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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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Global warming, cancer warning?

Posted by Cairín on 18-04-2011
Global warming, ozone depletion and climate change are perhaps the greatest threats currently facing our planet.

Don't leave medical research in the lurch

Posted by John and Steven on 14-04-2011
Two of our fearless researchers here at Cancer Council, John Baker and Steven Bowe, headed to the rally on Tuesday (12/4/11) to stop budget cuts to medical research. They filed this report for us.

Branding carcinogens - the plain packaging debate

Posted by Rebecca on 08-04-2011
Imagine the conversation if other products as deadly as tobacco were sold at the newsagents. "I'll have a pack of Fresh-Burst asbestos please."  "Oh we're all out. How about a packet of Happy Daze asbestos?"

Stars fly the tangerine tan flag

Posted by Cairín on 06-04-2011
We were excited to see the unveiling of the stars lined up to participate in the next Dancing with the Stars series yesterday. The 11 contestants-to-be made for a glamorous image suitably representative of the popular showbiz program but we also noticed that the tangerine tan was out in force.

Can you worry yourself sick?

Posted by Laura on 01-04-2011
"You'll worry yourself sick!" My mother is fond of saying. But is it an old wive's tale or does stress really cause cancer?