See how your donations help beat cancer

We work across every aspect of every cancer.

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 that will help us to beat cancer.

$15minvested in cancer research in 2015/16

and

$143minvested 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

Preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of beating cancer.

More than700,000

NSW children

12,300

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.

157

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 7,613 trips, covering more
than 700,000km across NSW
to help cancer patients and
their carers get to treatment.

11,900+

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.

2,200+ people have received a total of $508,000

through our Financial Assistance
Program to help with household
expenses and the cost of
getting to treatment.

228,000+

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

18,800+ CanAct Community

supporters have led to
some amazing wins!

Chemotherapy co-payments abolished.
Ban on commercial solariums now in effect.
Current campaign: the I Care For Palliative Care campaign
is calling for more specialist palliative care services.

Thank you!

Thank you to all of our 33,300+

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 will beat cancer.

These facts and figures are from the 2015/2016 financial year. To find out more please refer to our Annual Report.

See how your donations help beat cancer

We work across every aspect of every cancer.

Almost 30%

more Australians are alive today

who would have otherwise died from cancer over 20 years ago.

This is due to continuing investment into research, which has resulted in improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatments.

  • Our research achievements

    Research is fundamental to unlocking the answers that will help us to beat cancer.
  • $14.2m invested in cancer research in 2013/14

    and

    $130m+ invested in the last 10 years

  • We fund

    266researchers in

    149projects in

    77institutions

    all contributing to the collective knowledge about cancer.

  • Improved early
    detection of the
    deadly liver cancer
    in high-risk
    communities.
  • Our research into
    prostate cancer will
    help close the gap
    in survival rates
    between rural and
    city patients.

  • 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

    Preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of beating cancer.

  • 8,912

    more parents are
    helping protect their
    children from cancer
    by getting them to eat
    eating enough fruit
    and veg thanks to our
    Eat It To Beat It
    program.

  • 131

    social and community
    service organisations
    are reached through
    our Tackling Tobacco Program.

  • 700,000NSW children

    are protected from the harmful effects of the sun whilst at school thanks to our SunSmart Program in primary schools and childcare services.

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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.
  • 5,541

    patients and their
    carers were assisted
    to attend treatment
    through our
    16 Transport to
    Treatment services
    across NSW.

  • Over 1,100

    families have received $1.3m of pro bono legal, financial, small business accounting and workplace advice, supporting people affected by cancer.

  • 240,000+

    publications were
    distributed enabling
    people affected by
    cancer to access
    reliable and
    easy-to-understand
    cancer information.

  • 15,700+people called
    our
    13 11 20 Information and
    Support service

    which 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.

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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

    13,700

    CanAct

    Community supporters
    have led to some
    amazing recent wins!

  • CanAct Community
    identified five
    issues for our 2015
    State election
    campaign.
  • Introduction of
    Health Star Rating
    food labelling
    scheme.
  • NSW Government
    established
    taskforce to review
    tobacco retail
    regulations.
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Thank you to all our

33,300+

community supporters who get behind our cause and connect with our mission to beat cancer, and our 2,500+ volunteers who generously donate their time.

With your generosity and support, together we
will beat cancer.

These facts are from the 2015–16 financial year. To find out more refer to our Annual Report.

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