About Cancer Council

Cancer Council is the only organisation that works across the entire cancer journey.

Our vision is to minimise the threat of cancer for all Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support. To realise our vision Cancer Council undertakes a broad range of activities:


We are the leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia. Each year we grant around $60 million to cancer research, research scholarships and fellowships.

Information and Support

Cancer Councils coordinate a network of cancer support groups, services and programs to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers. We provide evidence-based, up-to-date information about all aspects of cancer.


Our early detection and prevention programs aim to help people quit smoking, protect themselves from the sun, eat healthier foods and engage in physical activity to reduce the risk of cancer.


Cancer Council advises government on the needs of our stakeholders and provides an independent voice for improved cancer control policy based on the evidence.

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