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New research shows shade in schools has a positive impact on adolescent sun habits

Monday 2 March 2009
Building shade structures at secondary schools could play a major role in addressing young people's poor sun protection behaviours. A new study, published in the prestigious British Medical Journal, reveals for the first time that students will use - not avoid - shade if it is made available. Read more

Latrobe Valley Relay For Life postponed

Thursday 26 February 2009
Cancer Council Victoria and the local Relay For Life Volunteer Organising Committee today announced the postponement of the Latrobe Valley Relay For Life event. Initially scheduled to take place on 21 and 22 March, the event will now be held in Latrobe Valley in March of 2010. Read more

Hume Relay For Life postponed

Thursday 26 February 2009
Cancer Council Victoria and the local Relay For Life Volunteer Organising Committee today announced the postponement of the Hume Relay For Life event. Initially scheduled to take place on 21 and 22 March, the event will now be held in Hume in 2010. Read more

Cancer Council supporter walks more than 6,000km to raise funds

Monday 23 February 2009
Melbourne teacher Michael Mitchell has really gone out of his way to help fight cancer, walking from Cape York in Queensland to Wilson's Promontory in Victoria to raise funds. Read more

Baw Baw Relay For Life postponed

Friday 20 February 2009
Initially scheduled to take place on 14 and 15 March, the event will now be held in March 2010. Postponing an event is never easy, but we support the local organising committee's decision to allow Baw Baw residents to focus their immediate efforts on the bushfire appeal. Read more

Calls for a National Health Charter

Wednesday 18 February 2009
A paper by Professor Brian Oldenburg, Research Director, Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies and Todd Harper, Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth, has called for a National Health Charter. Read more

Breast care nurses explore new horizons

Wednesday 11 February 2009
Breast care nurses throughout Australasia will be linked at a national conference that will update them with the latest skills and knowledge to be opened by the Minister for Health, the Hon. Daniel Andrews. Read more

Cancer Council cautions: Pap tests don't detect ovarian cancer

Friday 6 February 2009
During February, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Victoria is reminding all women that Pap tests do not detect or prevent ovarian cancer - a misconception believed by many. Read more

A healthy childhood can reduce cancer risk

Wednesday 4 February 2009
This World Cancer Day, families are being urged to promote healthy active lifestyles for their children, as overweight and obesity during childhood can lead to chronic diseases later in life such as type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Read more
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