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Research begins into drug-resistant cancers in children

Thursday 23 April 2015
A team of Melbourne researchers has begun investigating how to save more children with a leukaemia that is aggressive or drug-resistant.

Fresh air for sports fans

Wednesday 22 April 2015
The North Melbourne Football Club has joined forces with Quit Victoria for an innovative new project encouraging Victorian sporting clubs to go completely smokefree.

Back to school warning: ‘healthy’ kids’ fruit drinks contain more sugar than soft drinks

Monday 13 April 2015
Many popular children’s fruit drinks which promote themselves as healthy options have been found to contain up to 7 teaspoons of sugar - even more sugar than for the same amount of Coke.

Fight with Big Tobacco not over yet

Friday 27 March 2015
Just as the tobacco industry feared and just as public health champions had predicted, plain packaging legislation is working to reduce the appeal of tobacco products among smokers young and old.

Angelina Jolie and genetic ovarian cancer risk

Wednesday 25 March 2015
Celebrity Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a preventive measure for cancer.

Alcohol advertisers benefit from sneaky changes to TV broadcasting code

Tuesday 24 March 2015
More alcohol advertising would be allowed during children's viewing times if proposed changes to the television industry code go ahead, Cancer Council Victoria warns.

Obese women 40% more likely to develop some cancers: new figures

Tuesday 24 March 2015
New figures have revealed that women who are obese are 40% more likely to develop certain cancers than women of a healthy weight, prompting urgent calls for Victorians to be aware of the link between weight and cancer.

Quit and Cancer Council welcome new smokefree areas

Monday 23 March 2015
New smoking bans will come into effect almost a month earlier than earlier than expected on Monday 13th April to coincide with the start of Term 2 in Victoria.

Australia’s plain packaging is working: first comprehensive evaluation of world-first tobacco laws released

Thursday 19 March 2015
The introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia is delivering on its promise to restrict the ability of the pack to create appeal, according to the first comprehensive evaluation of the legislation.

Statement of condolence

Wednesday 11 March 2015
On behalf of our staff and volunteers, Cancer Council Victoria would like to express its sincere condolences at the recent passing of 17-year-old Joel Salmon.

New plan to improve cancer outcomes in Victorian Aboriginal communities

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Improving the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians is the driving force behind Cancer Council Victoria’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Young cricket fans bombarded by alcohol advertising, as regulators move to relax alcohol advertising restrictions

Wednesday 4 March 2015
Live broadcasts of One Day International and T20 matches are being hijacked by alcohol advertisers that are exploiting an exemption in the television broadcasting code and exposing young cricket fans to excessive amounts of alcohol advertising in the process.

PGA and Cancer Council join forces

Saturday 14 February 2015
The PGA of Australia has launched a new community partnership with Cancer Council, aimed at supporting the charity’s messages of research, prevention, support and advocacy.

Health benefits of alcohol challenged by research findings

Wednesday 11 February 2015
Health experts have warned that any perceived health benefits from alcohol may have been exaggerated.

70 and 74-year-olds added to National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Thursday 5 February 2015
From this year, 70 and 74-year-olds will receive at-home bowel cancer screening kits as the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program continues to widen screening to include additional age groups.
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