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Cancer Council Victoria extends support services to address increase in concerns over COVID-19

Sunday 15 March 2020

Cancer Council Victoria has made the decision to extend our 13 11 20 telephone service to support the oncology sector with the influx of queries from cancer patients, and their loved ones, concerned about COVID-19.

Information and support regarding cancer and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Friday 13 March 2020

Cancer Council understands that Australians undergoing cancer treatment, cancer survivors and their families and friends may have questions in relation to the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

Relay for Life cancellations

Friday 13 March 2020

We have decided to cancel Relay For Life events in September because of coronavirus concerns for at-risk people.

Victorian teens missing out on life-saving HPV vaccine

Wednesday 4 March 2020

On International HPV Awareness Day, Cancer Council Victoria is urging all 12- and 13-year olds across Victoria to be immunised against cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), as research shows not all eligible teens are taking advantage of the free immunisation program.

New research will identify how children are manipulated by unhealthy marketing

Monday 3 February 2020

A revolutionary new method to monitor how products that increase the risk of cancer are marketed to children, is one of five research projects newly funded under Cancer Council Victoria’s $2.3million Venture Grants program. 

Junk food brands influence parents through kids' sport sponsorship

Wednesday 26 February 2020

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.

Ensuring women have treatment options for ovarian cancer

Monday 24 February 2020

New research into ovarian cancer treatments will change outcomes for many women diagnosed each year with ovarian cancer.

Paddle Across The Bay for a cancer free future

Thursday 6 February 2020

Victorians are being encouraged to get on board for Australia’s biggest stand-up paddle boarding event, raising funds for Cancer Council Victoria. 

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.
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