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