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$2.5 million to provide research hope for low survival cancers

$2.5 million to provide research hope for low survival cancers

The funding will support eight new research projects to generate breakthroughs in cancers such as lung, pancreatic, brain, mesothelioma and stomach cancer, among others.

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Thank you Dry July

Thank you Dry July

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Thank you to all Dry July participants who took the challenge in 2017 to give up alcohol for one month. It was a grand fundraising effort, and as a result, Cancer Council Victoria can embark on four projects which aim to provide support to reduce the burden of cancer.

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Publication profile: Our range of practical factsheets

Publication profile: Our range of practical factsheets

Tuesday 13 March 2018

We offer a range of free factsheets to help guide you through financial and practical questions you may have when diagnosed with cancer.

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Sara Bunnett

A conversation with Sara, Practical Support Program Manager

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Meet Sara, our Practical Support Program Manager. Read on to find out about Sara’s role, what practical support means and get a glimpse into a typical working day for Sara.

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Join us for the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life

Join us for the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Relay For Life in Australia. The first Relay For Life took place in Murrumbeena, Victoria; 261 participants raised $75,000 for Cancer Council Victoria. Twenty years on, Relays are now held in every State and Territory, with more than 134,000 participants raising over $14 million each year for Cancer Councils across the country.

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7 myths about sun protection

There are many myths about sun protection. To keep you and your loved ones safe this summer, we’ve dispelled seven of the most common claims we’ve heard going around.

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John's story

“I was diagnosed two weeks before my wedding.” John’s survived cancer, not once, but twice. The second time with a baby on the way.

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Kaitlyn's story

I was the picture of perfect health, a fit person. Then I was diagnosed with brain cancer.

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New research shows Australians living with or beyond cancer to soar by 2040

New research shows Australians living with or beyond cancer to soar by 2040

1 in 18 Australians will have been diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime by 2040; cancer survival rates are the highest they have ever been.

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Antonia

Research student tackles most common childhood cancer

Antonia's project aims to understand why some children relapse from the most common form of childhood leukaemia.

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Supporting you over the Holiday Season

Supporting you over the Holiday Season

Monday 18 December 2017
We understand cancer doesn’t stop over the holiday season and neither do we. This time of year can be a time of joy and mixed emotions for many people. If you would like to speak with someone over the phone or online during this holiday season we can help. Read more
How we helped in 2017

How we helped in 2017

Monday 18 December 2017
A cancer diagnosis changes lives. It can be difficult to make sense of what the cancer means and how to find answers or solutions to the many concerns that arise. Cancer Council’s Cancer Information and Support Service team have been ensuring all people affected by cancer have the support they need. Read more
New site

Introducing a new-look Cancer Council Victoria website

Monday 18 December 2017
You may have noticed Cancer Council Victoria has had a website refresh. We gave our website a makeover as we wanted to ensure the new design would allow for a greater user experience ensuring our content is easily accessed whether you are using a mobile device, tablet or desktop. Read more
Clem, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

A conversation with Clem, 13 11 20 Cancer Nurse

Monday 18 December 2017
Would you like to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a cancer nurse at Cancer Council Victoria? Read about Clem’s typical day and learn more about the Healthy Living after Cancer program he coordinates. Read more
Special occasions and celebrations fact sheet

Special occasions and celebrations fact sheet

Monday 18 December 2017

Would you like practical tips to help you manage the holiday season festivities? Our Special Occasions and Celebrations fact sheet provides suggestions and support to help people affected by cancer manage expectations and look after themselves.

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