Cancer Council Australia

Unverified non-profit organisation

As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control* organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.
Their overall aim is to minimise the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support.
As described on their website under ‘What we do’. The main areas they work in are:
• Cancer Research

• Providing evidence-based, up-to-date information to Health professinonals and cancer patients.

• Early detection and prevention programs to reduce the risk of cancer.

• Cancer support groups, services and programs to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients, their families and carers.

• Australia-wide network of health professionals, the Australian Cancer Network (ACN) who develop guidelines to provide the best evidence based treatment and care for cancer patients.

• Advocate on the needs of stakeholders and improving cancer control policy.

• Organise events, receive donations and bequests and work with corporate partners to raise money to support their cancer control activities.

• Affiliations with national and international cancer organisations help further our shared objectives.

• Market a range of high-quality, affordable sun protection products, including sunscreens, sunglasses, protective clothing, beach shelters and cosmetics with sun protection. Royalties support the activities of the Cancer Councils.


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About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Oceania: Australia

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical