Australia has one of the world’s best cancer survival rates, but treatment outcomes vary widely among different cancer types. While increasing numbers of breast, bowel, prostate and skin cancer patients are living longer lives after diagnosis, by comparison there has been little progress in the survival of brain, pancreatic, head and neck, bladder, lung and other complex and rare cancers. Read more
Relatively good progress in survival seems to correlate to the level of community awareness. Cancer survivors make effective ambassadors for a cause. For example, breast and prostate cancer survivors have done a great job to help get those cancers on the public agenda.
This year’s Charity Reputation Index results released
This year’s Charity Reputation Index has found Australian’s are more likely to support charities that support humans ahead of those which support animals or the environment. The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been named as the most reputable charity for the third year running, the McGrath Foundation came in second and St John Ambulance rounded out the top three. Read more
The Charity Reputation Index ranks not-for-profits based on how they are perceived by the public.