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The bachelor – a potentially deadly way of life

Friday 28 October 2011
Cut your cancer risk blog post: Can a walk down the aisle and saying ‘I do' really reduce our cancer risk? Norwegian researchers think so after finding that bachelors are twice as likely to die of cancer compared to married men.

Prestigious grants highlight quality of Cancer Council Victoria research

Wednesday 19 October 2011
Research into breast cancer, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma and alcohol will be boosted by over $3 million in grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) made to Cancer Council Victoria staff and colleagues.

Breast cancer fight is not over

Tuesday 18 October 2011
While the number of breast cancer-related deaths has steadily fallen over the past decade, latest Cancer Council figures show it is still one of the most common cancers with one in 11 Victorian women facing a diagnosis by the age of 75.

Girls Night In raffle results

Wednesday 12 October 2011
Cancer Council Victoria today announced the winners of a Girls Night In raffle, drawn at an event on 7 October 2011. All prizes for the raffle were donated to the event, and all funds raised at the event will be directed into cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

Planning to swap it

Tuesday 11 October 2011
Cut your cancer risk blog post: I have been somewhat inspired by the announcement of the National 12 week ‘swapping' challenge.

Slip, Slap, Slop, Seek, Slide and Ride!

Monday 10 October 2011
SunSmart and i ski for tommy (isft.) are joining forces this year to remind cyclists to protect themselves when riding in Australia's premier mass participation bike ride, Around the Bay, on Sunday 16th October.

New SunSmart tool provides defence against skin cancer

Thursday 6 October 2011
SunSmart today launched a new online planning tool to help schools, childcare centres, community groups and Local Government to ensure adequate, quality shade is provided in their parks, playgrounds and public open spaces.

The balancing act of cancer prevention

Tuesday 4 October 2011
News last week that women diagnosed with breast cancer are failing to give up smoking or drinking inspired the latest blog post about balancing healthy lifestyle messages with ones to support cancer patients.

Aboriginal people urged to screen for bowel cancer

Monday 26 September 2011
Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a move to improve outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians with cancer.

Being SunSmart as easy as ABC

Monday 26 September 2011
SunSmart is delighted to announce that ABC Learning Centres across Victoria are leading the way in UV protection with 100% of centres now fully registered members of the SunSmart program.

A breath of fresh air for people attending this year's the Royal Melbourne Show

Friday 23 September 2011
Show goers can expect a breath of fresh this year with news the Royal Melbourne Show is well on its way to becoming a smokefree event.

Myth busted: red wine no magic remedy for heart disease

Monday 19 September 2011
Coinciding with today's United Nations meeting on non-communicable diseases, the Alcohol Policy Coalition has released a paper challenging the commonly-held belief that red wine is beneficial for preventing cardiovascular disease.

Limited time left for Year 8 girls to complete HPV immunisation free-of-charge

Thursday 15 September 2011
Girls in Year 8 who started the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Year 7 have only until the end of this year to complete the course free-of-charge.

Victoria University students join the war on smoking

Monday 12 September 2011
Victoria University graphic design students have created anti-tobacco designs that could be used in public health campaigns to educate the community on the health effects of smoking.

New fellowships provide up to $3 million in research funding

Friday 9 September 2011
Cancer Council Victoria has opened applications for two new cancer research positions that will each be eligible for up to $1.5 million in funding over five years.
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