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Victorians encouraged to sign up for endurance challenge this December.
Melbourne’s original night-time walking half marathon, Walking Stars, is returning to Victoria - with some 2020 changes!
The latest data showing the impact of cancer on Victorian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples has been released by Cancer Council Victoria, showing an average of 236 diagnoses per year.
Cancer Council nurses who have been on the frontline of our response to COVID are today being thanked for helping thousands of Victorians through its 13 11 20 information and support phone line.
Victoria is on track to become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to eliminate cervical cancer, with the cancer seeing a 48% drop in incidence since 1982.
A new study by Cancer Council Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed that men diagnosed with prostate cancer in a private health setting are more likely to receive radical surgery than men diagnosed in a public setting.
As part of National Carers Week, from October 11 to 17 2020, Cancer Council Victoria is recognising and thanking carers across Victoria and particularly those Victorians caring for cancer patients.
Cancer Council Victoria is urging people to get up to date with bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening as data released today shows that fewer Victorians are participating in the three cancer screening programs in 2020 than in previous years.
Harm reduction campaigns funded by the alcohol industry could undermine public health messages, a peer-reviewed study published today in the BMJ Open has revealed.
The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer was honoured for its action to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a 2020 UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (UNIATF) Award.
Processed baby foods that are high in added sugar from concentrated fruit ingredients are being marketed as healthy, posing a health risk to infants a new study has found.
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the announcement of the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024 today, applauding the Victorian Government’s commitment to eliminate cervical cancer.
With only one third of eligible Victorian men aged 50-54 participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, Cancer Council Victoria has launched an urgent call for them to complete the free life-saving test when it arrives in their mailbox every two years.
Distress calls from cancer patients worried about COVID-19 to Cancer Council Victoria nurses have quadrupled since the beginning of the pandemic.
Data released today by Cancer Council Victoria indicates melanoma reporting to the Victorian Cancer Registry decreased by 31 per cent in the first period of restrictions in Victoria (30 March to 30 June 2020) compared to the pre-COVID period (1 Feb to 27 March 2020).
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