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One gift saved 20 million lives

George Frederick Carden imagined a future where there was a cure for cancer when he bequeathed 70,000 pounds (about $5 million in today’s money) back in 1945.

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What has been achieved over 85 years with help from people who left a gift in their Will

1936 - The ‘Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria’ is established by the Victorian Parliament. Our first meetings are chaired by the Lord Mayor at the Melbourne Town Hall. 

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Responding to COVID-19

Monday 6 December 2021

COVID-19 has been difficult for everybody, but it’s particularly challenging for those affected by cancer.

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Brands off our kids

Thursday 2 December 2021

Every child should be able to play, learn and live in a world that supports and promotes their health and wellbeing.

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Health 2020

Monday 22 November 2021

Health 2020 was the flagship research platform for the newly formed Cancer Epidemiology Centre at Cancer Council Victoria. Dr Nigel Gray, former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, intended that this research take advantage of the organisation's long-term stewardship of the Victorian Cancer Registry.

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A hard-hitting campaign showing just how “Full of Crap” Sugary Drinks are

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Sugary drinks such as soft drinks, sport and energy drinks, fruit drinks and cordial contribute the most added sugar to Australian’s diets. Frighteningly, a single 600ml bottle of soft drink contains about 16 packs of sugar, and if you sip on one of these bottles per day for a year, that amounts to over 23 kilos of sugar consumed annually.

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Epidemiology & Cancer round-table discussion

Wednesday 10 November 2021

The work of epidemiologists at Cancer Council centres around looking at data to discover more about the causes of cancer, and how we can better prevent it.

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Brendon is scared this Christmas could be his last

Monday 8 November 2021

Without better treatments there is a real risk that this Christmas may be Brendon’s last one with his family. We need your support so researchers like Dr Paul Beavis can help others like Brendon.

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Increased biobank funding will deliver more cancer breakthroughs

Wednesday 13 October 2021

The Victorian Cancer Biobank has received $6 million in funding to continue its vital work over the next three years. This funding will improve the lives of people facing cancer.

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