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Obesity emerges as major cancer risk factor for Victorians

Sunday 26 October 2014
More Victorians are now at risk of being diagnosed with cancer because they are overweight or obese with Cancer Council Victoria naming this as a major cancer risk factor.

Unite in Pink for women’s cancers

Friday 24 October 2014
Victorians are encouraged to purchase Pink Ribbon Day merchandise today, Friday 24th October, to raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancers.

Thyroid cancer rates soar in Victorian women

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in Victoria with the cancer type recording one of the fastest growing incidence rates over the past three decades.

Top 5 skin cancer myths debunked as Vic heads into peak UV season

Monday 6 October 2014
As the UV levels begin to rise across the state, skin cancer experts gathered in Melbourne today to debunk the myths about sun protection and cancer at the launch of a new book designed to set the record straight.

1,300 Victorians could be saved with regular bowel screening

Monday 6 October 2014
Seniors Festival a reminder for seniors to take care of their bowels.

Bigger is better: new study looks at how large health warnings help smokers quit

Friday 3 October 2014
Size does matter when it comes to cigarette warning labels according to a study that surveyed smokers in multiple countries including Australia.

Support for families coping with a child with cancer

Thursday 2 October 2014
In partnership with childhood cancer experts, Cancer Council Victoria has launched new online resources to ensure everyone affected by childhood cancer gets the right information and support.

Large Victorian study confirms abortion is not a breast cancer risk factor

Monday 29 September 2014
A collaborative research team from Cancer Council Victoria, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The University of Melbourne has confirmed that abortion does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, after analysing prospective data gathered from more than 24,000 Victorian women over 18 years.

Fat chance of a fair game: New sports drinks proposal will mislead consumers on nutritional information, experts warn

Tuesday 23 September 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is warning that proposed changes to food regulations could allow popular sports drinks with nearly as much sugar as soft drink to carry health claims, which could mislead the public into thinking they were healthier choices than water.

Clinical trials celebrate a quarter of a century of support

Monday 22 September 2014
For the 26th year in a row generous Victorians have directly supported the management of clinical trials in their region.

Call for health of Crown employees and patrons to be protected – MPs to debate legislation today

Thursday 18 September 2014
Health groups are urging Victorian MPs to put public health first this week, as they consider proposed legislative changes for Crown Casino, Cancer Council Victoria said today.

Scott survives cancer three times and takes on the 27km Seven Parks Walk

Thursday 11 September 2014
Seven Parks Walk ambassador Scott Stephens’ life was turned upside down after being diagnosed with cancer three times. After doctors warned him his prognosis was poor, he decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle to help aid his recovery. Today, Scott has beaten the odds, and is happier and healthier than ever.

18 years of SunSmart sees dramatic increase in hats and sun-protective clothing in childcare and kinders

Thursday 11 September 2014
As UV levels rise across the state, Victorian pre-school and childcare services are leading the way in slapping on their hats and slipping on shirts, according to new SunSmart research released today to coincide with the program’s 18th anniversary in preschools and childcare centres.

Need a helping hand to quit? Nicotine patches available on the PBS

Wednesday 10 September 2014
Smokers looking to kick the habit for good can access subsidised nicotine patches on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Quit Victoria reminded smokers today.

Alcohol Policy Coalition supports protecting kids from alcohol ads

Friday 5 September 2014
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the Greens' policy announcement that will put alcohol advertising restrictions on the agenda for the 2014 Victorian election.
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