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Walking Stars

Thank you to our first ever Walking Stars

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Cancer Council supporters raised over $280,000 for vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services as part of the first ever Walking Stars event.

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Katherine, Nurse Manager, Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer myths busted

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Is there a link between red meat and cancer? Are all sunscreens safe to use? And, does marijuana stop cancer growth? Our cancer nurses answer these questions and dispel common rumours about cancer. 

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Manager talking to employee about cancer

Cancer, work and you

Wednesday 13 March 2019

When you’re diagnosed with cancer it’s natural to wonder how it will affect your work. Medical appointments will often be scheduled during working hours and treatment may make you feel tired and weary.

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Prof Robin Anderson

Introducing the researchers you're funding

Monday 18 March 2019
Thanks to your support, $3 million has been allocated to 11 new world-class research projects in Victoria this year.
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Kirsty with her son

Australia set to eliminate cervical cancer

Wednesday 6 March 2019

This amazing breakthrough is thanks to people like you. You’ve funded life-saving cancer research that’s enabled researchers to find better ways to prevent cervical cancer.  

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Sabrina before her diagnosis

Diagnosed with lung cancer at 29

Friday 1 March 2019

How could I have lung cancer? I’d always been really careful with my health. I have always been fit, healthy and active and never smoked a day in my life.

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Professor Philip Darcy

Using our immune system to overcome cancer

Friday 22 February 2019

Professor Philip Darcy and Dr Paul Beavis are at the forefront of a new form of cancer treatment.

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Professor David Whiteman

Holding the cards to reducing cancer risk

Thursday 21 February 2019

Cancer Council is working in partnership with world leading researchers to reduce the impact of cancer on our community.

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Professor Karen Canfell

Tackling bowel cancer on a national scale

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world with around 1 in 13 Australians developing bowel cancer during their lifetime.

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Dr Archa Fox

The tiny discovery that had a big impact on cancer research

Wednesday 20 February 2019

A discovery of a tiny new structure in human cells has led to promising new research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer.

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Professor Joanne Aitken

Driving research discovery in childhood cancer

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Professor Joanne Aitken leads the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, a critical Australian research tool driving major cancer research.

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Professor Melanie Wakefield

Leading the world in tobacco control

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Australia.

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Professor Grant McArthur

Curing Australia's national cancer

Thursday 14 February 2019

Cancer Council funded researcher, Professor Grant McArthur, has dedicated his career to curing melanoma.

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Cancer Council volunteers John and Elaine

Valued ‘vollies’ facing personal journey

Thursday 14 February 2019

Once a year, we pay special tribute to all our amazing volunteers including veteran ‘vollies’ John and Elaine. Sadly their work's just become far more personal.

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Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

4 in 5 Australians don’t apply enough sunscreen – are you one of them?

Wednesday 13 February 2019

We’ve got some tips to help you apply sunscreen effectively and stay protected.

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