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Cancer Council welcomes $3 million funding announcement to help Australians quit

Monday 31 May 2021

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed an investment of $3 million by the Australian Government today, World No Tobacco Day, to go towards a new national best practice support service for nicotine cessation to ensure GPs, pharmacists and Quitline counsellors have up-to-date evidence-based resources.

Drinking blind – new research highlights gaps in drinkers’ knowledge of the link between alcohol and cancer

Sunday 30 May 2021

New Cancer Council Victoria research has revealed most Victorian adults who drink are not aware of many of the types of cancer caused by alcohol, with less than two out of ten identifying alcohol as a cause of breast cancer and fewer than three in ten aware that alcohol causes mouth cancer and throat cancer.

Smokers swallow menthol cigarettes as less harmful, but Cancer Council warns it’s a smokescreen

Friday 21 May 2021

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.

$1.5m funding boost this International Clinical Trials Day

Thursday 20 May 2021

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.

Swamped by sugary drinks ads: consumer call for health ignored as big beverage spends big bucks to sweeten Australians

Monday 10 May 2021

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.

MasterChef’s Tessa Boersma joins forces with Cancer Council for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Monday 3 May 2021

Ms Boersma said the partnership was a recipe for success and encouraged others to join her in hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Over half of eligible Victorians aged 25-34 missing out on lifesaving cervical screening

Wednesday 31 March 2021

New ‘At Your Cervix’ campaign encourages young Victorians to prioritise cervical screening as an act of self-care.

Ineffective alcohol advertising watchdog says it was ok to stay in and drink up during pandemic

Tuesday 30 March 2021

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 patients encouraged to plan future care choices

Monday 22 March 2021

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.

Research begins to uncover bowel cancer link in families as part of $3.8 million in new cancer funding

Monday 8 March 2021

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.

More than 2,500 cancer diagnoses slip through the COVID-19 pandemic cracks in Victoria, sparking fears of a possible ‘cancer spike’ to come

Monday 1 March 2021

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.

Medical misinformation in the 1980s – how Australian lawyers and health experts took on the tobacco industry and won

Monday 15 February 2021

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.

12-month review of Voluntary Assisted Dying Act

Thursday 11 February 2021

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.

New SunSmart campaign urges men to give complacency the Slip, Slop, Slap

Thursday 21 January 2021

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 calls for public education on new drinking guidelines

Wednesday 20 January 2021

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.

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