See how your donations help achieve a
cancer free future

61,000

Australianlives have been

saved

by improvements in cancer
prevention, screening and
treatment over the past 20 years.

Research

Research is fundamental to unlocking the answers for a cancer free future.

$15.2minvested in cancer research in 2016/17

and

$148minvested in the
past 10 years

Our findings around Aboriginal
breast cancer outcomes will
guide future policymaking to
help close the gap between
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
cancer outcomes.
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.

More than900,000

NSW children

12,900+

parents participated in our
Eat It To Beat It program,
helping protect their
children from cancer
by getting them
to eat more
fruit and veg.

185

community service
organisations are
participating in Tackling
Tobacco and helping their
clients to quit smoking.

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 20,296 trips, covering more
than 800,000km across NSW
to help cancer patients and
their carers get to treatment.

12,200+

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.

$1.5m worth of assistance was provided for free through our Pro Bono Legal & Financial Program, helping 864 people in NSW with legal, financial and workplace 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

26,500+ CanAct Community

supporters have led to
some amazing wins!

Chemotherapy co-payments abolished.
Ban on commercial solariums now in effect.
$100m funding commitment from the NSW
Government to improve palliative care services.

Thank you!

Thank you to all of our 28,100+

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 2016/17 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

by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years.
  • Our research achievements

    Research is fundamental to unlocking the answers for a cancer free future
  • $15.2m invested in cancer research in 2016/17

    and

    $148m invested in the past 10 years

  • We fund

    256researchers in

    70projects in

    13institutions

    all contributing to the collective knowledge about cancer.

  • 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 findings around
    Aboriginal breast cancer
    outcomes will guide
    future policymaking to
    help close the gap
    between Aboriginal and
    non-Aboriginal cancer
    outcomes.
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  • Prevention

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

  • 12,900+

    parents participated in
    our Eat It To Beat It
    program, helping
    protect their children
    from cancer by getting
    them to eat more
    fruit and veg.

  • 185

    community service
    organisations are
    participating in
    Tackling Tobacco and
    helping their clients
    to quit smoking.

  • 900,000+NSW children

    are protected from the harmful effects of the sun while at school and childcare services 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

    20,296

    trips across NSW
    to help cancer
    patients and their
    carers get to
    treatment.

  • $1.5m worth

    of assistance was provided for free through our Pro Bono Legal & Financial Program, helping 864 people in NSW with legal, financial and workplace advice.

  • 199,000+

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

  • 12,200+people called
    Cancer Council
    13 11 20 for
    Information and
    Support
    from our specialist cancer information professionals.
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  • 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

    26,500+

    CanAct

    Community supporters
    have led to some
    amazing wins!

  • Chemotherapy
    co-payments abolished.
  • Ban on commercial
    solariums now
    in effect
  • $100m funding
    commitment from
    the NSW Government
    to improve
    palliative care services.
next

Thank you to all our

28,100+

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 2016–17 financial year. To find out more refer to our Annual Report.

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