to take part in cervical screening with a simple message: whatever your sexual or gender identity, if you have a cervix, then you need cervical screening every five years.

Sistas, get checked! Community event at Rumbalara supports Aboriginal women to put their health first

Cancer Council Victoria, BreastScreen Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) have joined forces to host a unique health event for Aboriginal women in the Shepparton area on Wednesday 13 November.

Graphic campaign drives down intentions to consume sugary drinks

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Victorians are brushing up on their sugary drinks knowledge and looking to cut back on sugary drinks, thanks to Cancer Council Victoria’s graphic ’13 types of cancer’ public awareness campaign.

New evidence shows gradual weight gain in 20s and 30s increases cancer risk

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Ground-breaking research by Cancer Council Victoria has found gradual weight gain between early and mid-adult life increases a person’s risk of obesity-related cancers by 30 to 50%.

Sistas, get checked! Community event at Winda-Mara supports Aboriginal women to put their health first

Friday 4 October 2019

Cancer Council Victoria and BreastScreen Victoria have joined forces to host a unique health event for Aboriginal women in the Heywood area from 7-10 October.

Health organisations commend action on tobacco advertising by Andrews Government

Thursday 12 September 2019

Cancer Council Victoria, the Heart Foundation, Quit Victoria and VicHealth welcome the Victorian Government’s action today to close a loophole in legislation that allowed a multinational tobacco company to promote themselves and market new tobacco products at the Grand Prix.

Locals encouraged to host a Girls’ Night In for the fight against women's cancers

Monday 9 September 2019

Cancer Council is urging women in communities across Australia to get together this October to raise funds and awareness for women’s cancers by hosting a Girls’ Night In event to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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