The research we support
Each year, Cancer Council NSW provides close to $15 million to support research across Australia. We’re proud of the research breakthroughs that we’ve helped create – thanks to research into cancer prevention, treatment and management, more than 61,000 cancer deaths were averted between 1987 and 2007.
Donations help to support the 80 research projects we conduct and fund across 35 cancer groups and all along the cancer journey – from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. The research we support covers everything from the causes of cancer to new cancer treatments, and is funded through a rigorous process that makes sure we fund excellent work.
We have a talented group of researchers on staff who conduct public health research to reduce the national and international impact of cancer. They do this through investigations of the causes of cancer, trends in the occurrence of cancer, the experiences of people who have cancer and the services used to treat cancer.
Get involved in research
Would you like to help Cancer Council NSW’s research?
One of the key ways to help is by joining a cancer research study – no matter who you are, there may be a study you can assist.
Cancer survivors and carers help us decide which research we should fund. If you are interested in assisting with funding decisions or working directly with researchers, we run a Research Consumer training program each August.
Information for researchers
Cancer Council NSW funds more than a dozen new research grants every year. We offer detailed instructions on how to apply for funding, as well as additional information on our Consumer Review process and how to maximise your chances of a successful application.