See how your donations help achieve a
cancer free future

61,000

Australianlives have been

saved

Cancer survival rates have increased 20% in the last 20 years thanks to improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment.

Research

We’re providing funding to 292 researchers for 72 projects in 18 different institutions, finding ways to improve cancer outcomes across the cancer journey – from prevention and early detection, to treatment and survivorship.

$18.7minvested in cancer research in 2017/18

and

$153minvested in the
past 10 years

Our researchers are
investigating different
screening strategies to
optimise early detection of
breast cancer
Our research is
determining whether
vitamin D supplementation
in men with prostate
cancer can prevent
disease progression.
Our research has informed major changes to Australia's National
Cervical Screening Program, bringing an integrated approach to
cervical screening and HPV vaccination.

Prevention

Prevention is one of the most effective ways of achieving a cancer free future.

4,500+

schools and childcare services

660,000+

people have visited our Healthy Lunch Box. This number is growing every day and helps parents pack over 2,500 lunches in their child’s school life.

198

community service organisations have participated in Tackling Tobacco to help their clients quit smoking and improve their health and wellbeing

are protected from the harmful
effects of the sun while at school
and childcare services thanks
to our SunSmart Program.

Information and Support

We assist people as they navigate the cancer journey, easing their emotional and practical burdens and helping them make informed decisions.

Our Transport to Treatment drivers
made 22,138 trips, covering almost
1,000,000 km across NSW to help
cancer patients and their
carers get to treatment.

10,440+

people called
Cancer Council
13 11 20 for
Information
and Support

This service offers cancer
patients, carers, families
and the community the
support of speaking to a
specialist cancer
professional, to find out
more about cancer and
available support services.

$15.6 million worth of professional assistance was provided through our Pro Bono Program, helping over 6,300 people affected by cancer in NSW with legal, financial, workplace and small business advice.

199,000+

Understanding Cancer resources were distributed enabling people affected by cancer to access reliable and easy-to-understand cancer information.

Advocacy

Supporting the community to advocate for change can result in significant
improvements in legislation, public policy and funding to reduce cancer risk
and improve cancer care.

Our continued campaigning
and our network of over

38,000+ CanAct Community

supporters have led to
some amazing wins!

Chemotherapy co-payments for patients abolished
More smoke-free areas than ever before
An additional $100 million funding for palliative care

Thank you!

Thank you to all of our 23,000+

community supporters and volunteers for
donating their time to our events, programs,
research and projects, and to all the generous
people who give us money by fundraising, and
through donations, events and bequests.

With your generosity and support, together
we can achieve a cancer free future.

These facts and figures are from the 2017/18 financial year. To find out more please refer to our Annual Report.

See how your donations help achieve a cancer free future

We work across every aspect of every cancer.


61,000

Australian lives have been saved

Cancer survival rates have increased 20% in the last 20 years thanks to improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment.
  • Our research achievements

    Research is fundamental to unlocking the answers for a cancer free future
  • $18.7m invested in cancer research in 2017/18

    and

    $153m invested in the past 10 years

  • We fund

    292researchers

    72projects

    18institutions

    finding ways to improve cancer outcomes across the cancer journey.

  • Our research has
    informed major changes
    to Australia's National
    Cervical Screening
    Program, bringing an
    integrated approach to
    cervical screening
    and HPV vaccination.
  • Our research is
    determining whether
    vitamin D
    supplementation in
    men with prostate
    cancer can prevent
    disease progression.

  • Our researchers are investigating different screening strategies to optimise early detection of breast cancer.
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  • Prevention

    Prevention is one of the most effective ways to achieve a cancer free future

  • 660,000+

    people have visited our Healthy Lunch Box. This number is growing every day and helps parents pack over 2,500 lunches in their child’s school life.

  • 198

    community service organisations have participated in Tackling Tobacco to help their clients quit smoking and improve their health and wellbeing

  • 4,500+schools and childcare services

    are protecting their children from the harmful effects of the sun thanks to our SunSmart Program

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  • Information and Support

    We assist people as they navigate the cancer journey, easing their emotional and practical burdens and helping them make informed decisions.
  • Our
    Transport to Treatment
    drivers made

    22,138

    trips, covering almost 1,000,000 km across NSW to help cancer patients and their carers get to treatment.

  • $15.6 million

    worth of professional assistance was provided through our Pro Bono Program, helping over 6,300 people affected by cancer in NSW with legal, financial, workplace and small business advice.

  • 199,000+

    Understanding Cancer
    resources were
    distributed enabling
    people affected by
    cancer to access
    reliable cancer information.

  • 10,440+people called
    Cancer Council
    13 11 20 for
    Information and
    Support
    from our specialist cancer information professionals.
next
  • Advocacy

    Supporting the community to advocate for change can result in significant improvements in legislation, public policy and funding to reduce cancer risk and improve cancer care.
  • Our continued
    campaigning
    and our network of over

    38,000+

    CanAct

    Community supporters
    have led to some
    amazing wins!

  • Chemotherapy co-payments for patients abolished
  • More smoke-free areas than ever before
  • An additional $100 million funding for palliative care
next

Thank you to all our

23,000+

community supporters and volunteers for donating their time to our events, programs, research and projects, and to all the generous people who give us money by fundraising, and through donations, events and bequests.

With your generosity and support, together we can achieve a cancer free future.

These facts are from the 2017/18 financial year. To find out more refer to our Annual Report.

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