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Smokers incorrectly believe menthol cigarettes are less damaging than non-menthol cigarettes, according to Cancer Council Victoria research published today in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Funding of $1.5 million has been announced on International Clinical Trials Day today to support Victorian researchers to develop clinical trials that can improve the quality of life of people diagnosed with cancer and facilitate equitable access to trials that support holistic patient care.
New research has revealed that advertising spend on sugary drinks is almost double the spend on all other drink options combined, contradicting the beverage industry’s own rhetoric and sales data that shows consumer preference for low and no added sugar drink options.
Ms Boersma said the partnership was a recipe for success and encouraged others to join her in hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
New ‘At Your Cervix’ campaign encourages young Victorians to prioritise cervical screening as an act of self-care.
Twelve months since Australia first went into lockdown, Cancer Council has released a report demonstrating how industry codes failed to protect the community from harmful alcohol advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging people affected by cancer to discuss their future care preferences with loved ones and health care professionals as part of National Advance Care Planning Week.
A study aiming to find the genetic link between familial bowel cancers that could eventually uncover who is at risk and needs targeted bowel screening is one of 13 research projects announced today that will share in $3.8 million from Cancer Council Victoria.
It is estimated that approximately 2,500 cancers may have gone undiagnosed in Victoria over just six and a half months during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, data published by Cancer Council Victoria in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) today has revealed.
Before social media permitted the widespread dissemination of medical misinformation, the tobacco industry was well known for using mainstream media for denying and seeking to hide or confuse scientific evidence that showed smoking and, later, secondhand smoke was harmful.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 came into effect in Victoria on 19 June 2019. After 12 months in operation, the review board has released its third report. This is what it found.
A new SunSmart campaign targeting men was unveiled today off the back of a study showing men are complacent about sun protection – despite knowing the dangers of sun exposure and the higher death rate from skin cancer compared to women.
Cancer Council Victoria is calling for an ongoing public education campaign combining warnings about long-term harms from alcohol with promotion of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s new low-risk drinking guidelines, with new research showing that such a campaign could work to motivate Australians to reduce their drinking in line with the new guidelines.
As Victoria’s restrictions ease and many of us look forward to celebrations and fun with friends and family over the festive season, for Victorians affected by cancer this can be a particularly difficult time of year.
New alcohol guidelines have been released by the National Health and Medical Research Council today giving the Australian public advice on how to reduce their risk of harm from disease or injury caused by alcohol.
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