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Cancer stories and news

Concerning decline of cancer diagnoses in Victoria in 2020

Wednesday 8 December 2021

December 2021 Cancer In Victoria report focused on findings from 2020, found that in 2020, cancer diagnoses declined by 7 per cent – or about 2,420 less individual diagnoses in 2020, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Martin – a Daffodil Circle member

Introducing Martin – a Daffodil Circle member

For Martin, cancer came into his life at just 12 years of age, and it has had a profound impact on him ever since.

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One gift saved 20 million lives

George Frederick Carden imagined a future where there was a cure for cancer when he bequeathed 70,000 pounds (about $5 million in today’s money) back in 1945.

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What has been achieved over 85 years with help from people who left a gift in their Will

1936 - The ‘Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria’ is established by the Victorian Parliament. Our first meetings are chaired by the Lord Mayor at the Melbourne Town Hall. 

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Responding to COVID-19

Monday 6 December 2021

COVID-19 has been difficult for everybody, but it’s particularly challenging for those affected by cancer.

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Brands off our kids

Thursday 2 December 2021

Every child should be able to play, learn and live in a world that supports and promotes their health and wellbeing.

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Health 2020

Monday 22 November 2021

Health 2020 was the flagship research platform for the newly formed Cancer Epidemiology Centre at Cancer Council Victoria. Dr Nigel Gray, former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, intended that this research take advantage of the organisation's long-term stewardship of the Victorian Cancer Registry.

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A hard-hitting campaign showing just how “Full of Crap” Sugary Drinks are

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Sugary drinks such as soft drinks, sport and energy drinks, fruit drinks and cordial contribute the most added sugar to Australian’s diets. Frighteningly, a single 600ml bottle of soft drink contains about 16 packs of sugar, and if you sip on one of these bottles per day for a year, that amounts to over 23 kilos of sugar consumed annually.

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Epidemiology & Cancer round-table discussion

Wednesday 10 November 2021

The work of epidemiologists at Cancer Council centres around looking at data to discover more about the causes of cancer, and how we can better prevent it.

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Brendon is scared this Christmas could be his last

Monday 8 November 2021

Without better treatments there is a real risk that this Christmas may be Brendon’s last one with his family. We need your support so researchers like Dr Paul Beavis can help others like Brendon.

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Increased biobank funding will deliver more cancer breakthroughs

Wednesday 13 October 2021

The Victorian Cancer Biobank has received $6 million in funding to continue its vital work over the next three years. This funding will improve the lives of people facing cancer.

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Thank you for all that you do

Friday 5 November 2021

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

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Getting the jab is helping people with cancer take back control

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Our new research of more than 1,500 people diagnosed with cancer reveals the vast majority are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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New research shows furry friends support mental health in people with cancer

Friday 1 October 2021

Owning a pet may help increase the wellbeing of people affected by cancer, new Cancer Council SA research finds.

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Six-million-dollar funding boost for Victorian Cancer Biobank to continue vital research

Wednesday 29 September 2021

The Victorian Cancer Biobank has been given $6 million in Victorian Government funding, through the Victorian Cancer Agency, for its vital work over the next three years.

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