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What doesn't kill us makes us stronger

Stacey-Lee, 28, a part-time nurse, has been diagnosed with cancer three times. She was diagnosed with leukaemia for the first time when she was 3 years old, and then relapsed when she was 7 years old.    Read more

You’re not alone: contact cancer support

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Breakthrough July thank you

You are supporting Victorians affected by cancer by fundraising, volunteering or donating to cancer research, prevention and support. Read more

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Cutting-edge method to treat breast cancer

In a cutting-edge new study funded by Cancer Council Victoria, Dr Ajithkumar Vasanthakumar from the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and his colleagues are developing a new therapeutic approach to target immunosuppressive cells that block the effectiveness of immunotherapy for patients living with breast cancer. Read more

Get the facts on vaping

In early May, news of reforms to tackle smoking and vaping was warmly welcomed by Quit and Cancer Council Victoria, along with many parents and teachers. Read more

Impact under the microscope

In May, people who have or are considering including a gift in their Will to Cancer Council Victoria were invited on a laboratory tour to learn about the ground-breaking research underway - seeing first-hand the impact a gift in their Will can have. Read more

Remembering a Much-Loved Sister

Yarrawonga local, Andy Jaques, recently created her own fundraiser shaving her head in memory of her sister Gill who passed away from bowel cancer. Read more

Thank you for celebrating 30 years of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea with us

In May, we celebrated a special milestone with the 30th birthday of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Read more

"I never thought cancer would be my story"

Thursday 22 June 2023
When Nicole was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was terrified of the pain her family would be put through watching her fight for her life. Read more

Get the facts on vaping - Victorians urged to 'see through the haze'

Thursday 1 June 2023
A new Quit campaign highlighting the risks of vaping is being launched today alongside new research by Cancer Council Victoria’s Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer. The data reveals many Victorians are still unaware of the risks associated with vaping. Read more
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Resolve health complaints with the Health Complaints Commissioner

Wednesday 24 May 2023
Navigating cancer treatment and care can be confusing and overwhelming. It’s vital we have robust systems in place to prevent unscrupulous providers preying on vulnerable people. Read more

Re-purposing cardiac drugs to improve radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer

Thursday 4 May 2023

In a groundbreaking new study, Cancer Council Victoria--funded researchers are exploring whether a cardiac drug called a beta-blocker can be re-purposed to improve the effects of radiotherapy for cancer treatment.

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Victorians encouraged to host a morning tea and make a cuppa for a cancer-free future

Thursday 4 May 2023
Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging Victorians to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and make a cuppa for a cancer-free future this May or June. Read more
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Cancer support, delivered locally

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
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