How we help
Cancer Council funded research is helping Australia achieve a cancer free future
Helping Australia eliminate cervical cancer
Professor Karen Canfell, Director of the Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW, and her team have shown we are now poised to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem.
Preventing and detecting
Leading the world in tobacco control
Cancer Council researcher Professor Melanie Wakefield is globally recognised for her rigorous population-based and experimental studies.
Holding the cards to reducing cancer risk
Cancer Council is working in partnership with world leading researchers like Professor David Whiteman to reduce the impact of cancer on our community by identifying how we can prevent as many cancer cases as possible in Australia.
Tackling bowel cancer on a national scale
Professor Karen Canfell and the Cancer Council bowel cancer research team specialise in looking at the big picture – the what, where, when and how of cancer.
Working to reduce alcohol-related cancer risk
The best way to reduce the impact of cancer in Australia is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Collaborating to provide the best tools for preventing chronic health problems
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (Prevention Centre) is a national collaboration of researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are working together to identify the best ways to prevent chronic health problems in Australia
Driving research discovery in childhood cancer
Professor Joanne Aitken, General Manager of Research, Cancer Council QLD, leads the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, a critical Australian research tool driving major cancer research discoveries both here and overseas.
Developing new treatments for hard to treat breast cancers
With the support of Cancer Council, Australian researcher Professor Gregory Monteith has been able to establish a global field of research that aims to transform how we treat and improve survival for the hardest to treat forms of breast cancers.
Saving and extending lives
Remembering Professor David Metcalf - an Australian cancer research hero
Internationally recognised as ‘the father of modern haematology’.
Outsmarting ovarian cancer
Working to improve treatment outcomes for one of the most deadly cancers affecting Australian women.
Providing a launch pad for the next generation of research discovery
Kristof Wing always knew that he wanted to make a difference to people’s lives.
Dramatically improving survival for the most common childhood cancer
Sixty years ago, a diagnosis of leukaemia was nearly always a death sentence for a child. Today, the vast majority of children diagnosed with leukaemia will survive their condition, thanks in part to the amazing work of researchers such as Professor Murray Norris at Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.
Supporting those affected
Improving the lives of Australian men living with prostate cancer
Associate Professor David Smith, Senior Research Fellow, Cancer Council NSW, is leading one of the world’s longest studies into the experiences of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Bridging the cancer care gap for Aboriginal Australians
Cancer is the second most common cause of death for Aboriginal people, who are 43% more likely to die from the disease than other Australians. Cancer Council researcher Professor Dianne O’Connell is working to understand some of the reasons why.
Supporting people with the rollercoaster of a cancer diagnosis
Dr Anna Boltong previously led the Cancer Council Cancer Information and Support Service (CISS) in Victoria and is working with similar services internationally to ensure that cancer patients receive the best possible support alongside their cancer treatment.