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Cancer stories and news

Cancer Council welcomes progress in the fight against vaping

Wednesday 26 June 2024
Quit and Cancer Council Victoria mark the passage through the Senate of legislation to end the sale of vapes in retail stores to further protect Australians from the harms of nicotine addiction. Read more
Professor Erica Sloan

An update from Professor Erica Sloan

We have discovered that beta-blocker drugs play a special role during cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy. We found that by blocking the stress response, beta-blockers boost the function of immune cells, helping the body to protect us during cancer treatment. Read more

Connecting with our Daffodil Circle

Late last year some of our wonderful supporters took the time to visit us and share their personal stories with cancer and the reasons why they have chosen to leave a gift in their Will. Read more
Ashleigh Poh

Paving the way for the next generation of cancer researchers

For Ashleigh Poh, a summer internship has led to a meaningful career working on and leading cancer research projects. Read more

Federal funding for new digital services to best support Australians quitting smoking or vaping

Monday 17 June 2024
The Federal Government and Australia’s leading cessation service, Quit, have announced the expansion of services to include a new national hub - www.quit.org.au - to help people quit smoking and vaping. Quit is a program of Cancer Council Victoria. Read more

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Elder encourages Mob to do the free bowel cancer screening test and seek support

After putting off doing bowel screening for several years, Perry’s was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 60. Read more

Finding community through clinical trials

While she'd first been scared of clinical trials, Jennifer says they're actually safe spaces for people affected by cancer. Read more

Protecting kids from smoking and vaping before they start

Quit, Cancer Council Victoria and VicHealth renew their calls to stop the harmful tobacco and vaping industry from targeting young people to prevent nicotine addiction in children. Read more

The Conversation Hour episode on clinical trials

This episode of the Conversation Hour on ABC Radio Melbourne explores the important role clinical trials play in advancing cancer care and improving outcomes. Listen to the episode here

Connecting the dots around Lynch syndrome to help prevent cancer

Sally was only in her twenties when she found out she may be at high risk of having inherited Lynch syndrome. Read more

Living with Lynch syndrome, and why it’s always better to know

Karen comes from a family with at least three generations of Lynch syndrome, but doesn't let it define her life. Read more

Demand for cancer support up by 71 per cent

Enquiries to Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 support line rose during the pandemic and have continued unabated, since the implementation of the ACCESS Program. Read more

Daffodil Circle’s Favourite recipes!

Just in time for the holiday (and entertaining) season, we put the call-out to our Daffodil Circle members for their favourite go-to recipes. Read more

Harnessing new technology to accelerate cancer research

Your support is leading to exciting developments in cancer cell identification. Read more

Calling 13 11 20 when you get a cancer diagnosis is vital

David, who was diagnosed with liver cancer 30 years ago, shares his five tips for people recently diagnosed with cancer. Read more
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