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Funding announced for new ovarian cancer research project

Monday 17 June 2019

OCRF & Cancer Council Victoria join forces to try and find breakthrough

Vale Dorothy Reading OAM

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Cancer Council Victoria is deeply saddened by the passing of public health pioneer and leader, Dorothy Reading OAM.

Go dry this July and help provide vital Cancer Council support service

Monday 3 June 2019

Victorians are encouraged to go dry this July by giving up alcohol for the month to raise funds for Cancer Council’s vital 13 11 20 support service for all Australians affected by cancer.

New campaign launched to address hepatitis and liver cancer in North Western Melbourne

Monday 3 June 2019

Cancer Council Victoria, in partnership with the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health and St Vincent’s Hospital have launched a campaign to encourage Chinese, Thai and Filipino Australians to get tested for hepatitis B and C.

Survey finds worrying increase in popularity of roll-your-own tobacco amongst Australian teens

Friday 31 May 2019

Latest stats show that teenage smoking rates have declined, but roll-your-own tobacco remains a threat

Smoking prevalence reaches landmark 10% figure in Victoria

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Data from Cancer Council Victoria’s Victorian Smoking & Health Survey 2018 show that just one in ten Victorian adults now report being daily smokers, with significant decreases in smoking seen across regional Victoria and in communities with socioeconomic disadvantage.

Inquiry announced into Bellarine cancer incidences

Thursday 16 May 2019

We are aware that the Federal Government and Opposition have today committed their intention to conduct an Inquiry to investigate cancer incidence on the Bellarine Peninsula in response to public concern that the number of cancer cases in the area could indicate a potential cancer cluster.

Novel initiative tests quit smoking advice inserts inside cigarette packs

Wednesday 15 May 2019

A new study has found that Australian smokers would welcome a novel intervention that would put inserts containing tips and advice on how to quit smoking into their cigarette packets.

Canada becomes 14th country to adopt plain packaging laws

Thursday 2 May 2019

Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria have today welcomed Canada’s adoption of new national regulations for tobacco plain packaging, with Canada the 14th country in the world to pass the life-saving laws.

Wearing a fitness device gets cancer survivors active

Friday 26 April 2019

Wearable fitness technology could be used to improve the amount of physical activity done by cancer survivors, found researchers from Cancer Council Victoria in new study published in Cancer this week.

New campaign to tackle low bowel screening rates in SE Melbourne

Monday 8 April 2019

Cancer Council Victoria has launched a new campaign to help reduce the impact of bowel cancer by increasing screening in the Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Indian and Aboriginal communities living in South Eastern Melbourne.

New and improved SunSmart app is a reminder to think UV not heat

Friday 22 March 2019

SunSmart has released a new version of its popular mobile app, in time to dispel the myth that sun protection is limited to summer.

Skin microscope and training for almost 170 GPs will save Victorian lives

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Victorian GPs will be able to detect skin cancer earlier, saving local lives and unnecessary procedures, thanks to a SunSmart training program funded by Cancer Council donors and the Victorian Government.

Research begins into innovative melanoma treatment to provide long-term benefit for patients

Friday 8 March 2019

A study aiming to understand how we can harness a particular type of immune cell, termed tissue-resident memory T cells, to generate long-term benefit in the treatment of melanoma.

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