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Message from Todd

Todd Harper

It is a real delight to bring you the latest updates on the impact of your generous support in this edition of Breakthrough

The year has kicked off to a flying start with Relay for Life events taking place across the state, we put the spotlight on lifesaving research for Cancer Research Giving Day , and have awarded some of our best and brightest young researchers with funding grants to pursue ground-breaking work improving treatments  and outcomes for people with cancer.    

This vital work is made possible thanks to the generosity of Victorians sharing our vision who are hosting a morning tea, contributing via a monthly donation, buying daffodils or sun protection products, taking part in a Relay, playing golf or fundraising in their own unique way. I encourage you to explore the latest Annual Review at your leisure and share in the pride I have in the achievements we’ve made together.  

Thank you for your continued generosity.  

Todd Harper AM

CEO, Cancer Council Victoria


What we have achieved together this year 

raised by more than 2,300 Victorians for life-saving cancer research on Cancer Research Giving Day.

$3.9 M
in research grants awarded to 11 research projects seeking to transform our understanding of the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer.

30 years

is how long we have been helping Australians quit smoking with the support of Quitline.

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Fast-tracking radiation therapy with the help of AI

New research is making it possible to create lifesaving radiation treatment plans within minutes rather than days.

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea host, Anna

Because everyone loves a bit of cake and a cuppa!

Meet Australia's Biggest Morning Tea host, Anna!

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Blueberry and banana bread recipe

Blueberry banana bread recipe

The perfect recipe for your Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event or a quick and easy snack!

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Precision radiotherapy giving immune system a boost

As Cancer Council Victoria’s Colebatch Fellow, Professor Shankar Siva, radiation oncologist and researcher at Peter McCallum Cancer Centre is exploring therapy synergy to improve immunotherapy treatment for solid tumours.  

The Colebatch Fellowship is a $1.5 million grant funded entirely by supporters like you. It’s awarded to the most outstanding cancer researchers in Victoria who show the drive and vision needed to achieve the next cancer breakthrough.   

The Fellowship was named in memory of pediatrician Dr John Colebatch, a pioneer in the use of chemotherapy in Australia in the 1950s.  

Click to learn more about Prof. Siva's research.


Quitline Counsellor

Celebrating 30 years of Quitline: A milestone in helping people to stop smoking and now vaping

As we celebrate 30 years of Quitline, we're working to overcome new obstacles to create healthier, smoke and vape-free environements for all.

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Eliminating Cervical Cancer Together, we can eliminate cervical cancer in Victoria

“As soon as the doctor said you have cervical cancer, my world just fell away. Everything became a blur and all I could think about were my children,” Abbey said.

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Understanding Lynch Syndrome Understanding Lynch Syndrome

The three factors you can check to minimise your risk of Lynch Syndrome, one of Australia's most common inherited cancer risks.

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

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Caroline, Fundraise Your Way

Fundraise Your Way

You dream it.... we'll support it.

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Cancer Wellness Program

Cancer Education Programs

Discover group-based supportive care programs for people affected by cancer.

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By donating, fundraising or volunteering, you're supporting Victorians affected by cancer through research, prevention and support.


We're here to help 

For support from someone who really knows cancer, contact our cancer nurses via 13 11 20. 

Trying to find support services that are right for you? Explore the My Cancer Guide.

If you’re trying to quit smoking during this time, our Quitline counsellors can offer you guidance and support.

Call 13 78 48.  Learn More 


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