Cancer Council Australia

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What we do



Cancer Council is the only charity in Australia to work across every area of every cancer, from research to prevention and support. We help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship.

Cancer Council and its members (the 8 state and territory Cancer Councils) undertake a broad range of activities, including:

  • Research:  We fund more cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. In 2017, thanks to the support of our community, we directed over $60 million in cancer research across Australia.
  • Support:  We offer a range of services to support anyone affected by cancer. Last year we helped thousands of Australians get the support they need answering over 47,000 calls through our 13 11 20 information and support line.
  • Prevention:  We know that preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of creating a cancer-free future. We develop programs that encourage and empower people to lead healthier lifestyles to help reduce their cancer risk.
  • Advocacy:  We regularly call on government to take action on reducing cancer risk and improving access to treatment and care.

Want more info? See about cancer, about us and our Annual Report 2016-17.


This page was last updated on: Sunday, August 19, 2012