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Concern as HPV vaccination rates continue to decline in Victoria

Thursday 22 February 2024
New report finds approximately one in seven teens have missed their scheduled dose

New research shows more than three times as many cancers are attributable to physical inactivity than previously estimated

Friday 16 February 2024
New research led by Cancer Council, funded by the Victorian Government, through the Victorian Cancer Agency, has estimated that more than three times as many cancers are attributable to physical inactivity than previously reported, reinforcing the importance of creating environments that support and promote physical activity in Australia.

Alcohol consumption among teens a health concern, but new data shows a declining trend among older students

Friday 2 February 2024
New research released today from the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey (ASSAD) 2022/23 shows almost two thirds (65%) of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years have ever tried alcohol, while more than a fifth (22%) consumed an alcoholic product in the past month.

More Victorians affected by cancer than ever before are seeking mental health support

Tuesday 2 January 2024
More Victorians than ever before are calling 13 11 20 – Cancer Council Victoria’s vital information and support phone line for people affected by cancer and their families.

Fourth strike for Billson’s as new ABAC code fails to protect children from harmful alcohol marketing

Tuesday 12 December 2023
Cancer Council Victoria has slammed a decision by the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) scheme to only partially uphold complaints about Billson’s Brewery product packaging and social media posts for its ready-to-drink vodkas.

6660 Victorians could be living with undiagnosed cancer

Thursday 7 December 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting the health of Victorians, with the latest data showing about 6660 people could be living with undiagnosed cancer.

The cells of origin: groundbreaking research to understand how liver tumours form to develop new lifesaving treatment

Thursday 7 December 2023
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: Supporting Victoria’s early career cancer researchers in their pursuit to find tomorrow’s lifesaving treatments

Sharing stories of bowel screening helps drive participation

Thursday 30 November 2023
Eligible Victorians are being urged not to delay and to do the life-saving bowel screening test as soon as it comes in the mail.

Thousands more Victorians affected by cancer could benefit from clinical trials

Website provides hope for Victorians living with cancer to access life-prolonging treatment.

Cancer Council Victoria to host the next World Cancer Leaders’ Summit

Monday 30 October 2023
Cancer Council Victoria will host the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Melbourne on 18-20 November in 2025.

Victorian Cancer Biobank recognised for lifesaving contributions to cancer research

Monday 30 October 2023
The Victorian Cancer Biobank, one of the country’s leading biomedical research infrastructures, has been selected as a finalist of the Melbourne Awards in Knowledge and Innovation for its ongoing contributions to biotechnological developments and groundbreaking cancer research.

Victorian mother urges others not to put off regular breast checks

Tuesday 24 October 2023
Cancer Council Victoria is reminding Victorian women and eligible trans and gender diverse people of the importance of regularly checking their breasts with data revealing there have been almost 400 fewer diagnoses of breast cancer over 2020 and 2021.

New data highlights alarming cervical screening knowledge gap in regional Victoria

Wednesday 11 October 2023
Cancer Council Victoria is reminding regional Victorian women and people with a cervix about the importance of regular cervical screening, as new research shows knowledge of this life-saving test is low, with less than half of eligible regional Victorians surveyed aware they needed to screen every five years.

New home finger-prick blood test to revolutionise cancer monitoring

Monday 18 September 2023
A groundbreaking at home finger-prick blood test to measure patient cancer remission and reoccurrence could revolutionise cancer monitoring.

New Victorian campaign launches as participation of bowel cancer screening declines

Tuesday 5 September 2023
The free bowel screening test can save lives, but more Victorians need to participate with data showing declines in participation.
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