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SunSmart & Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework for Victoria

Thursday 13 December 2012
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework announced by the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, today.

National survey of alcohol & tobacco use by secondary school students released

Monday 10 December 2012
A comprehensive national survey of secondary school students released today has shown younger students are turning away from cigarettes and alcohol but older students are still drinking at risky levels and continuing to smoke.

Alliance of health groups support Operation Unite: A Blitz on Drunken Violence

Friday 7 December 2012
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) is supporting the collaboration by police from Australia and New Zealand to conduct the cross-jurisdictional initiative, Operation Unite - a Blitz on Drunken Violence, this weekend (7 to 9 December 2012).

Men over-represented in new cancer data

Friday 7 December 2012
Last year, 15,695 Victorian men were diagnosed with a new cancer, almost 3,000 more than the number of women diagnosed according to Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2011, a new report released by Cancer Council Victoria today.

Standing up to the tobacco industry - the legal issues of plain packaging

Wednesday 5 December 2012
A new book launched today provides the first detailed analysis of the legal issues behind Australia's historic plain packaging laws and will become an international resource for countries following Australia's lead in implementing plain packaging.

New research reveals one in four smokers still in doubt about health effects

Friday 30 November 2012
New Cancer Council Victoria research released on the eve of Australia's world-first plain packaging legislation coming into effect has revealed one in four Victorian smokers still believe the health effects of smoking have been exaggerated.

Parliament urged to support ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas

Tuesday 27 November 2012
AMA Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria, Quit Victoria and Heart Foundation Victoria have welcomed a new bill in the Victorian Parliament to ban smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.

Switch Off Solariums - new coalition calls for solarium ban in Victoria

Tuesday 27 November 2012
Switch Off Solariums (SOS) is a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, the Australian Medical Association Victorian Branch, Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists who have joined forces to fight for a ban on solariums and their use in Victoria.

Cancer Council on the move in late 2013

Tuesday 20 November 2012
Cancer Council Victoria is moving in late 2013 to a new building on St Kilda Rd.

Investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes

Sunday 11 November 2012
Today, the Obesity Policy Coalition, a coalition of leading health bodies, has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken.

$1 million pledged to SunSmart campaign

Wednesday 31 October 2012
SunSmart has welcomed today's announcement by the State Government that it will fund an advertising and digital media campaign to warn Victorians about the dangers of sun exposure over summer.

Breast screening saves lives despite some overdiagnosis

Tuesday 30 October 2012
A large independent British review of the risks and benefits of breast cancer screening published in The Lancet today has found that breast cancer screening does save lives.

Victorian Shortage of Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists (ROMPs)

Friday 26 October 2012
Cancer Council Victoria and clinicians of the Victorian Co-operative Oncology Group are concerned about reports of a shortage of Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists (ROMPs) in Victoria.

SA announces sunbed ban – Vic must follow or become solarium dumping ground

Thursday 25 October 2012
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria have called on the Victorian Parliament to follow the lead of the South Australian Government that has today announced a ban on solariums by 31 December 2014.

Childhood cancer survival figures brings hope for patients and their families

Wednesday 17 October 2012
Survival for Victorian children diagnosed with cancer is at an all-time high, with a report released by Cancer Council Victoria today showing overall five-year cancer survival in children under the age of 15 years has increased from 68% in 1982 to 82% in 2010.
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