June 2015

CEO Update from Jim L’Estrange

jim-lestrangeThis year, Cancer Council NSW is celebrating 60 years since we first began.

We have achieved so much over this time and everyone involved in our work should be proud of the influence Cancer Council NSW has. This would not have been possible without the commitment and contribution of our volunteers.

I would just like to share with you where we’ve come from and highlight some of our successes.

We were first established in 1955 and began our work with just seven members, who were committed to discovering what causes cancer. They set out to begin funding research, with an initial investment of £24,500. Today, we commit over $14 million to funding cancer research each year.

Read Jim’s complete article here


Cancer Council NSW and Aboriginal communities

Aboriginal Study LogoThe Aboriginal Patterns of Cancer Care (APOCC) project, after making a number of pivotal discoveries in Aboriginal health, is now working with Aboriginal communities to improve cancer awareness and education.

We now have a better understanding of the differences in cancer diagnosis, surgery and survival between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, and the need for more culturally relevant information and education.

The APOCC team is developing print and online resources that will help anyone working with Aboriginal communities.

Read more here


Healthy living after cancer

GEN_Lady in ParkHave you completed treatment for cancer within the last five years or know anyone who has?

Adults who have completed treatment for cancer within the past five years are invited to take part in a free telephone health coaching program run by Cancer Council NSW.

Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

Read the full article


Understanding e-books

Understanding Non Hodgkin Lymphoma coverMany people are familiar with Cancer Council’s Understanding Cancer series booklets for people with cancer, their families and friends. We’ve expanded the series of print and multimedia resources in the series to include e-books.

What is an e-book?

An e-book is a digital book that can be read on a variety of electronic devices, including dedicated e-readers such as the Kindle or Kobo, and with appropriate software installed, on tablets and iPads, computers and smartphones.

Our e-books are in .EPUB format, which is compatible with most devices.

Read more here


Other articles of interest

Supportive care over the yearsBeating cancer across generationsBook reviews and recipes


Regional news

Statewide volunteer news archive from 2015


Contact us

Email volunteervacancies@nswcc.org.au or call 13 11 20 for all volunteer enquiries.

Forward all feedback and contributions to volunteervoice@nswcc.org.au.

To contact any of the Cancer Council NSW Regional Offices click on the link.