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World-first study confirms rare genetic mutations cause high breast cancer risk

Monday 5 September 2016
A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the risk of developing breast cancer from some relatively rare genetic changes is similar to that from the more common BRCA 1 and 2 mutations.

Cigarette price rise another reason to quit

Thursday 1 September 2016
Quitline is preparing for an influx of calls ahead of a tobacco tax increase, which will push the current leading brand of cigarettes to more than $26.

Daffodil Day celebrates 30 years of growing hope

Thursday 25 August 2016
Cancer Council’s much-loved Daffodil Day will turn 30 tomorrow, coinciding with three decades of significant advancements towards a cancer-free world.

Arabic cancer screening project fights stigma to make community healthier

Wednesday 17 August 2016
A new unique program aims to improve the screening rates for breast, bowel and cervical cancers for Arabic people in the Hume area.

Half of 'natural' foods unhealthy: report

Wednesday 10 August 2016
Australians are being urged to be wary of foods which claim to be ‘natural' with new research showing that almost 5 in 10 ‘natural' products are high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt.

E-cigarette ads can trigger an urge to smoke in ex-smokers

Tuesday 2 August 2016
Exposure to electronic cigarette advertising may increase former smokers' desire to start smoking regular cigarettes again, new research has found.

Government’s new hepatitis strategies – positive step to eliminate burden of disease

Thursday 28 July 2016
Cancer Council Victoria welcomes the Victorian Government’s new strategies to improve outcomes for the 218,000 Australians living with hepatitis B and 230,000 Australians living with hepatitis C.

Victoria on right track with new Cancer Plan

Friday 22 July 2016
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the latest Victorian Cancer Plan, released today by Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy.

Managing mental health in Latrobe Valley workplaces

Wednesday 20 July 2016
Latrobe Valley businesses will be better equipped to tackle mental health in the workplace following a special briefing in Traralgon this week.

Sports drinks are gammin': New campaign urges Aboriginal community to go for water instead

Wednesday 20 July 2016
A new digital campaign is using local Aboriginal sporting role models from the Victorian community to highlight the health effects of regularly downing sports drinks.

Cancer Council Victoria to investigate the effectiveness of fitness bands in changing physical activity

Thursday 7 July 2016
The ACTIVATE Trial aims to investigate whether fitness bands are a useful method for increasing activity among breast cancer survivors.

Will you help hope bloom this Daffodil Day?

Wednesday 6 July 2016
Cancer Council is calling on Victorians to help beat cancer by volunteering for the 30th year of Daffodil Day on Friday 26 August.

New pilot project to improve hep B outcomes for at-risk patients

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Improved screening of patients at risk of hepatitis B is the aim of a new pilot project underway in Victoria, with early diagnosis and treatment crucial to reduce the risk of liver cancer.

Go dry this July for Cancer Council Victoria

Thursday 23 June 2016
Thinking about giving up alcohol for a bit? As well as being good for your health, now there’s even more incentive with Cancer Council Victoria on board with Dry July as a beneficiary charity for the first time.

Obesity Policy Coalition applauds Greens for committing to sugary drinks tax

Wednesday 22 June 2016
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to introduce a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks as part of its broader plan to combat Australia's worsening obesity problem.
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