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From eating broccoli to avoiding hairspray, new findings on what causes or prevents cancer seem to be discovered every day. Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer Prevention team go behind the headlines to dispel the myths.

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D-robe this winter for vitamin D

Posted by Bethany on 21-05-2013
As the darker, colder winter weather creeps in, it has never become more important for Australians to start thinking about their vitamin D intake.

Let's get clinical: McKeon Review's drive for clinical trial reform just what the doctor ordered

Posted by Bethany on 03-05-2013
The Federal Government's recent McKeon Review has recommended some favourable changes for clinical trials in Australia.

This could be just your cup of tea

Posted by Sarah on 18-04-2013
While many of us associate tea drinking with an opportunity to take a little break in our busy schedule, studies in cell cultures and animal models have now linked tea intake with a possible reduction in the risk of cancer.

Genetics and cancer: Victorians in largest ever study of its kind

Posted by Dinah on 16-04-2013
You may have heard about a study that has discovered genetic errors that could increase the risk of breast, prostate and ovarian cancers. While the discovery won't change treatments overnight, it could pave the way for tests that predict an individual's risk of disease and allow for targeted screening.

Making the law work better for people affected by cancer: a McCabe Centre issues paper

Posted on 05-04-2013
Whether we're consciously aware of it or not, the law influences how people make decisions about health care, treatment and support. This is no different for people affected by cancer.

How to get your five veg a day

Posted by Amy on 15-03-2013
It's pretty common knowledge that most adults don't eat their recommended 5 serves of veg a day. In fact less than one in 10 of us actually manage to achieve this seemingly monumental task. So ... why is that?

Making sense of cancer as a young adult

Posted by Sophie on 21-02-2013
Are you one of around 5000 young adult Australians living with cancer? Mel is; she bravely shares her story and tells us why she will be joining in the conversation at a free webinar to be held especially for people like her.

Soda Wars - downsizing in New York

Posted by Jane Martin on 13-02-2013
Whether we're consciously aware of it or not, the law influences how people make decisions about health care, treatment and support. This is no different for people affected by cancer.

Are they playing with a straight bat or is SPF50+ all spin?

Posted by Terry Slevin on 29-01-2013
The test cricket has started so summer must be here. That's the time many of us dig out the beach bag, dust off the hat and rummage about for the sunscreen.

Window tinting and sun protection - does darkening your windows make you safe from UV rays?

Posted by Melissa on 12-12-2012
One of the things many of us don't consider when purchasing a car, is protection for our skin against UV rays.

Plain packaging - now the promise is in the pack

Posted by Jess on 30-11-2012

From 1 December 2012, smokers will be confronted with images of gangrenous feet, tongue tumours, wasted lungs and damaged hearts as Australia’s world-first plain packaging comes into effect.

Let's keep the alcohol industry honest

Posted by Bek on 18-10-2012
Join us in highlighting sneaky alcohol advertising to kids and tweet any examples you find #alcoholfreekids

Being SunSmart has never been more fashionable!

Posted by Cairín on 09-10-2012
It's that time of year again... it's starting to look a lot like summer. For some of us, that means long lazy days at the beach, backyard barbeques on the weekends and general lolling around in pleasant temperatures relaxing and enjoying ourselves.

Seniors Festival - a festive time for cutting your cancer risk

Posted on 05-10-2012
It's a truth universally acknowledged that as we age, our health can take a bit of a beating. Bones start to creak, gravity takes hold of our bodies in ways we never suspected could happen, and, to add insult to injury, our risk of cancer rises.

Finger length ratios and breast cancer risk

Posted by Bek on 26-09-2012

I just photocopied my hands to find out if the difference in the length of your fingers can predict your breast cancer risk?

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