Stay up to date with the latest news from Cancer Council.

For media releases from your area, please click on your state or territory in the map below:





Latest media releases

August 14, 2015

Country Victorians get left behind on patient transport

Eligible country Victorians are missing out on financial help available when travelling for treatment.

August 10, 2015

Time to tackle cancer in the classroom

Whether it’s a parent, teacher or student diagnosed with cancer, schools can play a key role in supporting all those affected.

August 6, 2015

Show you care volunteer on Daffodil Day

Have a few hours to spare? Why not volunteer on Daffodil Day, Friday 28th August

August 6, 2015

Teaching old drugs new tricks

Professor Michael Millward discusses the latest medical advancements leading to the repurposing of old drugs to treat cancer.

August 5, 2015

Support program reaping rewards for homeless smokers

An innovative support program has demonstrated that homeless services can help their clients cut down and quit smoking, to deliver health benefits in a group with a very high smoking rate.

August 5, 2015

Younger women complacent about cervical screening

Campaign targets women who delay Pap tests due to awkwardness

July 29, 2015

Film goers told they don’t have to face cancer alone

Cancer Council’s support services for people affected by cancer will be in the spotlight through a unique partnership with director Paul Cox on his new feature film 'Force of Destiny'.

July 28, 2015

Patients confused over hepatitis B transmission

Largest Australian study finds knowledge gaps which could lead to liver disease and cancer.

July 22, 2015

Progress made as cancer death rates projected to decrease

A new report shows a continuing downward trend in cancer death rates looks set to continue

July 15, 2015

Fanta loses fizz: Ad and app pulled for directly marketing to kids

A Fanta television advertisement and mobile phone app have been pulled after the Advertising Standards Board found they broke the rules by directly marketing an unhealthy drink to children.

July 14, 2015

Banding together to Dig Deep and raise funds for cancer research and services

Get behind the 2015 Dig Deep campaign and buy your West Coast Eagles wristband to raise money for us

July 9, 2015

Quitting for Ramadan? Why not quit for good?

Quit Victoria has launched a series of radio advertisements in both English and Arabic to encourage those who’ve quit smoking while observing Ramadan to quit for good.

July 9, 2015

Essendon Football Club and Cancer Council mark 10 years of Clash for Cancer

Cancer Council Victoria joined long-time supporter Essendon Football Club today to launch the 10th Clash for Cancer match, which raises funds and awareness of men’s cancers.

July 7, 2015

HPV vaccine protecting Victorian teens, but greater focus needed on boys

Victoria is leading the nation for full three-dose coverage of the HPV vaccine among 15-year-olds, new figures reveal.

July 6, 2015

New data on link between alcohol and cancer prompts uncomfortable campaign

Most Victorians don’t know what constitutes a ‘standard drink’

July 1, 2015

Positive step to address hepatitis B crisis

Patients with chronic hepatitis B and HIV will be able to access their medicines more easily from tomorrow, under changes welcomed by Cancer Council Victoria.

June 30, 2015

Smartphone app puts clinical trials at the fingertip of doctors

Cancer clinicians now have even easier access to the latest information on Victorian clinical trials using their smartphones, following the launch of the Victorian Cancer Trials link mobile app.

June 29, 2015

Show you care about beating cancer on Daffodil Day

With about 360,000 Australians currently living with cancer and a further 350 people told they have cancer every day, it’s likely most people will know someone affected by the disease.

June 28, 2015

Dean Cox tackles Dry July challenge for Cancer Council WA

Dean Cox is giving up alcohol and raising much needed funds for Cancer Council WA during Dry July.

June 26, 2015

Prostate cancer trial shows longer survival with immediate hormone treatment

Australian researchers have discovered that men with incurable prostate cancer, but without symptoms, who received immediate hormone treatment on the TROG 03.06 (TOAD) clinical trial, had an increase in survival over those who delayed treatment.

« Previous Next »