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Tuesday 18 April 2023
When met with a cancer diagnosis, living regionally can often add another layer of difficulty for those navigating the healthcare system. Read more

7 ways reduce your cancer risk

Thursday 6 April 2023
More than one third of cancers in Australia are preventable. Lifestyle has a big impact on cancer risk and many cancers are caused by things we can avoid, such as smoking, unhealthy diets and too much of the sun’s UV radiation. Read more

50 years of anti-tobacco advertising exhibit launches at ACMI

Tuesday 4 April 2023
A collaboration between Cancer Council Victoria, Quit and Swinburne University of Technology has launched this week as part of ACMI’s free centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image, located in Fed Square, Melbourne. Read more

Host Australia's Biggest Morning Tea your way this May

Tuesday 4 April 2023
This year we celebrate 30 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. That’s 30 years of people across Australia getting together to raise a cuppa and contribute vital funds to support all those affected by cancer. Read more

Your support gives hope to people affected by cancer

Tuesday 4 April 2023
Thanks to your support, $3.3 million has been allocated to 13 cutting-edge Victorian cancer research projects. Read more

Game-changing cancer research projects awarded $3.3 million lifeline

Monday 27 February 2023
Thirteen cutting-edge cancer research projects have been awarded a $3.3 million lifeline from Cancer Council Victoria in February. Read more

New data reveals nine in ten Australians want government action to stop Australia’s escalating e-cigarette crisis

Thursday 23 February 2023

A new Cancer Council Victoria report shows growing public support for policy action to limit the availability and use of e-cigarettes. Almost nine in ten Australian adults (87%) want government action to stop a new generation of Australians from becoming addicted to nicotine.

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Supporting Regional Victorians

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Whether it’s been throughout the pandemic, or the heart-breaking floods of 2022, regional Victorians have constantly shown immense resilience throughout adversity. The community is there for each other, so it’s important for Cancer Council Victoria to be there for regional communities.

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My Cancer Guide

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Cancer is challenging. Finding the right support services is easier with the new online My Cancer Guide.

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The extra mental load: Cancer and COVID-19  

Thursday 19 January 2023

Rose found herself seeking support from Cancer Council Victoria’s nurse counselling service after being diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic. 

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Investing in the Future of Cancer Research

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Earlier in 2022, a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship was awarded to Dr Sibel Saya, who is actively looking at ways to improve cancer outcomes by using a DNA test, that can be taken at a GP clinic, to predict future risk of cancer and to detect cancer earlier

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Food Fight

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Did you know that Victorian children are exposed to at least 25 unhealthy food and drink advertisements every day?

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Concerns for 3800 undiagnosed Victorians living with cancer

Thursday 8 December 2022

COVID-19 may have all but disappeared from the headlines but the latest data shows a concerning trend.

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Celebrating 10 years of plain packaging

Thursday 1 December 2022

1 December 2022 marks the 10th anniversary since world-first plain packaging was introduced in Australia on 1 December 2012. 

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Supporting cancer researchers in their pursuit to find tomorrow’s lifesaving treatments

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Melbourne researchers are exploring whether COVID-19 has any impact on cancer, in a world-first study that could bolster health policies and cancer screening protocols.

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