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New data shows Australian teen smoking increasing for the first time in 25 years, against a backdrop of rising e-cigarette use

Friday 2 June 2023
Shocking new data analysed by Cancer Council Victoria’s Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer has revealed a deeply concerning picture of steeply increasing teen smoking, which is rising in tandem with vaping.

First of its kind Quit campaign and online hub urge Victorians to ‘See through the haze’ to ‘Get the facts on vaping’

Monday 29 May 2023
A new Quit campaign highlighting the risks of vaping is being launched today alongside new research by Cancer Council Victoria’s Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer.

Using cutting-edge molecular method to target immune cells to treat breast cancer

Thursday 25 May 2023
In a cutting-edge new study, Cancer Council Victoria--funded researchers are developing a new therapeutic approach to target immunosuppressive cells that block the effectiveness of immunotherapy for patients living with breast cancer.

Early detection saved this Victorian mum’s life, and it could do the same for you

Monday 22 May 2023
New campaign by Cancer Council Victoria is urging people to get checked for cancer.

Quit and Cancer Council Victoria applaud national announcement of tough new measures to counter soaring e-cigarette usage

Tuesday 2 May 2023
Cancer Council Victoria and Quit have expressed huge relief at the announcement by Minister Butler today of a comprehensive package of measures to tackle smoking and vaping.

Quit and Cancer Council Victoria welcome new national approach to reboot tobacco control in Victoria

Tuesday 2 May 2023
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria today welcomed the long-awaited release of the National Tobacco Strategy 2023 – 2030 on the same day as sweeping reforms to vaping regulation were announced.

Off with their mullets! Cancer Council Victoria urges school kids to chop to stop cancer

Thursday 20 April 2023
As school principals warn their students that mullets will not be tolerated upon return to school after the holidays, Cancer Council Victoria is urging students to make a difference for cancer research and fundraise in return for getting the chop.

Cancer Council Victoria awarded $350,000 Medical Research Future Fund grant for study into sugar warning labels on baby & toddler foods

Thursday 16 March 2023
Cancer Council Victoria has been awarded $350,000 by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support research into the effectiveness of added sugar warning labels on ready-made baby and toddler foods.

Cancer research projects awarded $3.3 million lifeline

Monday 27 February 2023
Thirteen cutting-edge cancer research projects have been awarded a $3.3 million lifeline from Cancer Council Victoria in February.

Cancer Council Victoria’s ‘Food Fight’ recognised at 2022 Victorian Health Promotion Awards

Tuesday 14 February 2023

Cancer Council Victoria has received recognition at the 2022 Victorian Health Promotion Awards for its innovative and effective work on Food Fight, a campaign calling for government action to remove unhealthy food and drink advertising from public transport, public transport infrastructure and near schools.  

“Lost and alone”: Concerning lack of mental health support for people affected by cancer during COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Research from more than 300 Victorians affected by cancer has found that a substantial proportion of people with cancer (26%) and carers (20%) said they did not get enough formal emotional and mental health support during COVID-19.

Cancer Council available to provide free support for people affected by incomplete colonoscopies in Albury-Wodonga

Thursday 12 January 2023

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes the Victorian Government’s response to support the health and well-being of approximately 2,000 patients impacted by incomplete colonoscopies in the Albury-Wodonga region. 

More Victorians living with cancer are reaching out for help than ever before

Wednesday 21 December 2022

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.

Call to improve alcohol health warning labels as new study finds industry’s DrinkWise labels are failing consumers

Thursday 8 December 2022

New research from Cancer Council Victoria reveals adult drinkers exposed to alcoholic products carrying health warning labels with text and pictures are more likely to intend to reduce their alcohol intake than those exposed to no health warning labels or to the industry-developed DrinkWise labels that currently appear on some alcohol products in Australia.

Concerns for 3800 undiagnosed Victorians living with cancer

Thursday 8 December 2022

COVID-19 may have all but disappeared from the headlines but the latest data shows a concerning trend. 

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