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A new Cancer Council Victoria study has found that when unhealthy food and drink brands sponsor kids’ sport programs parents are more likely to recognise, choose and view these brands in a positive light.
New research into ovarian cancer treatments will change outcomes for many women diagnosed each year with ovarian cancer.
Victorians are being encouraged to get on board for Australia’s biggest stand-up paddle boarding event, raising funds for Cancer Council Victoria.
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.
Cancer Council Victoria has paid tribute to the enormous public health legacy of the former premier of Victoria, the Honourable John Cain.
Sustained weight loss, even small amounts, can lower women’s breast cancer risk, a new study has today revealed.
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
A new study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology today, reveals that being more active reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
Large tax increases on tobacco since 2010 helped reduce smoking prevalence in Australia, a study published today in The Lancet Public Health has found.
Melbourne’s first night-time half marathon and fundraising event, Walking Stars, is returning to the city.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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