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Cancer Council Australia

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About Cancer Council Australia

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.

Vision and Mission

Their vision:

To minimise the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support.

Their mission:

To lead a cohesive approach to reduce the impact of cancer.

Cancer Council Australia works with its members the eight state and territory Cancer Councils to:

  • Undertake and fund cancer research
  • Prevent and control cancer
  • Provide information and support for people affected by cancer.

Programs and Services

Prevention programs and patient support services are provided by Cancer Councils around the country.

Click here for information on programs and support services provided by Cancer Council WA for cancer patients, families and friends.

Nationally, the Cancer Council Helpline (13 11 20)* receives more than 150,000 calls a year.

Contact Details

For further information, visit, or for information on programs and services in your state or territory, call the Cancer Council Helpline: 13 11 20*.

* Local call cost anywhere in Australia.

Cancer Council Australia

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Posted On: 5 March, 2009
Modified On: 17 August, 2017


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