Dates for diary

Thursday 18 October, 2018

Cancer Education Programs

Small group education programs can help at any stage of your cancer experience and are available at local health services across Victoria. Join these informal and friendly sessions to share stories and tips with others going through a similar experience.

The Living with Cancer Education Program helps you get through the day to day challenges including getting the most out of your health care team, managing stress and dealing with side effects.

Wellness and Life after Cancer is to help you move from treatment to recovery and self-manage your health and wellbeing.

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Celebrating 20 years of Murrumbeena Relay For Life

Join the 20th anniversary of Murrumbeena Relay For Life on October 20 and 21 at Duncan McKinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena. Since the Relay began in 1999, the community has achieved so much; we want to bring everyone together to honour these achievements. Please gather your friends, family and colleagues and join us on the track, together we can celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer. Prices start at $25.

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Expression of interest: Community Panel

When someone that you know is facing a serious illness, it is important to understand what support, care and choices they want and what they value. This helps them to prepare for end-of-life care. More than this, it can also help their families or friends to carry on with their everyday life.

Most Australians would prefer to die at home surrounded by their family and friends. However only a small number of people do so. The Community Panel is being asked, what does dying well look like and how can we help people achieve this?

The Community Panel will meet on 3 separate days in November/December. If interested register by Sunday 28 October at www.deliberatelyengaging.com.au/dyingwell

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“It’s a great feeling, to give, it really is; it’s just a joy to be able to help people.”

Friday 17 December 2021

It was only natural that Rosemary brought her altruistic approach to life to addressing the problem that cancer posed as she watched it make more of an impact on the community.

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Taking on tobacco

Thursday 16 December 2021

50 years since first anti-tobacco ad aired on television. At the end of the 1960s, tobacco advertising was ubiquitous on Australian television, with a tobacco ad being run every eight minutes.

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Developing novel methods to monitor the marketing of products that increase the risk of cancer to children

Tuesday 14 December 2021

A revolutionary new method to monitor how products that increase the risk of cancer are marketed to children, is one of five research projects funded under Cancer Council Victoria’s $2.3 million Venture Grants research program.

 

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Research update: Protecting and empowering children’s and adolescents’ healthy food choices

Monday 13 December 2021

Child and adolescent-targeted food marketing has been closely scrutinised as a potential contributor to the obesity epidemic. Such food advertising influences children’s food preferences, purchases and consumption and is a probable casual factor in childhood obesity.

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Supporting people with cancer experiencing financial distress

Friday 10 December 2021

Financial distress can negatively affect quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

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