Media releases

New campaign busts myths around cervical screening in LGBTIQ community

13 February 2017: Melbourne ‘Driving You Homo' JOY FM radio presenters, Dee Mason and Lisa Daniel, have proven to have faces for radio and the screen in a new campaign to empower LGBTIQ people with a cervix to have regular cervical screening.

Outstanding Pap Test Nurses Recognised at PapScreen Victoria Awards

29 August 2016: Nurses from across Victoria gathered in Melbourne recently to celebrate the PapScreen Victoria Nurse Cervical Screening Provider Awards.

Gina Liano's new starring role to encourage women over 50 to continue cervical screening

17 May 2016: A new campaign launched by PapScreen Victoria with Gina Liano, is working to correct the myths around cervical cancer and screening for mature women.

New resource works to reduce barriers to cancer screening for people with disabilities

24 February 2016: A resource launched today will provide online training to inform all people who care and support people with disabilities on how to speak about cancer screening.

Free women's health day to launch new cancer screening initiative

31 August 2015: Free women's health day to launch new cancer screening initiative. Whittlesea women are invited to take part in a women's health and wellbeing day ahead of Women's Health Week to launch the Whittlesea Cervical Screening Project on Thursday 10 September.

LGBTI community needed for important cervical screening study

31 August 2015: Seeking lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people living in Victoria

Younger women complacent about cervical screening

5 August 2015: About half of young Victorian women aren't having Pap tests every two years, despite knowing they should.

Comedy on women's business strikes a chord in Victorian Aboriginal communities

1 June 2015: Aboriginal women across Victoria are connecting with the important message that cervical screening saves lives as a one-woman show called Great Walls of Vagina makes its way through the state.

Risk of cervical cancer at all-time low for Australian women

1 May 2015: PapScreen Victoria welcomes the latest data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare confirming the rates of cervical cancer cases and mortality in Australia are low compared to international standards, thanks to the work of the National Cervical Screening Program and the introduction of the HPV vaccine.

Best & worst cervical screening rates in Victoria revealed with new report

20 January 2015: Majority of Victorian local government areas have increased cervical screening rates.

Victorian nurses more important than ever in the fight against cervical cancer

15 September 2014: Nurses are making an even bigger contribution to the fight against cervical cancer in Victoria, collecting 38,012 life-saving Pap tests in 2013.

Health experts urge young women to have regular Pap tests after the release of concerning new research

1 September 2014: Cancer Council Victoria and Victorian Cytology Service Inc are reminding young women that even if they've had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, regular cervical screening is still essential to prevent cervical cancer.

New cancer prevention initiative helps Corio women access life-saving test

30 May 2014: A $65,000 cervical cancer prevention initiative was launched today in the Corio/Norlane region in a bid to increase the number of women undergoing regular cervical screening and secondary school students receiving the HPV vaccine.

Victorian women putting themselves at greater risk of cervical cancer

6 March 2014: Thousands of women across Victoria are putting themselves at greater risk of cervical cancer, with new data showing 40 per cent of the state's eligible female population are not having regular Pap tests.

Teaching assistants step out of classroom to end women's cancer

24 February 2014: Three clinical teaching assistants from Melbourne are stepping up their commitment to cervical cancer prevention by taking part in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers this weekend.

Culturally diverse women to learn about life-saving cancer screenings

12 February 2014: Around 70 women from more than 10 different cultures will come together in Melbourne's west this month to learn about vital cancer screenings, thanks to funding from PapScreen Victoria and BreastScreen Victoria.

Burmese and Chin women to learn about life-saving cancer screenings

5 February 2014: Newly arrived Burmese and Chin women living in Sunshine have the chance to learn about vital cancer screening tests that could save their lives, thanks to funding from PapScreen Victoria and BreastScreen Victoria.

Corio nurses make life-saving Pap tests more comfortable

16 December 2013: Two Corio nurses are urging women from across the region to have regular Pap tests and reduce their risk of cervical cancer.

Personal cancer experience to raise awareness among Arabic women

12 December 2013: Simar Amad knows first hand how important regular cancer screenings are.

Nurse Cervical Screening Providers Recognised at PapScreen Victoria Awards

22 October 2013: Nurses from across Victoria gathered in Melbourne last week to celebrate the PapScreen Victoria Nurse Cervical Screening Provider Awards.

Cancer Council urges women to think about their health on International Women's Day

5 March 2013: In recognition of International Women's Day, Cancer Council Victoria is urging women to stop being complacent when it comes to their health.

Almost half of women in Victoria avoiding life-saving test

15 February 2013: New data has revealed close to half of women in Victoria are increasing their risk of developing cancer by failing to participate in regular cervical screening.

PapScreen Victoria launches Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinical Audit

22 November 2012: A new Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinical Audit has been developed by PapScreen Victoria and general practices across the state are invited to take part.

Cervical screening health day raises awareness among local Koori community

13 November 2012: Orbost Regional Health has run a successful women's health day in Cape Conron, thanks to a Koori Community Grant from PapScreen Victoria.

Let's talk about sex baby

5 September 2012: Cancer Council Victoria is turning up the heat in the battle against cervical cancer, with the launch of a racy new campaign reminding women of the link between cervical cancer and sex.

Victoria leads the way in cervical cancer prevention

14 May 2012: A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed Victoria has the highest two-yearly participation rate in cervical screening and the lowest incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in the country.

Mildura nurses receive specialist training in sexual assault

9 May 2012: Women in Mildura who are victim/survivors of sexual assault will soon benefit from a specialised educational workshop for local nurses.

Growing impact of nurses in Cervical Screening Program

8 May 2012: Older women and lapsed screeners in particular are benefitting from the increase in nurse-collected Pap tests in Victoria.

Grants Program to improve cervical screening in Victorian indigenous communities

4 April 2012: PapScreen Victoria is implementing a funding initiative to help improve cervical screening rates within the Koori community.

Local initiatives kick off in Shepparton following PapScreen Victoria's campaign launch

21 March 2012: PapScreen Victoria is holding a professional development workshop in Shepparton this week to update nurse cervical screening providers on the latest in cervical cancer prevention. The workshop is one of the first local community development initiatives under PapScreen Victoria's Peace of Mind campaign which was launched in Greater Shepparton last Friday.

Campaign to improve cervical screening launches in Greater Shepparton

16 March 2012: PapScreen Victoria has announced a $50,000 investment to increase the participation of cervical screening in Greater Shepparton.

New video from Cancer Council aims to increase HPV vaccination

2 February 2012: To coincide with the new school year, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an online video for young teenage girls to encourage greater participation in the human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation program.

New figures reveal growing number of Pap tests in Grampians

15 December 2011: More women in the Grampians are participating in cervical screening with new figures confirming a rise in the number of Pap tests taken in the region.

New partnership to help reduce incidence of cervical cancer

28 November 2011: PapScreen Victoria and the Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs) have formed a new partnership in an effort to reduce cervical cancer in women who are victim/survivors of sexual assault.

Genital warts decline by 90% in young Aussies

19 October 2011: New research has revealed a 90% drop in genital warts in young Australians since the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation program.

Girls failing to complete HPV vaccine course

19 April 2011: Long-awaited data released by the Australian Government has raised concerns that many girls are failing to complete the three-dose course of the cervical cancer or human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

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