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Cancer stories and news

Running for a cancer-free future

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Ridma runs for her “miracle baby”, Dion. The expectant mother was 12 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma in 2015.

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State-of-the-art chair to be a game-changer in radiation treatment

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Soon cancer patients will receive radiotherapy in a more comfortable position as part of a new Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre project funded through Cancer Council Victoria’s Grants-in-Aid research grants program.

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“Dig deep and fight.” Kate and Ava’s story

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Kate was pregnant with her daughter Ava when she was diagnosed with stage two colorectal cancer.

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Thank you for all that you do

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Our photo gallery acknowledges the work of our amazing supporters who are dedicated to a cancer free future.

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Cancer Support during Covid-19

Thursday 10 February 2022

With a surge of COVID-19 cases throughout the community and conditions changing rapidly, it’s a critical time for Cancer Council Victoria to provide support for people affected by cancer.

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Discovering new approaches to treating incurable childhood cancers

Thursday 10 February 2022

Genome sequencing – the technical ability to read the mutations in cancer cells – has revealed the broad range of mutations that drive paediatric cancers. 

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1 in 20 Victorians smoke daily and drink at high-risk levels, putting them at extra risk of mouth and throat cancers

A bad mix: tobacco and alcohol together increase cancer risk

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Individually, tobacco and alcohol cause thousands of cancer diagnoses in Australia each year. But what many aren’t aware of is that for some cancers, the combined effect of alcohol and tobacco is even greater than the sum of their individual effects.

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Todd Talks

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Your monthly insight from Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper into our work and the people who make up our organisation.

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“If cancer doesn’t get me, COVID’s going to.”

Wednesday 12 January 2022

Kathrine’s immunocompromised, in remission from ovarian cancer, and has tested positive for COVID. This is her experience. 

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Rosemary

“It’s a great feeling, to give, it really is; it’s just a joy to be able to help people.”

Friday 17 December 2021

It was only natural that Rosemary brought her altruistic approach to life to addressing the problem that cancer posed as she watched it make more of an impact on the community.

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Taking on tobacco

Thursday 16 December 2021

50 years since first anti-tobacco ad aired on television. At the end of the 1960s, tobacco advertising was ubiquitous on Australian television, with a tobacco ad being run every eight minutes.

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Developing novel methods to monitor the marketing of products that increase the risk of cancer to children

Tuesday 14 December 2021

A revolutionary new method to monitor how products that increase the risk of cancer are marketed to children, is one of five research projects funded under Cancer Council Victoria’s $2.3 million Venture Grants research program.

 

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Research update: Protecting and empowering children’s and adolescents’ healthy food choices

Monday 13 December 2021

Child and adolescent-targeted food marketing has been closely scrutinised as a potential contributor to the obesity epidemic. Such food advertising influences children’s food preferences, purchases and consumption and is a probable casual factor in childhood obesity.

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Supporting people with cancer experiencing financial distress

Friday 10 December 2021

Financial distress can negatively affect quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

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“It’s got to be better.” Advocating for greater regional support

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Paul didn't mind the two hour commute from his regional hometown to Melbourne for his cancer treatment – but it was an entirely different story when it came to getting support.

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